Posted April 16, 2021
- Currently 3 billion people can’tafford the least-cost healthy diet recommended by national Governments.
- Actions are needed in social protection and in agricultural investments to improve access to nutritious food; social protection transfers need to increase.
- The cost of nutritious foods should be reduced by diversification and connection, not by externalising the true cost of food.
- Some community-level solutions can help address affordability and access, including home garden production of nutritious food, nutrition-sensitive aquaculture, developing recipes based on locally available foods, improving infrastructure and market access.
- The perceived low value of some nutritious and lower-cost foods needs to be challenged.
- The food environment needs to be changed to incentivise healthy foods and disincentivise wide availability of highly processed unhealthy foods, including working through corporate governance mechanisms.
- We need to work on multiple game-changing actions collectively to bring about a fundamental shift in how food systems operate and achieve co-benefits across food system outcomes.