CGIAR centers push recommendations for CFS Voluntary Guidelines on Nutrition and Diets

Placing the Global South front and center

Among the critical conversations had at the recently concluded CFS46 side event titled Road Testing Healthy Diets: Perspectives from the Global South was proposing research and reality-based action steps to help create an inclusive and enabling policy environment for food system transformation actors of the Global South.

A collaboration by IRRI , CIP , ILRI , A4NH/IFPRI and HarvestPlus , the side event served to build on insights from the same group’s EAT Lancet event in July but with more specific and practical recommendations, aided by on-ground experiences shared by representatives from development aid and implementer organization, Hivos . The momentum and conversations built around this topic are aimed at pushing for a collective movement that puts smallholders from the South, front and center, in agricultural research and policymaking for global nutrition and diets.

Learn more about this topic from IRRI’s Agri-Food Policy Platform Leader Jean Balié and A4NH/IFPRI’s Senior Research Coordinator Namukolo Covic in this teaser video and blog .