Rayan Kassem, West Asia Regional Director at Youth4Nature, highlights youth-led projects for food systems transformation and the ways they can be supported to lead as changemakers.
Food systems challenges are not unique to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, nor are the issues that young people face. But, as with every region, the actions needed to transform them are. Continue reading
COVID-19 and climate change have exacerbated malnutrition and threatened the sustainability and resilience of food systems around the world.
Kindra Halvorson, Chief Transformation Officer, TechnoServe, reflects on the previous year to identify key learnings to help food systems recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
A year and a half since COVID-19 was first declared a pandemic, nearly every aspect of our world has been impacted and disrupted. Food systems are no exception. According to the FAO’s State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021, the pandemic pushed an additional 118 million people into hunger during 2020, representing the first time in more than a decade that the number of people facing hunger increased significantly. Continue reading
Commencing on 20-22 October, in Des Moines, Iowa, the 2021 Norman E. Borlaug International Symposium, known as the Borlaug Dialogue, is set to add to this year’s momentum around transforming global food systems.
Actions to create resilient and sustainable food systems in Africa to increase food security and incomes, underpinned discussions at this year’s Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRF) Summit.
World hunger and malnutrition levels increased last year, according to the recently published 2021 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report.