Food Security

, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 653–654 | Cite as

Global panel on agriculture and food systems for nutrition: food systems and diets: facing the challenges of the 21st century

London, UK, 2016 (ISBN 978-0-9956228-0-7), 132pp.
  • Peter Scott
Book Review

The focus of this concise and strikingly designed document is not on food security in general but on diet and nutrition. The Foreword sets the scene: “Malnutrition has for too long been a neglected issue. Yet it is a problem that affects one in three people worldwide. Today, 159 million children are stunted, 50 million are wasted and more than two billion people are overweight or obese. But in 2015 for the first time in history, through the Global Goals, the world has committed to ending malnutrition in all its forms. As the 2016 Global Nutrition Report makes clear, tackling malnutrition is one of the largest challenges facing all countries”.

Production of this “Foresight Report”, prepared for the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition by its Project Lead Expert Group, was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK Department for International Development. The Expert Group’s chair, Lawrence Haddad, is also co-chair of the Independent Expert Group that...


  1. IFPRI. (2016). Global Nutrition Report 2016: From Promise to Impact: Ending Malnutrition by 2030. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht and International Society for Plant Pathology 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Society for Plant PathologyOxfordUK

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