Future of Food: Shaping the Global Food System to Deliver Improved Nutrition and Health

Agriculture, Nutrition, Policy
World Bank Group (WBG)
World Bank Group (WBG)
Resource Publication Date:
April, 2016
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This report is the third in a series published by the World Bank Group. The first report outlined changes required of the global food system in order to end poverty and hunger by 2030, including a call for action on ensuring more climate-smart agriculture, improving nutritional outcomes, strengthening value chains, creating jobs, and improving market access for poor farmers. The second report focused on climate-smart agriculture specifically, and this third report, launched in conjunction with the World Bank Group Spring Meetings, looks at how the food system can deliver improved nutrition and health, including a set of nutrition-sensitive interventions that countries can adopt, adapt, and apply to their circumstances. A table on page 10 provides illustrative food system interventions that can deliver for nutrition and health along four objectives—reducing energy deficiency (hunger), reducing micronutrient deficiency (hidden hunger), reducing overweight and obesity, and improving food safety.

In addition to the report, check out this engaging panel discussion with ex-White House chef Sam Kass, Senior Director of the Agriculture Global Practice (World Bank Group) Juergen Voegele, and others at the Spring Meetings.

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