2024 Global Food Policy Report

In the face of growing challenges posed by unhealthy diets, all forms of malnutrition and environmental constraints, this year’s Global Food Policy Report underscores the importance of transforming complex global food systems to ensure sustainable healthy diets for all.

Improving diets is a global imperative that will require addressing multiple issues across food systems to achieve meaningful and sustainable changes in diets and, in turn, nutrition and health outcomes, the 2024 Global Food Policy Report: Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Nutrition (GFPR) states. It was published in late May by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), co-authored by 41 researchers representing IFPRI and several partner organisations.

Progress in reducing undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies has slowed in low- and middle-income countries, while overweight and obesity has rapidly increased world-wide. Many countries are facing a double burden of malnutrition — meaning that undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies coexist with overweight and obesity, or diet-related non-communicable diseases (NCDs), within individuals, households and communities, and across the life course. At the same time, there is a pressing need for food systems to undergo transformation to reduce their considerable environmental impact.  

The report emphasises the need for sustainable healthy diets and provides evidence-based recommendations on ways to make the foods that form these diets more desirable, affordable, accessible and available while considering environmental impacts. This holistic approach recognizes the interplay between dietary patterns, food environments, food production, food-related policies, and broader societal and environmental factors.

The report underscores the imperative of collaborative efforts, innovative interventions, food system approaches, and sound policies and governance to overcome the complex challenges facing global food systems. As nations strive to meet the malnutrition targets necessary to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 2, the 2024 GFPR underscores the need for accelerated action, robust financing mechanisms and evidence-based policy-making to accomplish lasting impact.


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    Shanti Ranjan Behera June 18, 2024 At 1:40 pm
    Interested to know more on the subject.
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    henry Estipona June 10, 2024 At 4:07 pm
    Barcelona Mangrove Research Fish Farm and Resort from the Municipality of Barcelona Sorsogon (BICOL Region 5) would be availing the financial -climate actions grants by the French Lead Blue Ocean Initiative a preparatory project for the UNOC NICE France "United Nation Ocean Conference " 2025.

    For this that I would like to partner with your RURAL 21 for food security ; and in the field of carbon oceans sequestration, illegal fishing and plastic pollution.


    Henry Estipona