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.

Healthy diets year round – a case study captured on film in Zambia

*Cross-posted with permission from the Bioversity International website. A 3-year research-for-development initiative in the Barotse floodplain, Zambia, supported by the CGIAR research programs on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS) and Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH), brought scientists and community members together to improve food and nutrition security all year round. Activities included assessing seasonal food availability, >> Read more

Food systems planning workshop: summary report

In preparation for its Phase II proposal submission, A4NH hosted a planning workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from February 2-3, 2016, to develop a research program on food systems for healthier diets. Led by the Ethiopia Country Team, the consultation was held at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) campus in Ethiopia, and engaged a range of Ethiopian research partners and government >> Read more