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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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Press release: Fragile Contexts

Launch of a policy brief on Strengthening Food Systems in Fragile Contexts 3rd August 2020 – The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition today announces the launch of its latest policy brief, Strengthening Food Systems in Fragile Contexts. To mark the launch, a live webinar hosted by the United Nations World Food…

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COVID-19: Safeguarding food systems and promoting healthy diets

Launch of a new Policy Brief on COVID-19    29th June 2020 – The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition is today announcing the launch of its latest policy brief, COVID-19: safeguarding food systems and promoting healthy diets.    The brief focuses on the profound impacts the pandemic has already had on food systems…

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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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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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Innovative Agriculture: A force for good child nutrition in Africa

From the 2-6th September, Global Panel had the pleasure of attending and speaking at the annual African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) conference hosted in Ghana. In reflection of this successful event, the First Lady of Ghana, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, in her role as Nutrition Champion, discusses the importance of well-functioning food systems to improve nutrition across…

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Trade policy: a vital tool to ensure healthy diets and better nutrition.

On 11th – 14th June in Nairobi, Kenya, the 15th Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme Partnership Platform (CAADP PP) took place  with a focus on the theme “Enhancing Trade and Market Access for Accelerated Agriculture Transformation”. Governments and technical partners from across the continent met to share best practice and identify new strategies to enhance…

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Malnutrition, a global problem in search of global solutions

Devex editorial with contribution from Panel Member Tom Arnold. Artcile orginally published in Devex. NEW DELHI — Sunita Devi is huddled with about 20 women in a primary health care center in Gervani village, in the central state of Chhattisgarh in India. She’s anemic and pregnant, and she has questions for the health worker: “When will…

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How to transform food systems to feed the world and prevent mass extinctions

Dr. Shenggen Fan: “By addressing the whole system by which we grow, buy, and eat our food, we can achieve multiple wins to maintain biodiversity for planetary and human health.”

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