Unsustainable food systems are both a cause and a consequence of a variety of interrelated factors Fortunately, food systems are increasingly receiving the long-awaited global attention they deserve. A sustainable food system is “a food system that delivers food security and nutrition for all in such a way that the economic, social and environmental bases to generate food security and nutrition for future generations are not compromised.”
There are many multisectoral nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions needed in the food system. Public-private partnerships (PPPs) have been at the center of many interventions in the food system aimed
at making it more sustainable. This article explores how PPPs can increase food system sustainability and to what extent these improvements positively impact maternal and child nutrition outcomes.Transforming the food system will require numerous interventions at various levels ranging from local-level innovations to a reform of the global-level governance of food, health, nutrition and agriculture.
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