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
- Inge Brouwer, Associate Professor of Food and Nutrition Security, Wageningen University & Research, and A4NH Flagship Leader of Food Systems for Healthier Diets (Presentation )
Food System Transformation in Nigeria: Opportunities and Challenges for the Private Sector
- Adebowale Akande, Senior Scientist, International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) (Presentation )
Policy Actions Around Food System Transformation in Vietnam
Summary of November 14 IFPRI/A4NH Policy Seminar details national food systems experiences in Vietnam, Nigeria, followed by a panel discussion.
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