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

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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 .

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