Food Systems For Nutrition Innovation Lab

We support innovations to make safe and nutritious food available for all

We identify promising food system innovations

We prevent food loss and waste

We enhance food safety

We collaborate with stakeholders across the food system

We generate rigorous research to support actions on the ground

We build human and institutional capacity for food system innovation

We work with businesses and innovators across the food system

Our Work

The Food Systems for Nutrition Innovation Lab (FSN-IL) promotes food system innovations, novel technologies and best practices to support improved diet quality, nutrition and resilience. Our goal is to identify, test and help scale up promising nutrition-sensitive food system solutions from around the world. We offer funding through competitive grants and prizes and engage with stakeholders across the private and public sectors.

Research for Development

Generating evidence on innovative food technologies and practices that support improved nutrition

Capacity Building

Supporting individuals and organizations in Africa and South Asia and within the United States

Stakeholder Engagement

Collaborating across sectors to catalyze the uptake of food system innovations

Recent Events

National Consultation: Accelerating Food Systems Transformation in Malawi

The main objective of the National Consultation on the Acceleration of Food Systems Transformation is to build on the momentum generated from Malawi’s national pathways for food systems transformation in building healthier, sustainable, and equitable food systems for a better Malawi

Consultation in Nepal Day 2

Introduction to Circular Food Systems Workshops

In collaboration with Thriving Solutions, participants in this workshop distinguished between linear and circular business models and learned the importance of adopting a circular food system approach.

Consultation in Nepal Day 2

Progress Towards Sustainable Healthy Food Systems in South Asia – A Regional Perspective Meeting

In collaboration with the U.S. National Academy of Science, this dialogue convened a dialogue of experts on sustainable and resilient food systems in South Asia. 

Consultation in Nepal Day 2

Innovation Lab Council Regional Partners’ Meeting 2024 in Nepal

The Regional partners’ meeting, from April 22-24, 2024, will focus on identifying opportunities and strategies for evidence-based scaling of agri-food system innovations (individually and/or in bundles).