The Lancet published a four-paper series exploring how the double burden of malnutrition—the coexistence of overnutrition (overweight and obesity) alongside undernutrition (stunting and wasting) at all population levels—is affecting low- and middle-income countries. Contributors include Compact2025 Leadership Council member Gerda Verburg, Compact2025 Technical Advisory Committee member Patrizia Fracassi, and IFPRI Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division Director Marie Ruel. In a blog post, Marie Ruel reflects on the key messages of the series and how nutrition actions can be redesigned to simultaneously tackle all forms of malnutrition.
Additional highlights from this week’s Compact2025 News in Brief include:
- A new law entered into force regulating Peru’s food loss and waste and intending to end hunger and improve the country’s environmental footprint.
- A joint brief from HarvestPlus and FAO presents the latest evidence and lessons learned on how biofortification can contribute to improved food systems and public health for all.
- IFPRI and the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources in Rwanda have partnered to create the new Rwanda Agricultural Policy Analysis and Capacity Development Program to accelerate the country’s sustainable development and inclusive growth.