Opinion pieces

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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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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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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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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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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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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