G7 Development Minister’s communique and the Chair’s Summary – Session 5: "Response to Multiple Crises on the African Continent – focusing on Food Security". The Zero Hunger Coalition and Private Sector Pledge have received strong support from the Communiqué 'Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in times of multiple crises' issued on 19 May 2022 by the G7 Development Ministers.
Our Executive Director Lawrence spoke to the Politico Global Insider podcast on what can be done to reallocate food and change farming incentives, and why he believes in telling consumers the “true price” of food.
The war in Ukraine is a catastrophe for that country and for the world. The loss of food production and exports from Ukraine (and to some extent Russia) will push world food prices up as the lack of supply fails to meet demand. High energy prices due to the loss of production, trade and the sanctions imposed will do the same, making food production, distribution and preparation more costly. Higher food and fuel prices will lower people’s income for other necessities such as clean water, sanitation and health care.
Over the holiday period the nutrition community - and the world - lost a powerful champion: Dr. Ferew Lemma. This is our abiding memory of Ferew: calm in a crisis, but passionate about improving people’s lives; still when listening, but restless to find solutions; quiet in meetings, but forceful when it comes to implementing decisions.
Transforming agri-food systems is the high road to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, and a rigorous, science-based monitoring framework is needed to steer the process and keep all stakeholders accountable, a consortium of experts say in a new "viewpoint" published in the Food Policy journal.
Submission to the UN Food Systems Summit (UN FSS) Commitment Registry – Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN). The United Nations Food Systems Summit (UN FSS), taking place on September 23, 2021, marks a key milestone on the journey towards food systems transformation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
Today, 42 companies have pledged a promising USD 345 million to contribute to ending global hunger as part of a new initiative led by key international organizations. The Zero Hunger Private Sector Pledge is a game-changing solution emerging from the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) Action Tracks.
On 13 September 2021, finance professional Roberta Bove was appointed as Lead of the Nutritious Foods Financing (N3F) programme at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN). The programme aims to influence investors and existing funds to better support nutritious foods value chains, and to lead by example through a new investment facility that will specifically target nutrition in Africa.
This is the message in an article published in the Lancet online, where leaders from the Johns Hopkins University, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), have joined forces in expressing a strong call to action for food and health communities to work together.
Following a year of lockdowns and a stalling global economy, the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World research shows that an additional 118m people are going to bed hungry, an increase of 18% in one year. We are at an inflection point.