This event will bring together a panel of experts from countries, international agencies, and academia to discuss new food security indicators on diet costs and affordability and their use in guiding agricultural and food policy both globally and domestically.
Today, obesity-related diseases are among the top three killers across the globe. Long believed to be a problem exclusive to high-income countries, over 70 percent of the world's 2 billion overweight/obese individuals live in low- or middle-income countries. Faced with increasing disability, mortality, health care costs and lower productivity, obesity is a growing concern for all countries regardless of income level. Join us for the launch of our new report as we discuss the health and economic consequences of obesity. Click here for audio remarks from panelist Sania Nishtar
One quarter of children under age five worldwide are chronically malnourished. The World Food Prize event “Let Food Be Thy Medicine,” brought together scientists, policymakers and food and nutrition experts from around the world to share insights on ways in which malnutrition can be tackled with smart policies, innovation and political will. Key is to prioritize investments in people – during the earliest years of life -- because it underpins the very future of nations.
With 800 million people going to bed hungry every night, the world needs a sustainable food system that can feed every person, every day. Increasingly, the quality of food is as important as quantity, and better food must become a priority in many countries. Hear from a panel of international food experts about what it will take to feed more people a nutritious and safe diet, and how this can help end poverty and boost shared prosperity in our lifetime.
People have different ideas about what the future of food will look like, but everyone can agree on what it should deliver: a food system that can feed everyone, every day, everywhere. The world needs a sustainable food system that will feed a projected 9 billion people by 2050 with nutritious food, provide livelihoods—and also help steward our natural resources. To make this happen farmers, scientists, consumers, business leaders, food processors, nutritionists, distributors, policymakers and chefs must work together to build a system that feeds everyone and addresses the problems of malnutrition, obesity, hunger, extreme poverty and climate change. What are the necessary ingredients for a food system that works for all? Hear from a development banker, a renowned chef, an agricultural expert, a woman farmer, a culinary professional and others about the future of food, and how we can work together to feed the world.