Inclusive and sustainable development: Visit to UNIDO

In parts of the developing world, economies are growing and transforming, and many countries are becoming more urban. These changes have implications for food security and nutrition, along with many other development goals. To ensure that all people and the planet benefit from these changes, development must be inclusive and sustainable. Along these lines, I >> Read more

Measuring progress of healthy diets from sustainable food systems: 2017 EAT-Stockholm Food Forum

To sustainably feed a growing population with safe, nutritious foods, all relevant stakeholders must work together. The 2017 EAT-Stockholm Food Forum was an important convening of many key actors to support a healthy, sustainable food system. I especially applaud Dr. Gunhild Stordalen and her team at the EAT Initiative for successfully putting on such an >> Read more

Feeding a Growing and Urbanizing Africa

On June 11, I was invited to speak at the 2012 US-Africa Forum, “Farming is a Business: Strengthening Linkages and Skills to Transform Africa’s Food Systems,” in Washington DC. My presentation on “Meeting the Food and Nutrition Demands of an Urbanizing Africa,” emphasized principally the need to transform smallholder farming to meet Africa’s growing food >> Read more