COP27 was not the first time nutrition and climate have been mentioned in the same breath at a COP. That was in Paris in 2015 and no one really listened. Timing is everything and in Sharm El Sheik seven years later the timing was right.
Healthy and sustainable food must be made more accessible, available, and affordable for all by governments and the private sector. Additionally, COP27 must address a comprehensive food systems transformation, including a focus on healthy and sustainable diets.
G7 Development Minister’s communique and the Chair’s Summary – Session 5: "Response to Multiple Crises on the African Continent – focusing on Food Security". The Zero Hunger Coalition and Private Sector Pledge have received strong support from the Communiqué 'Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in times of multiple crises' issued on 19 May 2022 by the G7 Development Ministers.
Today GAIN presents its statement on food safety to the 75th World Health Assembly taking place in Geneva. GAIN aims to make nutritious safe foods more desirable, available, and affordable for all. The new WHO global strategy for food safety launched today is an important milestone in linking the objectives of food safety, nutrition, and smart development, for if food isn’t safe, it isn’t food.
The war in Ukraine is a catastrophe for that country and for the world. The loss of food production and exports from Ukraine (and to some extent Russia) will push world food prices up as the lack of supply fails to meet demand. High energy prices due to the loss of production, trade and the sanctions imposed will do the same, making food production, distribution and preparation more costly. Higher food and fuel prices will lower people’s income for other necessities such as clean water, sanitation and health care.
The African Union and African Heads of State and Governments have designated 2022 as the Year of Nutrition for Africa. We, GAIN’s country leaders in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria and Mozambique, applaud this initiative simply because while there has been a lot of progress across Africa, more needs to be done, in particular to secure the investments needed to implement a nutrition action plan that reduces malnutrition across the continent.
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) commits to support these goals by improving access to nutritious and safe foods in a sustainable way. We will register two major commitments in the Nutrition Accountability Framework in relation to improving diet quality for millions of people around the world.
That goal was to identify ways that businesses large and small could support efforts to tackle all forms of malnutrition, recognizing that most of the core underlying problems of malnutrition can never be addressed without actions by those that grow, manufacture, distribute and market food to consumers.
Food production is one of the largest drivers of climate change and environmental degradation. Current diets are contributing to a rising burden of diet-related chronic diseases. To address these intertwined issues, there is an urgent need to transition to sustainable and nourishing dietary patterns.
Submission to the UN Food Systems Summit (UN FSS) Commitment Registry – Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN). The United Nations Food Systems Summit (UN FSS), taking place on September 23, 2021, marks a key milestone on the journey towards food systems transformation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.