Innovation Lab for Food Systems for Nutrition

Sponsor: USAID
Target Group: Faculty & Staff
Closing Date: March 8, 2021
Description: The Food System Innovation Lab will design, lead and implement a program of nutrition-sensitive food system research and capacity building aimed at addressing the opportunities and challenges, and will additionally serve as a resource to RFS, missions and their partners confronting on the role of food systems in inclusive economic growth, nutrition, food safety, and a nutrition-sensitive approaches, gender-sensitive and youth inclusive development, and resilience. The Food System for Nutrition Innovation Lab is broadly expected to help implement and communicate impact pathways from nutrition sensitive food systems research to development outcomes through partnerships with USAID mission-supported value chain programs, national partners, private companies and associations, community-based organizations and other donors and their programs. The Innovation Lab will deliver on this vision by a) strengthening the capacities of select country and regional research institutions to undertake research that is relevant and sound, to communicate findings in ways that are more likely to influence government partners, policy makers, and practitioners, while b) implementing an integrated country, regional and global research agenda. 

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