IITA partners WUR to improve food systems
Food systems refer to the organization of the production, processing, distribution, consumption of food, and waste disposal considering their health, socioeconomic, and environmental outcomes. It has a crucial role in delivering high-quality diets that are not reflected in our everyday nutrition due to such factors as population growth, climate change, and urbanization. Therefore, food systems have helped develop an integrated strategy for addressing hunger, ill health, poverty, and assuring nutrition security.
IITA, in collaboration with the Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation of Wageningen University and Research (WUR) under the CGIAR Agriculture for Nutrition and Health Food System for Healthier Diet Flagship (A4NHFP1), organized a two-day virtual masterclass training program themed: “Food Systems for Healthier Diets” in December. The training focused on understanding food systems from a dietary approach, how to approach food system innovation, what to consider, and how to evaluate the desired outcomes. This ensures actions are leveraged for a healthier and sustainable diet for national development.