Food is the single strongest lever to optimize human health and environmental sustainability on Earth, but it currently is threatening both people and planet concludes a review by the EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health. The study—authored by 30 world-leading scientists from across the globe—outlines how to sustainably feed a future population of 10 billion people a healthy diet. IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan served as a Commissioner for the report and provides his key takeaways in a video message.
Additional highlights from this week’s Compact2025 News in Brief include:
- Study finds that climate change could put an additional 16 million people at risk of hunger in Africa by 2030, but investment in agriculture could more than compensate for negative effects of climate change.
- Malabo Montpellier Panel report assesses what six African countries at the forefront of progress on irrigation have done right.
- IFPRI and partners are organizing a side event during the 2019 World Economic Forum to engage the business community on how it can support acceleration to end hunger and malnutrition and achieve multiple SDGs.