Food systems in developing countries are undergoing a rapid transformation, shaped by global and regional events. But country actions will be critical in shaping future food system outcomes.
Some countries are taking a systemic approach to assessing and acting on food system transformation – considering consumption and food environments, food supply and sustainability, health, and socioeconomic outcomes.
On November 14, A4NH and IFPRI held a policy seminar to introduce this approach, with representatives from Nigeria and Vietnam discussing the challenges, opportunities, and trade-offs they encounter in enabling food system actors in their countries. A panel then shared insights into how food systems can develop in a healthy, sustainable, and equitable way.
Read a summary about this event, and find speaker presentations below the video.
View speaker presentations:
Transforming Food Systems for Healthier Diets: Supporting Actions at a National Scale
Food System Transformation in Nigeria: Opportunities and Challenges for the Private Sector
Policy Actions Around Food System Transformation in Vietnam
A4NH Director John McDermott reflects on the Ethiopian National Nutrition Conference and food systems, diet and nutrition issues in the country.
Grant program builds capacity and engagement among young researchers, providing financial support and mentoring to Ethiopian students pursuing degrees related to food systems research.
Participants heard results, offered feedback on partial food systems baseline assessment profiles.