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G20: The critical role of nutrition in global development

The G20 countries are facing multiple, interrelated public health challenges that threaten to further disrupt the achievement of the Sustainable Development Agenda. A key challenge is that our present food systems fail to provide diets that are healthy, affordable, and sustainable for three billion people. Their transformation is key to resolving such challenges. Despite their…

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Opinion: COP27 Must Prioritise Climate Adaptation of Food Systems

An opinion piece by the First Lady of Ghana, Rebecca Akufo-Addu on why  COP27 must prioritise climate adaptation of food systems, especially in low and middle income countries, has been published today by Devex International Development.  The First Lady is a Champion within the African Leaders for Nutrition network and a Champion of Nutrition for Ghana. …

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Options for reforming agricultural subsidies from health, climate, and economic perspectives

On the 10th January 2022, Nature Communications published an article by Dr Marco Springmann, Foresight 2.0 report Lead Expert Group member and senior researcher, Oxford Martin School, and Dr. Florian Freund, economic researcher, Oxford Martin School, co-funded by the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition. The article discusses the use of integrated…

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Opinion: A ‘net zero’– equivalent target is needed to transform food systems

Published in Nature Food on Friday 3rd December 2021, Foresight Report Co-chair Prof Tim Benton, Panel member Dr Shenggen Fan and other colleagues discuss why nations need to position food systems transformation at the heart of policy priorities, which was not a theme at COP26. Read full article here. The UN Food Systems Summit in…

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The Transition Steps Needed to Transform Our Food Systems

As part of its ongoing work in supporting preparations for the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), the Global Panel has recently produced a brief for the Scientific Group of the UNFSS; ‘The Transition Steps Needed to Transform Our Food Systems’. This paper draws on the detailed analysis and advice set out in the Panel’s recent foresight report ‘Future Food Systems: For people, our planet and…

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COVID-19 and Food Systems: Rebuilding for Resilience

As part of its ongoing work in supporting preparations for the forthcoming United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), the Global Panel has produced a brief for the Scientific Group of the UNFSS; ‘COVID-19 and Food Systems: Rebuilding for Resilience’.  The paper argues the vital need to strengthen the resilience of food systems, not just to cope with a future pandemic, but for a range of demand- and supply-side shocks that could occur. The paper…

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Strengthening Food Systems in Zambia

On March 18 2021 the Global Panel joined a Technical Committee Meeting hosted by the Office of the Vice President and the National Food and Nutrition Commission of the Republic of Zambia. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss preparations for the United Nations Food Systems Summit and the challenge of food system transformation….

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Opinion: Race for Covid vaccines in Africa is hiding the key role of nutrition

Published in the Financial Times on 4th April 2021, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank and Global Panel member, puts forward the argument that nutrition and health need to be recognised as central to both the food transformation agenda and to managing Covid-19, and that improved food systems can play a vital…

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Nutrition policy panel points to the power of aquatic foods

A blog Piece by Aniss Khalid, WorldFish Harnessing aquatic foods through the sustainable growth of aquaculture deserves more attention in responding to the global call to transform food systems toward more nutritious and resilient diets for all, said experts in a recent panel discussion hosted by WorldFish and the Global Panel of Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition (GLOPAN). …

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His Excellency, John Kufuor: Celebrating his commitment to nutrition as he retires as Co-Chair of the Global Panel

Co-Chair, H.E. Kufuor, retires from the Global Panel His Excellency John A. Kufuor has been Co-chair of the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition since its inception in 2013. Through his leadership, the Panel has delivered 18 evidence-based policy and technical briefs covering various aspects of food systems, together with two Foresight…

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