The quality and quantity of the world’s food supply is changing – and so is the way that people eat. Malnutrition and poor health are prevalent in communities across the world. Deep divisions in global food equity exacerbate this burden for poor and vulnerable populations. The problem of malnutrition is particularly acute in the Indo-Pacific.
Our Solution: LAUNCH Food
To help improve health and nutrition outcomes, Australia has partnered with LAUNCH and USAID Global Development Lab to help create a new paradigm for food around the world.
Through LAUNCH Food we seek to discover, support and scale innovations that will improve health outcomes by enabling people to make healthy food choices.
How we are helping!
The LAUNCH Food challenge is now closed and a list of LAUNCH Food finalists is here.
DFAT has committed spending up to $5 million in support of this challenge and the new ideas discovered. DFAT is looking to support and accelerate a portfolio of solutions that address the availability of and access to affordable, nutritious, desirable and sustainable food, and solutions that promote people’s selection and consumption of more nutritious food in the Indo-Pacific region. DFAT’s review is currently underway, our funding decisions will be announced in coming months after consultation with relevant partners.
Track our progress at #LAUNCHFood.