A Nutrition Revolution for Africa: How Can African Agriculture Play a Greater Role?

Africa faces a triple burden of malnutrition: highly prevalent chronic malnutrition characterised by stunting; widespread micronutrient deficiencies; and rapidly increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity and related non-communicable diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes.

From Production System to Food System – What Does it Take?

Earlier this week, the first Food for All Talk (#FFATalks) under the World Bank Group (WBG)-Netherlands Partnership took place. Juergen Voegele, Senior Director of the Agriculture Global Practice at the World Bank Group chaired the event. Panelists included A4NH Director, John McDermott, of IFPRI, and A4NH’s Flagship 1 Leader on Food Systems for Healthier Diets, Inge Brouwer, >> Read more

The Future for Food Systems

A4NH joined together with one of its newest partners, Wageningen University & Research Centre (Wageningen UR), based in the Netherlands, to co-host a thought-provoking discussion on 'The Future for Food Systems' for an audience of about 100 researchers and experts from the private sector, government, and civil society organizations.  The November 4th event was organized within the framework >> Read more

New frontiers for 21st century food systems

As nutrition gains more prominence in the global development agenda, research has evolved to explore ways for agriculture and other sectors to become more nutrition-sensitive. One way this is happening is through a shift in focus from agricultural production, to one explores a broader food systems perspective, emphasizing consumption and demand as well.