Strategic Simplification to Create Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems in an Urbanizing World

  Food systems are shaped by consumption and demand – we need to always keep this in mind. This truth is increasingly obvious in middle and lower-middle income countries, with their dynamic economies and rapidly growing megacities.

A4NH Releases Vietnam Food System Policy Baseline Report

Food systems, that is, the full set of processes, activities, infrastructure, and environment that encompass the production, distribution, waste disposal, and consumption of food, are in a state of rapid transformation in Vietnam, spurred by rising incomes and growing rates of urbanization.

Video: Food Systems in Vietnam: Unique Opportunities, Rapid Transformations

Stef de Haan is A4NH's Country Coordinator in Vietnam, and Regional Program Management Officer for the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). In this video, he discusses Vietnam's rapidly transforming food system, and how A4NH research is working to ensure consumers have access to healthy diets. Read more about A4NH's work in food systems. Read more about >> Read more

Integrated Approaches to Tackling Health Issues-Related to Agri-Food Systems

As food security becomes better assured, and food supply more complex, the negative impacts of food production become more salient. Agri-food systems support life but can also contribute to poor health outcomes of both producers and consumers and have negative impacts on the environment.