Identifying Innovations to Reduce Food Loss and Waste, Enhance Food Safety and Promote Access to Nutrient Dense Foods Across the Food System
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 goal is to identify and promote uptake of novel technologies, practices or information flows that help in i) reducing food loss and waste, ii) improve food safety, and iii) enhance access to nutrient-dense (often perishable) foods.
FSN-IL’s consortium of U.S. academic partners, global development institutions, and food value chain and business collaborators work across three core integrated activities—research for development (R4D), human and institutional capacity development (HICD), and stakeholder engagement. The goal is to support the uptake of food system innovations for improved diet quality and nutrition in South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Central America. FSN-IL’s key research areas include food safety and storage innovations, diet quality of women and girls, drivers of consumption choice by low-income consumers, understanding risks associated with climate change and the need for resilience.
In this webinar, we will share findings of a series of scoping exercises conducted by FSN-IL and its consortium of partners in Year 1. We will discuss the process and highlight key points that are emerging. Moving forward, we will discuss how FSN-IL plans to use these prioritization finds to further build on its activities. Attendees will be invited to submit questions during the webinar, which will be answered live during our Q&A segment.
- Patrick Webb, Director, Food Systems for Nutrition Innovation Lab
- Shibani Ghosh, Associate Director, Food Systems for Nutrition Innovation Lab