Sustainable Healthy Diets

Where we work: Overview

During the Sustainable Healthy Diets Initiative’s first three years (2022–2024), activities will focus on Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Vietnam. The Initiative’s work will expand to Benin, Guatemala, Honduras, India, and Senegal from 2025 to 2030. 

Specifically in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Vietnam, Sustainable Healthy Diets is building on CGIAR’s unparalleled track record of agricultural research for development, including ten years of work on food systems and nutrition under the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) (particularly under the research flagship Food Systems for Healthier Diets). The Initiative’s work in these three countries also builds on the momentum generated by the 2021 United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS). The Initiative’s activities respond to the heightened country-driven demands for actionable evidence, implementation guidance, and capacity strengthening to catalyze food systems transformation for sustainable healthy diets and in ways that also improve livelihoods, gender equity, and social inclusiveness. The individual country pages describe these activities in more detail. 

Sustainable Healthy Diets selected its target countries based on several criteria: 1) countries with divergent stages of food systems transformation and dietary transition, and with different governance models; 2) countries with strong existing partnerships with Initiative researchers; and 3) countries where the Initiative can deliver results relatively quickly while cultivating new partnerships for longer-term research and engagement in others.  

More information about the country selection process can be found in the Initiative Proposal. 

First phase 

Second phase 

  • India  
  • Benin  
  • Senegal  
  • Guatemala  
  • Honduras
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