A4NH Convenes Food Systems Meeting for Stakeholders in Bangladesh

A4NH's Food Systems for Healthier Diets (FSHD) Research Flagship convened a meeting of stakeholders in Bangladesh to provide an update on progress and strategize about next steps in work to understand the nuances of the country's food system and areas for intervention. The meeting, held in Dhaka in November, gathered together more than 50 representatives >> Read more

Repairing Food Systems Failures: Policies, Innovations, and Partnerships

The current food system is failing us. Current food systems are not capable of reducing hunger and malnutrition. In fact, hunger in the world has been increasing, growing to nearly 821 million in 2017, from around 804 million in 2016. Also, overweight is sharply rising and has tripled since 1975, affecting 1.9 billion adults and >> Read more

Health, Nutrition, Sustainability: Exploring Opportunities for Future Food Systems

Food systems are transforming faster and faster throughout low and middle-income countries. While progress is being made towards ending hunger, there are challenges in ensuring these transformations provide diets that are healthy and sustainable. As population rates and incomes grow worldwide, increasingly, this progress has come at the expense of the environment and public health. While each >> Read more

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.