The Institute for Development Impact (I4DI) is committed to improving evidence-based decision-making for improved global food security. Through our work evaluating U.S. government and private sector-funded agriculture and food security programming, I4DI has provided recommendations and insights for optimized agricultural value chains, improved agriculture market systems, and sustainable sourcing decision-making across commodity supply chains.
Recently, I4DI junior staff engaged in a project with the Rockefeller Foundation-supported Food Systems Game-Changer Lab, a global solution accelerator program whose goal is to support ideas, innovations, and initiatives that have the potential to transform the world’s food systems. Over the past 3 months, I4DI junior staff collaborated with members from over 14 different countries to jointly develop a shared solution through systems thinking that offers innovative alternatives to a set of current food practices, systems, structures, and behavioral models that result in food loss and waste in developed and developing countries. The jointly-built solution is highlighted in the recent United Nations Food Systems Summit, 2021.
Our cohort’s work—reducing food loss and waste—integrates three main goals- environmental health, economic profitability, and social equity in a solution focused on climate-smart cold and dry chain infrastructure and specific policy changes that target food loss and waste.
Institute for Development Impact – I4DI is pleased to be part of the cohort presenting this solution at the Food Systems Action Agenda Assembly, to be held on the week of 27th September 2021 and invite you to join us virtually.