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Evidence Needs To Support Nutrition-Sensitive Innovations In Food Value Chains: Perspectives From South Asia And Southern Africa

October 14, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Webinar Description:

The Food Systems for Nutrition Innovation Lab (FSN-IL) at Tufts University supports the uptake of food system innovations for improved diet quality and nutrition in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This FSN-IL led side-event will bring together panelists to discuss evidence needs to support innovation in food value chains for healthy diets and a healthy planet focusing on South Asia and Southern Africa. Healthy diets produced sustainably require LMICs to produce more nutrient-rich foods, process and preserve them all the way to the consumer, and cut loss and waste. This requires an urgent focus on innovation, technologies, and applied science to scale up actions and investments across agri-food systems.


  • Patrick WebbFood Systems for Nutrition Innovation Lab, Tufts University, Boston, USA
  • Shibani GhoshFood Systems for Nutrition Innovation Lab, Tufts University, Boston, USA


South Asia (Bangladesh & Nepal):

  • Kiran RupakheteeNational Planning Commission, Government of Nepal
  • Monzur Morshed AhmedBangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA), Ministry of Food, Bangladesh
  • Ashek MahfuzGlobal Alliance for Improved Nutrition, Bangladesh
  • Aminuzzaman TalukderHelen Keller International, Bangladesh
  • Atul UpadhyayBaliyo Nepal Nutrition Initiative, Nepal
  • Ram ShresthaCAFODAT College, Nepal

Southern Africa (Malawi & Mozambique):

  • Sophie Lusungu ChitedzeAlliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Malawi
  • Gaspar CuambeGlobal Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Mozambique
  • David L. TschirleyDepartment of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University
  • Edna PossoloWorld Food Program, Mozambique


October 14, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Tufts University – FSNIL
+1 (617) 636-3737
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