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Nutrition and Health

A market in Son La province, Vietnam. Photo credit: ILRI.

Our global food system has never been more advanced, yet in 2016 almost 1 billion people were hungry, 2 billion suffered from micronutrient deficiencies, and 2 billion were overweight or obese.  Decades of placing the onus on consumer choice to improve nutrition and health has failed and the world is looking more broadly at how to achieve healthy and sustainable diets for all.

Agriculture and food systems are increasingly being recognised as key drivers of diet quality and nutrition. This then begs the question: how can agriculture be leveraged to sustainably contribute to better nutrition and health outcomes globally?

We make a unique contribution to this broad research theme through combining expertise in nutrition science, integrated assessment and scenario modelling at multiple scales. Members of our group regularly participate in multiple international committees.

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