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.
Over the holiday period the nutrition community - and the world - lost a powerful champion: Dr. Ferew Lemma. This is our abiding memory of Ferew: calm in a crisis, but passionate about improving people’s lives; still when listening, but restless to find solutions; quiet in meetings, but forceful when it comes to implementing decisions.
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.