Complex and multidimensional, food systems are evolving rapidly in many parts of the world. Understanding these systems’ impacts on diet transitions is the key to addressing and overcoming the problems of malnutrition. Government, businesses, and civil society groups increasingly realized the important need of supporting food systems to produce and supply diverse, nutritious, and safe foods for healthier diets.
Research in Food Systems for Healthier Diets, as part of Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) led by CGIAR, focuses on analysis of the food system transformations, with special attention on Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Vietnam. It takes a holistic perspective of food systems, including production, distribution, waste disposal, and food consumption.