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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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Successful high-level roundtable: Providing healthy diets in Nepal

Press releases for this event can also be found in the following publications: Himalayan Times (available in English); Makalu Khabar, Sunakhari News and Jana Akash (available in Nepali).   On the 9th December, the Global Panel co-convened a high-level roundtable in partnership with the National Planning Commission (NPC) of Nepal, to discuss ways of transforming…

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Launch of ‘Food Systems & Diets: a Handbook of Essential Policies’

19th December 2019 – Last week, the Global Panel launched its new policy tool: Food Systems and Diets: a handbook of essential policies. The Handbook is an accumulation of the Global Panel’s policy briefs to date, and aims to provide a body of knowledge on how food systems can influence the production and consumption of safe,…

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Opinion Piece: How sustainable food systems can support a healthier and more prosperous Nepal

Opinion Piece by Professor Srinath Reddy. Prof Reddy attended and co-chaired the high-level roundtable in Nepal on the 9th December 2019.   Healthy Diets: How sustainable food systems can support a healthier and more prosperous Nepal. The efforts from the Government of Nepal and its partners to reduce stunting in children by around 21% over…

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Success for Foresight 2.0 Consultation in Nepal

On the 6th November, the Global Panel hosted a consultation workshop to inform the development of the Foresight 2.0 report. The event was held in the margins of the Scaling Up Nutrition Global Gathering (SUNGG) in Kathmandu, and was attended by forty participants from over fifteen countries. The meeting was co-facilitated by Dr Lawrence Haddad, Chief…

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