What do food and market system approaches to development have in common? On February 22, the webinar, “Balancing the Systems: Making Food and Market Systems Work for Nutrition,” hosted by ACDI/VOCA and its affiliate Agribusiness Systems International (ASI), explored where the two systems overlap, and how understanding what they have in common may improve the way both systems function.

Panelists explored topics from macro trends in food security to urbanization’s effect on nutrition-sensitive programming and more.

Filling in for Jessica Fanzo, of Johns Hopkins University, Ladd, senior technical director for nutrition at ACDI/VOCA, opened the webinar by discussing trends in the food environment and in creating sustainable, resilient food systems for healthier diets. She also discussed ways to transform food and market systems to be competitive, inclusive, and resilient to help households achieve better economic and nutritional outcomes.

Panelists, including Dominic Schofield, of GAIN Canada, Hannah Guedenet, of ASI, and James Garrett, of Bioversity, shared their insights into urbanization and food security, how to engage the private sector, and leveraging agro-biodiversity to create sustainable food systems for healthier diets.

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