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Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit 2021 to be held towards ending global malnutrition!


The Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit 2021 (N4G) will be hosted by the Government of Japan in December 2021 to transform the way the world tackles the global challenge of malnutrition.

The N4G addresses a wide range of nutrition-related subjects, discusses and presents our efforts with nutrition-related stakeholders around the world to end global malnutrition. Specifically, we will discuss five themes: 1) Health, 2) Food, 3) Resilience 4) Data and 5) Financing.

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Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit 2021 Outline

(1) Event outline

  • Date: December 7 (Tue) – 8 (Wed), 2021
  • Hosted by: Government of Japan
  • Location: Tokyo
  • Expected participation: high-level government representatives, international organizations, academia, civic organizations, the business sector and more

(2) Summit themes

The Government of Japan has identified five areas that are critical to achieving the global target and ending malnutrition: (see Figure)

1. Health: Making nutrition integral to Universal Health Coverage (UHC)
2. Food: Building food systems that promote healthy and nutrition
3. Resilience: Addressing malnutrition effectively in fragile and conflict-affected contexts
4. Data: Promoting data-driven accountability  
5. Financing: Ensuring financing to improve nutrition

Summit participants are encouraged to make commitments covering one or more of such areas.

Figure: Commitment areas


MAFF  Side Event

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) has been developing the business environments for food-related companies that contribute to nutritional improvements in developing countries, and supporting various efforts by cross-sectional stakeholders in collaboration with the Nutrition Japan Public Private Platform (NJPPP) (a public-private partnership to promote nutrition improvement businesses). At the N4G, the MAFF will host a side event and introduce Japan’s unique knowledge and experience to the world.

(1) Objective

MAFF will hold the side event and introduce Japan’s unique efforts. The event will focus on one of the N4G focus areas, “Food: Building food systems that promote healthy diets and nutrition,” in order to contribute to sustainable development in Japanese agriculture and food industries.

(2) Overview

Recently, food markets in developing and emerging countries have been expanding rapidly and opening great opportunities for Japanese food-related businesses. On the other hand, poverty, hunger and malnutrition are global issues, and Japanese food-related businesses are also expected to contribute to these issues.
At the side event, we will introduce the various efforts by the Government  of Japan and Japanese food industries towards ending malnutrition and provide opportunities to discuss ongoing contributions with various stakeholders in both Japan and abroad. The outcomes will subsequently be shared with stakeholders around the world.
We hope that many stakeholders will make commitments and participate in the side event with us!

(3) Live Webcasts

MAFF Side Event will be available through webcasts.

Please click the link below to see live webcasts.

After the summit, On-demand will be open