Special Event

Aligning initiatives to track progress toward a new global food system

Jan 25, 2018 - 07:00 am to 08:30 am CET

Co-Organized by IFPRI, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition, City University of London, Rabobank, and EAT Foundation


Continued population growth, climate change, rising obesity, and rapid urbanization make the transformation of the global food system more urgent than ever before. The global food system needs to be transformed into one that is driven by sustainability, nutrition, health and efficiency. Comprehensively tracking food system transformation and assessing progress will be essential to ensure continued progress and facilitate learning across countries.


Toward this end, several initiatives have been launched recently to help prioritize investments in food systems, assess policy and institutional support for climate smart practices and sustainable systems, and track the development impacts of food systems.


This multi-stakeholder breakfast event will discuss innovative new tools for a comprehensive tracking system and explore dovetailing of several initiatives to improve synergies and accelerate progress.



  • Taking the nutrition temperature of food systems: why and how 

Steve Godfrey, Director, Policy & External Relations, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

  • 'Integration’ in the SDGS and what does it mean for nutrition

Corinna Hawkes, Professor of Food Policy, Director, Centre for Food Policy, City University of London

  • Tracking progress in food systems: a private sector perspective

Berry Marttin, Member, Rabobank Managing Board

  • Food Sustainability Index

Marta Antonelli, Research Programme Managaer, Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN) 

  • Global Food Systems Index

Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

  • EAT-Lancet commission framework: towards an integrated index

Gunhild Stordalen, President and Founder of the EAT Foundation

  • Discussion

Contact: Teunis van Rheenen (T.vanrheenen@cgiar.org)

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