At the recent launch of African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN)—an initiative championed by the African Development Bank and the African Union Commission—African leaders agreed to jointly overcome malnutrition and elevate nutrition as a driver for economic growth and sustainable development. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, noted that the initiative will utilize the Africa Nutrition Accountability Score Card to rate countries on their progress in addressing malnutrition and encouraged governments to prioritize nutritional investments through Nutrition-Sensitive Budgeting to achieve greater impact on nutrition.
Additional highlights from this week’s Compact2025 News in Brief include:
- Report from the World Economic Forum highlights how technology innovation can accelerate transformation in food systems.
- IDS Bulletin on Value Chains for Nutrition in South Asia presents the findings from four years of research under the Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) program.
- The African Union recently launched the first-ever African Agricultural Transformation Scorecard.