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Presenting our technical paper on repurposing subsidies to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Agriculture and Food for Development

On the 22nd November 2022 the Global Panel held a meeting at the House of Lords, Westminster, hosted by Lord Ewen Cameron of Dillington. Prof Marco Springmann, co-author, presented the findings from our technical paper, Exploring Potential Benefits of Repurposing Agricultural Subsidies in sub-Saharan Africa, which aims to inform the debate around rebalancing and repurposing…

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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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Briefing for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Regional Office for Africa

’Future Food Systems – for people, planet and prosperity’, a briefing for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Regional Office for Africa.  On April 26, 2022, the FAO Regional Office for Africa (RAF) hosted a briefing to discuss the findings from the Global Panel’s Foresight report, Future Food Systems – for people, planet and prosperity,…

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Towards a ‘net-zero equivalent’ global food system

On the 5/6th April we held a 2-day event at St George’s House, Windsor Castle. This event was held to bring together leading decision makers and scientists to develop a deeper understanding of how a ‘net-zero equivalent’ target for food systems could play a key role in simultaneously addressing global environmental challenges (notably relating to…

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Opinion piece – It’s time to nourish Africa once and for all

Nature Food published an article today entitled “It’s time to nourish Africa once and for all.“ In the article Dr Adesina argues that for too long African countries have failed to make the necessary investments to provide sustainable, healthy diets for their citizens. Something that should be a basic human right. Today, nearly 250 million…

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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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Nutrition Research in Policy: Research impact on policy and practice in nutrition

The Nutrition for Growth Summit was held in Tokyo on 7-8th December 2021 to identify and discuss solutions to worldwide nutrition challenges as the world approaches the final decade of the Sustainable Development Goals. A side event was held on the 14th December with the Global Challenges Research Fund, UK Research Initiative, and the ANH…

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Harnessing aquatic foods for sustainable healthy diets

Co-authored by Global Panel Chair Sir John Beddington, Dr. Naoko Yamamoto, Chair of UN Nutrition and Dr. Gareth Johnstone, Director General of WorldFish. It highlights the important role that aquatic foods play in sustainable healthy diets and the potential of sustainable aquaculture and fisheries, in combination with reduced food loss and waste and supportive fiscal…

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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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COP26: Addressing the triple burden of climate change, conflict, and malnutrition to improve prospects for peace

Global Panel member Dr. Celso Moretti discusses the triple burden of climate change, conflict and malnutrition at the COP26 IFAD pavilion event on 8th November 2021 At a COP26 pavilion event, hosted by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Global Panel member Dr. Celso Moretti gave his insights on the need for fundamental food…

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