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Press release: Fragile Contexts

Launch of a policy brief on Strengthening Food Systems in Fragile Contexts 3rd August 2020 – The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition today announces the launch of its latest policy brief, Strengthening Food Systems in Fragile Contexts. To mark the launch, a live webinar hosted by the United Nations World Food…

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Strengthening Food Systems in Fragile Contexts – Webinar

Launch of the Global Panel Policy Brief: ‘Strengthening Food Systems in Fragile Contexts’  A LIVE Webinar Hosted by the Global Panel and the World Food Programme Time  Monday August 3rd, 2020 2.00PM CEST/1.00PM BST/08.00 US EST  Description  The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition is pleased to launch its latest policy brief, Strengthening food systems in fragile contexts.    This policy brief seeks to stimulate international development organisations,…

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COVID-19: Safeguarding food systems and promoting healthy diets

Launch of a new Policy Brief on COVID-19    29th June 2020 – The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition is today announcing the launch of its latest policy brief, COVID-19: safeguarding food systems and promoting healthy diets.    The brief focuses on the profound impacts the pandemic has already had on food systems…

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Agriculture Nutrition & Health Academy week research conference

On Wednesday 1st July, the Global Panel will be participating in the ANH Academy Week research conference plenary discussion on COVID-19. Professor Patrick Webb, Technical Adviser to the Global Panel will present the new Global Panel policy brief ‘COVID-19: safeguarding food systems and promoting healthy diets’,  launched on 29th June. Join us on 1st July,…

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Director General of FAO, Dr QU Dongyu, joins the Global Panel

The Global Panel welcomes Director-General QU Dongyu in his new role of Panel Member 4th June 2020 – The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Dr QU Dongyu, has been appointed Member of the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition. Since the inception of the Global…

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Covid-19, Food Systems and Nutrition: Statement from our Co-Chairs

In these challenging times, our thoughts are with those across the world who are working tirelessly to contain the Coronavirus outbreak, with those who have lost family members and friends, and all whose livelihoods are threatened. The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has brought the fragility of food systems even more sharply into focus. It shows how…

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Opinion: Why reshaping trade policies is essential for sustainable food systems, healthy diets

With its focus on climate change, the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, that took place last month reviewed how food systems can better support both planetary and human health by providing safe, affordable, and nutritious diets for all. While providing evidence to policymakers on this very issue is vital and has been on the…

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Putting nutrition at the heart of trade policy

Launch of a new Policy Brief on Trade and Nutrition  14 Feb 2020 – The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition is today announcing the launch of its latest policy brief, Rethinking trade policies to support healthier diets. This new brief is a call to action to align trade policies with the goal…

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African Leaders for Nutrition – High Level Event with Heads of State at the African Union Summit

On the 8th February, Director of the Global Panel, Prof Sandy Thomas attended the African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) meeting at the 33rd African Union Summit in Addis Ababa. The meeting was hosted by AfDB President and Global Panel Member, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, and attended by Heads of State, national ministers of health and key…

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Opinion piece: Guiding nutrition through thick and thin

Opinion Editorial from Prof Srinath Reddy, Panel Member and President of the Public Health Foundation of India. Until recently, experts on human nutrition were divided into two separate worlds—often in polemical conflict over competing priorities. Those who studied ‘undernutrition’ saw underweight, wasted or stunted children, or thin and anaemic adults as deficient in calories and…

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