Key policy actions are urgently needed to end hunger and malnutrition. Efforts must focus on improving diet quality for all according to an article in the BMJ. The authors—including experts from Tufts University, the EAT Forum, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, and the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation—call on policy makers to implement evidence based, cost effective actions that have a triple purpose: eradicate hunger, resolve all forms of undernutrition, and tackle obesity.
Additional highlights from this week’s Compact2025 News in Brief include:
- A study in Food Security examines the link between farm diversification and diet diversity in Bangladesh.
- The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Agriculture and Food (TEEBAgriFood) initiative released a report evaluating the real costs and benefits of agriculture and food systems.
- The latest crop map from HarvestPlus shows more than 290 biofortified varieties of 12 staple food crops have been released or are in testing in more than 60 countries around the world.