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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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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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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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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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Read our COVID-19 policy brief

The new Policy Brief: COVID-19: safeguarding food systems and promoting healthy diets, presents 10 priority actions to help policymakers mitigate the effects of the pandemic on food systems, with a focus on consumers and food supply. The need for action The brief focuses on the profound impacts the pandemic has already had on food systems and…

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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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