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).
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?