Event: Healthy diets & nutrition in the context of uncertainty
Wednesday 16 March 2016
6:00 – 8:00 PM
House of Commons, Committee Room 11
The Global Panel for Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition launches its new policy brief: “Managing food price volatility: policy options to support healthy diets and nutrition in the context of uncertainty”.
Join us as we discuss the brief and emerging questions related to our forthcoming Foresight report on future diets, to be launched in summer 2016.
Chair Lord Cameron of Dillington, co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Agriculture and Food for Development will be joined by:
- Sir John Beddington, former UK Chief Scientific Adviser
- Emmy Simmons, Board Member, Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa/Agree
- Sir Gordon Conway, Director of Agriculture for Impact; Professor of International Development, Imperial College
- Dr. Lawrence Haddad, Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute, Poverty Health and Nutrition Division
The Global Panel’s new brief: Managing Food Price Volatility
Food price volatility is a serious global concern, especially in developing countries. Rising food prices impact when and what people eat and has severe consequences for hunger and malnutrition. At present, about 800 million of the world’s population are hungry and about 2 billion are overweight or obese. Most affected are the poorest households, which spend the largest share of income on food. How can policy and decision-makers protect food and nutrition security in the face of uncertainty?
The Global Panel’s Foresight project:
What decisions do policymakers need to take to ensure that by 2035 food systems deliver high quality diets in low and middle income countries?
What emerging evidence is there on future trends in agriculture and diets?
How will low-income households, women and children be affected?
There will be time for questions from the audience to the panel of speakers and informal networking from 7.40 to 8pm.
To register to attend, please email Catherine Le Blanc.