The Indonesia Postharvest Loss Alliance for Nutrition (I-PLAN), an innovative initiative founded by GAIN with support by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, was recognized today by winning the Best Practices Award in Sustaining Urban Food Systems from the Dubai International Award for Best Practices.
The war in Ukraine has brought into sharp relief how tenuous some of the staple foods we take for granted can vanish. The situation is dire and threatens world’s food security, with many GAIN countries directly affected.
In mid-2020, GAIN developed the Keeping Food Markets Working (KFMW) programme as an emergency response to the COVID-19 crisis, providing rapid support to food system workers, to small and medium enterprises supplying nutritious foods and to keeping fresh food markets open.
Use EatSafe's new, interactive Food Price Tool to explore how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted food prices in traditional markets in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, and Tanzania.
Malnutrition comes in many forms. Hunger, stunting, and wasting can have severe consequences that are all too visible. A related form of malnutrition—deficiencies in essential vitamins and minerals—often goes unnoticed yet can wreak havoc on the immune system, hinder growth and development and, in extreme cases, lead to death. This “hidden hunger” is the result of poor diets lacking in essential micronutrients.
In this op-ed, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition Sadia Kaenzig, Head of Communications and Bhuvaneswari Balasubramanian, India Programme Lead, challenge the world’s leaders to end the silent scourge of female hunger and work towards a more equitable and inclusive food systems
This blog highlights findings related to gender from EatSafe's formative research. Women’s empowerment and gender equity are central to reducing the burden of foodborne illness and integral research, learning, and evaluation of food safety interventions.
The latest IPCC report marks a step change in recognising links between food and the climate crisis. Food systems, which are mentioned 350 times in the report, are already creaking under the pressure of multiple climate shocks, changing weather patterns, ecosystem collapse and degradation of land, soils and waterways.
It is with immense sadness that we are waving goodbye this week to Bonnie McClafferty, Director of Food Safety at GAIN! Bonnie has been an instrumental part of the organization in the past 11 years, revisiting GAIN’s focus since 2011 by looking at nutrition challenges from a food systems perspective.
2022 marks a decisive action year for scaling up and accelerating the implementation of robust, context specific efforts to eradicate hunger and increase accessibility of safe, nutritious foods for all people, whilst remaining within key Earth’s systems thresholds like climate change and biodiversity loss.