Sectors of activity
Consumer Goods, Education, Food & Beverage
Type of initiative
Policy Frameworks & Tools, Research, Analysis, Assessment
Type of lead actor
United Nations / intergovernmental organizations
The project will serve to make progress in better understanding the relations between sustainable diets and sustainable food systems, in both developed and developing countries. It will take account of the four dimensions of the sustainable diets: health and nutrition, environment including biodiversity, economy and socio- cultural factors.
By taking into consideration the multi-dimensional nature of diets and food systems, the project will rely on multi- and trans-disciplinary approach within a multistakeholder environment. The project will take into account current knowledge collection and will be developed on a solid scientific and policy knowledge base, with particular regards to the rural-urban interface, small holders, indigenous people, gender and social inclusion issues. Its purpose is to promote effective and reliable scientific communication, in order to advance the existing knowledge-sharing tools and mechanisms for improving the sustainability of current diets while improving sustainable food systems to better deliver food security and nutrition for all in such a way that the economic, social and environmental bases to generate food security and nutrition for future generations are not compromised (HLPE, 2014). The project will confront different perspectives and methodologies to assess the sustainability of diets in both developed and developing countries and will provide relevant case studies. Main trends and drivers will be identified and highlighted.
Impact and Results
The project will allow the dissemination and promotion of results through a wide range of seminar, workshops, conferences, regional and international presentations. It will build more capacity and increase awareness on the impact of sustainable diets in the context of the implementation of the UN international agenda on sustainable food systems and healthy diets of the Decade of Action on Nutrition, by developing effective communication and advocacy activities to deliver meaningful and reliable information.
Next steps and how to get involved