Can we really rid the world of hunger and malnutrition in under a decade? The Nourishing Millions podcast series, undertaken in partnership with the University of Michigan School of Public Health, seeks to answer this very question. The series has 11 short episodes, one released each week, that feature the latest groundbreaking thinking about nutrition from top policymakers, researchers, and practitioners. Together, they tell the story of how small and large movements—and everyday people—can help achieve a food- and nutrition-secure world. Listen to the one-minute trailer for more.
The first episode features Dr. Jacob Anankware, an entomologist from Ghana. In the interview, he speaks about how his current project, the raising of the African palm weevil larvae, is nourishing the people of rural Ghana.
The second episode features Catherine Bertini, professor at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and 2013 World Food Prize Laureate, discussing how girls' and women's education can play a critical role in ending hunger and malnutrition.
The third episode features Lawrence Haddad, Executive Director of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), discussing the role public-private partnerships can play in ending malnutrition.
The fourth episode features Sam Myers, Senior Research Scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health and Director of the Planetary Health Alliance, discussing how climate change is impacting human nutrition.
The fifth episode features Regine Kopplow and Meghan Anson of Concern Worldwide on Malawi's Community-Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) program and how it addressed crisis levels of malnutrition among young children.
The sixth episode features Shenggen Fan, IFPRI's Director General, on how China's massive economic changes have also changed the face of hunger in that country.
The seventh episode features Howdy Bouis, recent World Food Prize laureate, on the impressive successes of, and some challenges with, biofortification.
The eighth episode features Danielle Nierenberg, co-founder of Food Tank, on building a global community of aware, safe, healthy, and nourished producers and eaters, and communicating their stories.
The ninth episode features Corey Ellis, cofounder and CEO of The Growcer, a hydroponics company that seeks to mitigate food insecurity in Canada's remote north.
The tenth episode features Akhter Ahmed, Senior Research Fellow in the Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division at IFPRI, discussing the importance of social protection programs.
The eleventh episode features Elisabeth Donaldson, social scientist at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), discussing Mexico's tax on sugar-sweetened beverages as a means of fighting the country's obesity epidemic and generating a source of funding for public health initiatives.
This is a condensed version of a series of posts that originally appeared on the Nourishing Millions website.