Download the new IFPRI e-book on COVID-19 and Global Food Security. It brings together insights and analyses from researchers on the impacts of the first six months of the global pandemic. The book was launched in a virtual event on August 4.
Additional highlights from this week’s Compact2025 News in Brief include:
- A journal article in Global Food Security calls for research and science to not only inform food and environmental policy but also be adopted and mainstreamed into actions at all levels. The article puts forth the vital role of research in charting a sustainable direction for food systems and stresses the need to challenge the status quo to transform food systems to deliver sustainable, healthy diets.
- The heads of UNICEF, FAO, WFP, and WHO stress in a call to action in the Lancet the need to protect children’s right to nutrition in the face of COVID-19, and provide five immediate actions: (1) Promote access to nutritious, safe, and affordable diets; (2) Increase investments especially for new and expectant mothers; (3) scale up early detection and treatment of child wasting; (4) maintain school meal programs; and (5) expand social protection.
- USAID and Tufts University will host the Evidence Summit II on food assistance for nutrition on October 5–8. The summit will showcase findings on recent programs and discuss impacts of pandemics and disease outbreaks on programming and supply chain logistics; recent advances in science related to nutrition; and ways to improve nutrition programming. Abstracts for online poster session can be submitted until August 31.