How to Strengthen the Quality of Engagement between Governments and Businesses to Improve the Quality of Diets?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) emphasize that businesses have an important role to play in achieving development targets by 2030. This is true for SDG 2 on Hunger and Malnutrition Reduction because the vast majority of food is delivered to the poor and undernourished through markets. Along with consumers, businesses – including farmers, food processors, wholesalers and retailers — are the most numerous stakeholders in food systems. Therefore, engaging with businesses is vital if we want food systems to deliver safe nutritious foods at prices that low income families can afford. To date, the quality of engagement has been weak. Why does it need to be strengthened, what needs to be done to do that, and who needs to do it?

It is in this framework that the GAIN is hosting the event ‘How to Strengthen the Quality of Engagement between Governments and Businesses to Improve the Quality of Diets?’ on Monday, 5 June 2017 from 18:00 to 19:30 at the Thistle City Barbican Hotel Central St, in London.

Speakers

Vinita Bali

Chair of the Board, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

Joachim von Braun

Vice Chair of the Board, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

Lawrence Haddad

Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

Beverley Postma

Chief Executive Officer, HarvestPlus

Adebimpe Adebiyi

Director of Family Health, Ministry of Health, Nigeria

Lauren Landis

Director of Nutrition, World Food Programme (WFP)

Obey Assery Nkya

Prime Minister’s Office, United Republic of Tanzania

Mauricio Adade

President, DSM Latin America

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