Catalyzing change for healthy and sustainable food systems - Phase II
IDRC and the Rockefeller Foundation are partnering on a new initiative, Catalyzing Change for Healthy Sustainable Food Systems, that is building new evidence for governments and other food-systems stakeholders in Africa. Its aim is to support the design of policies, regulations and investments that address the challenge of achieving healthy, equitable and sustainable diets and curbing rising levels of malnutrition and diet-related non-communicable diseases. The vision for the initiative is for a multi-donor fund involving more regions that brings to scale significant shifts in the relative affordability and accessibility of nutritious food, improving food environments for low-income and vulnerable populations.
This project will support the Catalyzing Change for Healthy Sustainable Food Systems program by covering the operational costs, including salaries, benefits, office costs and travel for IDRC staff. Separate project approval documents will authorize the execution of individual research projects and activities related to program governance, communication, evaluation and research. This will include support for a knowledge-translation program officer who will play a key role in capturing learning, facilitating knowledge exchange and leading communication efforts with a view to scaling up, scaling out, and achieving greater impact.