Kenya has seen good progress against some malnutrition indicators, for instance in lowering rates of under-five stunting to around 26%. But this figure remains high, while hiding large variation across different population groups.
Nigeria is a vast and diverse nation, and Africa’s most populous country. While Nigeria enjoys a rich food culture increasingly recognised around the world, its food and nutrition issues remain significant. These must be overcome to achieve prosperity for all. Home to the second highest population of stunted children under five in the world, Nigeria also faces natural challenges and climate change challenges.
As a nation, Ethiopia joins over 125 countries that have embarked on coordinating efforts for inclusive, multistakeholder Food Systems Summit Dialogues to engage around the vision of the "people’s summit". All over the world, countries have been holding – and in some cases continue to hold – national and sub-national dialogues to surface and prioritise needs and actions.
At the national level, Mozambique joins over 125 countries that have embarked on coordinating efforts for inclusive, multistakeholder Food Systems Summit Dialogues to engage around the vision of the "people’s summit".
Providing access to close to half of consumer nutrition needs, SMEs are the key drivers of the Food System. They integrate markets hence reducing poverty and hunger. SMEs create opportunities that improve equity by enabling environments for the youth, women and other marginalized groups.
The new Coalition aims at featuring food safety as an essential element of the United Nations Food Systems Summit Action Track 1, Ensure access to safe and nutritious food for all. During the event moderated by Caroline Smith DeWaal, Deputy Director of EatSafe, the two co-chairs of the Action Track 1, Pawan Agarwal and Delia Grace, announced the coalition’s inception.
"We are truly the first generation with a real chance of ending hunger and malnutrition". GAIN Executive Director and Chair for the UN Food Systems Summit Action Track 1 Lawrence Haddad noted as he opened the Achieving Zero Hunger session at the United Nations Food Systems Summit.
Today is International Youth Day, an awareness day created by the United Nations. The theme this year, "Transforming food systems: Youth innovation for human and planetary health", highlights the upcoming United Nations Food Systems Summit, an international event providing global leaders an opportunity to launch new policy and programmatic actions for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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.