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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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Working towards the United Nations Food Systems Summit

The Global Panel have been working towards the UNFSS, a detailed list of engagement is below. November 2020 – Action Track Leads and Vice-Chairs were briefed on the Foresight 2 Report. – IFBA were briefed on the Foresight 2.0 Report. – World Health Organisation were briefed on the Foresight 2 Report. – GP Secretariat attended…

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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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Press release: Harnessing aquaculture for healthy diets

Healthy people and a healthy planet: Can aquaculture help transform our food systems? 15th February 2021 –  The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition is today announcing the launch of its new brief,  Harnessing aquaculture for healthy diets.   The brief, produced by an independent team of leading international experts, presents evidence on how aquaculture can contribute…

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Positioning food systems to deliver sustainable, affordable, and healthy diets for all in Ethiopia and setting the scene for the UN Food Systems Summit

A recording of the event is available here. On 9 February 2021 the Global Panel co-hosted an event with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to discuss the topic of food system transformation. The Ethiopian delegation was led by H.E. Dr Lia Tadesse, Minister of…

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Harnessing aquaculture for healthy diets – Webinar

Read the policy brief here. Time  Monday 15th February 2021, 12.00PM GMT / 14.00PM CEST / 07.00am EST  Description  The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition is pleased to launch its latest policy brief, Harnessing Aquaculture for healthy diets. This brief highlights the contribution of aquaculture to nutrition, economic growth, and employment in low-…

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High-level briefings on the Global Panel’s new report, ‘Future Food Systems: For people, our planet and prosperity’

Healthy diets are currently unaffordable to an estimated 3 billion people; more than 200 million children under five face a life with insufficient food; and at least 11 million people die every year from diet-related illnesses, including stroke, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. At the same time, food systems are in a spiral of decline with the environmental…

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