Investing for Impact: Towards Healthier and Sustainable Diets through Research

The Tokyo Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit December 7-8, 2021 provides a historic opportunity to transform the way the world tackles the global challenge of malnutrition.

Join us virtually for a session on the importance of investing in impactful research, including speakers from the Alliance and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI).


This event, happening on the same day as Human Rights Day, aims to highlight access to safe and nutritious food as a basic human right. The event pulls together experts from various fields to capture a multistakeholder approach in investing on Southeast Asian agri-food systems to develop research and innovations towards the improved nutritional needs in the region.



Welcome and Introduction to the Program

Martijn Pakker

Senior Manager, Advocacy & Brand International Rice Research Institute


Keynote Speech

Jean Balie

Regional Director,
South East Asia and Pacific, CGIAR


Biofortification for Healthy and Sustainable Diets

Dr. Ronan Zagado

Chief, Development Communication Division & Healthier Rice Project - Golden Rice Program Lead, DA-PhilRice


Value Chain Transformation: Evidence-based Nutrition Policies

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dao The Anh

Vice Director
Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development


Driving Consumer Behavior Towards Nutrition: Insights and Evidence from the Alliance’s work on Food System in Viet Nam

Ricardo Hernandez, PhD

Associate Scientist,
Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT


Diversifying Diets and Investments: Improving Livelihoods and Nutrition through Social Inclusion

Dr. Shakuntala Thilsted

Value Chains & Nutrition Research Leader, CGIAR- Worldfish Center


Looking towards the Future - Youth Response to Food and Nutrition Security Challenges

Jatu Barmawati

Indonesian Millennial Farmers Ambassador


Moderated Q&A and Closing Remarks

Amy Chua

Country Representative Philippines Partnership for Sustainable Agriculture