Read our 2022 Annual Report
CGIAR Initiative on Sustainable Healthy Diets
- Impact Area
The CGIAR Research Initiative on Sustainable Healthy Diets through Food Systems Transformation (SHiFT) combines high-quality nutritional and social science research capacity with development and policy partnerships to generate innovative food systems solutions that contribute to healthier, more sustainable dietary food choices and consumption of sustainable healthy diets. The Initiative works closely with national partners that are involved in the implementation of their country’s food systems transformation agenda and are formally engaged in cooperative activities to strengthen stakeholder engagement in food systems transformation. Read more about our progress, partners, and achievements from our first year in our annual report to CGIAR.
Key results stories from 2022
- Vietnam has committed to developing a National Action Plan for Transparent, Responsible, and Sustainable Food Systems Transformation (2022–2030). To support the country’s efforts to adopt a food systems approach, researchers from SHiFT contributed to the development of two technical reports that clarify key food systems concepts, examine the current state of Vietnam’s food systems, and explain the government’s need for a new National Action Plan. Read more.
- In 2022, Ethiopia launched its first-ever food-based dietary guidelines, which have been identified as a “game-changing solution” to achieve the country’s food systems transformation agenda and its Food and Nutrition Strategy 2030. Building on the legacy of past CGIAR research and collaboration in the country, researchers from SHiFT contributed technical guidance to the development of the guidelines. Read more.
Header image: Ly Thi Nguyen, a market vendor, with her wares in a fresh food market in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo by C. de Bode/CGIAR from Flickr.