Following a year of lockdowns and a stalling global economy, the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World research shows that an additional 118m people are going to bed hungry, an increase of 18% in one year. We are at an inflection point.
PRESS RELEASE: GAIN, MUFPP, and RUAF are launching Food Action Cities. Food Action Cities is a knowledge platform where cities can share experiences, resources, and inspiration, and connect with each other’s journeys towards sustainable, resilient food systems that advance equitable access to improved nutrition.
PRESS RELEASE: The Demand Generation Alliance (DGA) was launched this week at the SDG Tent. The DGA’s objective is to encourage pressure from consumers, and wider society, to demand the urgent shift to more sustainable and nutritious foods. The alliance has been established with a single vision: to make nutritious and sustainable food the preferred consumer choice.
BLOG: The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the food system have been well captured over the last year. Before COVID-19, SMEs in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) were already facing several challenges that limited their ability to grow and increase production of affordable nutritious foods. production, to knowledge and technical support to improve food safety and quality, and to networks to grow and share knowledge.
BLOG: Over the past eight months we—in our capacity as Action Track Chairs for the UN Food Systems Summit—have received well over 2,000 written submissions from around the world on how to transform food systems so that they can deliver access to safe and nutritious foods for all, in ways that deliver sustainable consumption, use approaches that are positive and regenerative for nature, generate livelihoods and decent work for those who depend on the food system, while promoting equity and building resilience for all.
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and the Swiss-based Fondation Botnar are pleased to announce the launch of the innovative Food Investigator Game project, designed to help youth of East Java, Indonesia, to improve their eating habits.
when fortification’s done right, payoffs are large in terms of improved nutritional status, cognition, and productivity – which is why it’s so widely implemented. And wherever it’s implemented, we need to know if it’s working. Ideally, we’d measure impact on reduced nutrient deficiencies or related health outcomes, but this can be difficult for reasons of cost or because of the time taken for fortification programmes to yield measurable impacts. So what do we do instead?
Food is traded both globally and locally. Yet even when consumers can purchase food from all over the world, local, "traditional" markets often provide the least expensive, freshest products with the shortest supply chains. And that is why local markets are ubiquitous and essential for feeding consumers of all types.
PRESS RELEASE: Today the World Wide Fund for Nature, one of the world’s largest conservation organisations, and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), a foundation that tackles human suffering caused by malnutrition, announce a formal MOU to deliver food systems which benefit both people and nature.
BLOG: The Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the Global Alliance for Nutrition (GAIN) have just signed up to a new partnership. WWF aims to stop the degradation of the earth’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony, and GAIN to deliver more nutritious food for all people. At face value fundamentally different jobs. Why would they be joining forces? The answer is simple: food systems are failing nature and are leaving billions of people without safe and nutritious food.