Making our food systems more nutritious, resilient, and inclusive

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Jenna Ferguson, IFPRI

Panelists discuss topic of “Enhancing Nutrition in Food Systems.”


Improving food systems for better lives


Although we have successfully reached the Millennium Development Goal of halving extreme poverty and hunger at the global level, an estimated 795 million people continue to suffer from hunger while two billion suffer from micronutrient deficiencies. Making our food systems more nutritious, resilient, and inclusive can significantly improve the lives of millions of people living in poverty around the world.

A group of stakeholders and experts on food systems recently gathered to discuss this need at an event in Brussels at an event co-hosted by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the European Commission (EC), and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). About 80 participants from civil society organizations, the public and private sectors, academia, and the donor community, among others, debated how to translate research into action on three critical themes: Enhancing Nutrition in Food Systems, Building More Resilient and Sustainable Food Systems, and Prioritizing Gender for More Inclusive Food Systems.

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Author: Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.

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