Food Systems For Nutrition Innovation Lab

Introduction to Circular Food Economy Workshop: South Asia

Kathmandu, Nepal Kathmandu

Waste is a human-made byproduct that is not in sync with nature; all natural systems are innately circular. Our linear economic module based on the take-make-discard approach, has been increasingly polluting the planet and infringing on our planetary boundaries. Switching to a circular economy provides a path towards economic and social wellbeing, while protecting and […]

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

Kathmandu, Nepal Kathmandu

The U.S. National Academy of Sciences, in collaboration with USAID and Food Systems for Nutrition Innovation Lab, convened a dialogue of experts on sustainable and resilient food systems in South Asia. This dialogue aimed to inform regional policies that increase food security, promote economic growth, and overcome future natural and market shocks. The event gathered […]

Innovation Council Regional Partners’ Meeting 2024 Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal Kathmandu

Translating Research to Action: Opportunities for Evidence Based Scaling of Agri-Food Systems InnovationsThe Regional partner meeting focused on identifying opportunities and strategies for evidence-based scaling of agri-food system innovations (individually and/or in bundles). Scaling of innovations requires a shift to a systems perspective. Successful scaling thus needs the support of sound policies and a pro-active […]

Pursuing Food Systems Transformation Despite Financial Constraints


Webinar Description: Leaders in all low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are facing an  immediate dilemma. The need to transform their food systems is growing ever more urgent to deliver on hunger and nutrition, climate change adaptation, and sustainability. Moreover, universal access to diets that are affordable, healthy, and sustainable is a prerequisite to deliver on […]

Delivering for Nutrition in South Asia Conference: Equity and Inclusion

Kathmandu, Nepal Kathmandu

In collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), CIGAR, and a range of regional and global organizations, the Food Systems for Nutrition Innovation Lab (FSN-IL) was pleased to be a co-host for the Delivering for Nutrition in South Asia: Equity and Inclusion conference on November 1-2, 2023 in Kathmandu, Nepal, and online.  This conference […]

Introduction to Urban Food Systems


Access to webinar slides and the webinar recording can be found below!Webinar Description: The Food Systems for Nutrition Innovation Lab (FSN-IL) is a consortium led by Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, funded under USAID through the Feed the Future Initiative. In target geographies of Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, the Lab’s […]

Annual Partners Meeting 2023

Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy 150 Harrison Ave, Boston

The goals of the meeting were to bring together FSN-IL consortium partners and collaborators to: Share progress and take stock of ongoing activities Further our strategic thinking and approaches around scaling actions around food systems for nutrition Explore potential new activities relating to research for development (R4D), human and institutional capacity development (HICD), and policy/business […]

Food Loss Across Transforming Food Systems


Access to slides and the webinar recording are posted below!Webinar Description: Jocelyn Boiteau and Prabhu Pingali’s proposed book examines how food systems reforms can support efforts to achieve SDG target 12.3 by reducing food loss and waste in support of sustainable, safe, and nutritious diets in countries at different points of structural transformation. Previous books […]

Consultation on Food System Innovations and Challenges in Malawi

Lilongwe, Malawi Lilongwe

As a way to support the food systems transformation process in Malawi, the Food Systems for Nutrition Innovation Lab hosted a stakeholder consultation on June 28, 2023. The objective of the FSN-IL Consultation was to provide a forum for identifying and discussing: current challenges to food system transformation, particularly post-farmgate opportunities to increase access to […]

Introduction to Circular Food Economy Workshop

Cairo, Egypt

The three-day workshop organized by the Feed the Future Food Systems for Nutrition Innovation Lab and conducted by Thriving Solutions, was held from June 18-20 at the Steigenberger Hotel El Tahrir in Cairo, Egypt. The 3-day workshop (15 hours in total) included 40% theoretical and 60% interactive sessions with real-life case studies and examples. Over […]