Up until a few years ago, there was a very popular board game that grasped the deepest roots of the world’s current problems: the Mikado game. Despite being difficult to
Globally, one in nine is hungry or undernourished. Equally, one in three people is overweight or obese - Global Nutrition Report, 2020
Malnutrition is the largest contributor of disease in the world – FAO
More than 820 million people don’t have enough to eat. Yet, at the same time, no region is exempted from obesity and overweight – FAO, 2020
The Nutrition for All Initiative fosters access to essential nutrients through identification of nutritional gaps and development of nourishing new foods that honor cultural identity.
Closing the nutritional inequality gaps is not just about understanding the differences in nutrition outcomes among different population groups. It also puts attention on the food ecosystems and processes that generate unequal distributions of these outcomes. Achieving Nutrition for all, across all these dimensions, requires our food ecosystem to be completely reshaped.
In addressing the above problem statement, these research projects aim to explore the following research question:
What if we could ensure access to (quality) nutrition for all people regardless of their gender, race, or socioeconomic status, without compromising on the livelihoods of (small) farmers and the boundaries of our planet?
As the world stands by, powerless witness to the tragic events unfolding in Ukraine, the cascading effects have already begun to ripple out impacting global food systems, energy, climate, economies,
Growing, eating, and using pulses have countless benefits. Benefits for the environment, considering their minimal environmental impact and their mitigating action against climate change. But also incredible benefits for humans!