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Side event: Contribution of terrestrial animal source food to healthy diets for improved nutrition and health outcomes “ an overview of the evidence and gaps with implications for research
byANH Academy
Academy Week Research Conference
Date and Time
From: 30 June 2023, 08:30
To: 30 June 2023, 09:45 - CAT (GMT+2)
Street: ANH2023 (Online & Malawi) (4276)

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Open Full Event Contribution of terrestrial animal

Times are in CAT (GMT+2)




Livestock-derived food represents 33 percent of the world’s protein and 17 percent of its calories and provides other essential nutrients. However, access and consumption of terrestrial animal source foods (TASF) is not equitably distributed across regions, gender, age-group or income levels. 
The role of TASFs in global food systems is contested due to opposing views towards the risks and benefits for human nutrition and planetary health. In response to this, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is producing a “comprehensive, science and evidence-based global assessment of the contribution of livestock to food security, sustainable agri-food systems, nutrition and healthy diets.” 
This side event will focus on: 

  1. The evidence on the contribution of TASF to healthy diets and factors affecting supply and demand. 
  2. The gaps in the evidence and the implications for further research. 


Organizations involved
  • Food and Agriculture Organization (Food and Nutrition Division) 
  • Food and Agriculture Organization (Animal Health and Production Division)  
  • Food and Agriculture Organization (Malawi)  
  • The Royal Veterinary College (RVC)


  • Patrizia Fracassi, Food and Agriculture Organization, Food and Nutrition Division) 
  • Alex Tung, Food and Agriculture Organization, Food and Nutrition Division 
  • Beate Scherf, Food and Agriculture Organization, Animal Health and Production 
  • Ti Kian Seow, Food and Agriculture Organization, Food and Nutrition Division 
  • Mehroosh Tak, Independent Consultant 

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