A study in The Lancet Global Health uses food price and household income data of 159 countries to estimate affordability of the benchmark diets recommended in the EAT-Lancet Commission report. The conclusion is that the reference diet costs a small fraction of average incomes in high-income countries but is not affordable for the world's poor: to improve diets for them, some combination of higher income, nutritional assistance, and lower prices would be needed.
Additional highlights from this week’s Compact2025 News in Brief include:
- The CSIS Global Food Security Project launched a report and interactive story that examined the power of fruits and vegetables to improve nutrition in Tanzania.
- National actions for food system transformation are the focus of a policy seminar on November 14, in Washington, DC, hosted by A4NH and IFPRI.
- On December 5, the Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security and Compact2025 will host the Botswana Roundtable Discussion in Gaborone.