The two-day Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit 2021 kicked off today with commitments made by leaders of governments, companies, international organizations, the United Nations, civil society organizations, and others. Key among them was the high-level commitment made by Google in the area of GAIN’s workforce nutrition.
Today, The Lancet will launch a series of three papers that compile knowledge on the role of nutrition in adolescent growth and the drivers of adolescent food choice, and provide recommendations on how to achieve better nutrition outcomes for this generation. The papers will be officially launched at an event hosted by Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and The Lancet today.
On 13 September 2021, finance professional Roberta Bove was appointed as Lead of the Nutritious Foods Financing (N3F) programme at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN). The programme aims to influence investors and existing funds to better support nutritious foods value chains, and to lead by example through a new investment facility that will specifically target nutrition in Africa.
A joint call to action by the Nutrition for Growth Summit’s Business Constituency Group comprised of WBCSD, The Consumer Goods Forum, International Food and Beverage Alliance, Food Industry Asia, and Nutrition Japan Public Private Platform, supported by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition and the Access to Nutrition Initiative.
Transforming agri-food systems is the high road to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, and a rigorous, science-based monitoring framework is needed to steer the process and keep all stakeholders accountable, a consortium of experts say in a new "viewpoint" published in the Food Policy journal.
The World Benchmark Alliance has today announced the results of its 2021 Food and Agriculture Benchmarks, which evaluates the performance of 350 keystone companies – those with a disproportionate impact on the global food system – on key environmental, nutritional and social inclusion topics.
USAID, through Feed the Future, and the Eleanor Crook Foundation (ECF) have announced their intention to support the establishment of the Nutritious Foods Financing Facility (N3F), a first of its kind investment fund that will bolster these critical SMEs and promote well-nourished communities in Sub-Saharan Africa.
UPDATE: Since publication the number has now risen to 100,000. Alarm bells are ringing – set by 70,000 young people and allies around the world, distressed by the state of current food systems, which are letting the planet, current, and future generations down.
Today, 42 companies have pledged a promising USD 345 million to contribute to ending global hunger as part of a new initiative led by key international organizations. The Zero Hunger Private Sector Pledge is a game-changing solution emerging from the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) Action Tracks.
This is the message in an article published in the Lancet online, where leaders from the Johns Hopkins University, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), have joined forces in expressing a strong call to action for food and health communities to work together.