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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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Global Panel briefing to UNFSS Action Tracks: Future Food Systems: For people, our planet, and prosperity

On 9th November, Prof Patrick Webb, Technical Adviser to the Global Panel, provided a briefing on the Foresight 2.0 report, Future Food Systems: For people, our planet, and prosperity to the recently appointed leads of the UN Food System Summit Action Tracks. The presentation provided an overview of the key messages of the report and…

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Briefing on ‘Rethinking trade policies to support healthier diets’

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Development Officer (FCDO) invited the Panel to present the policy brief ‘Rethinking trade policies to support healthier diets’ as part of its ‘nutrition hub’ series. Panel member Emmy Simmons and Technical Adviser Patrick Webb shared messaging from the Trade Brief with policy advisers located across the globe, many working directly…

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Opinion: The COVID-19 crisis has brought with it many important warnings and lessons. None more so than the fragility of our global food system.

Shenggen Fan is Chair Professor of China Agricultural University, former Director General of International Food Policy Research Institute and member of the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition. The COVID-19 crisis has brought with it many important warnings and lessons. None more so than highlighting the fragility of our global food system. Dangerous weaknesses have…

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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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Nature Correspondence: The urgency of food system transformation is now irrefutable

Nature Correspondence: The urgency of food system transformation is now irrefutable Read it here: Nature Food correspondence 2020 Published on 28th September 2020, correspondence from the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition in Nature Food, puts forward the argument that the urgency of food system transformation is now irrefutable and proposes a…

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Press release: Future Food Systems: For people, our planet, and prosperity

Food systems are damaging our health and the planet:   A new report sets out how diets need to change – for people, our planet, and prosperity.    29th September 2020 – The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition announced the launch of its new report, Future Food Systems: For people, our planet, and prosperity.  The report, produced by an independent…

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Foresight 2.0, Future Food Systems: For people, our planet, and prosperity – Webinar

Launch of the Global Panel report: Foresight 2.0, Future Food Systems: For people, our planet, and prosperity A LIVE Webinar Hosted by the Global Panel and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN  Time   September 29th, 2020:  2.00pm CEST/1.00pm BST/08.00am EST   Description   The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition is pleased…

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Opinion: How science and technology can help rebuild healthier and more sustainable food systems

Dr Celso Moretti is President of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa), which is the largest agricultural research enterprise in Brazil, falling within the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Food Supply. An expert in plant and food science technology, Dr Moretti joined the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition in October 2019.  The COVID-19 pandemic has spread…

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Opinion: COVID-19: Enhancing diets and strengthening food systems in Uganda

COVID-19: Enhancing diets and strengthening food systems in Uganda Rhoda Peace Tumusiime & Pamela Mbabazi Her Excellency Rhoda Peace Tumusiime is the former Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture at the African Union Commission and a member of the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition. Throughout her career, she has championed agricultural…

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