Eggs: harnessing their power for the fight against hunger and malnutrition
This document summarizes the online discussion Eggs: harnessing their power for the fight against hunger and malnutrition, held on the FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) from 23 October to 13 November 2018.
The discussion was facilitated by Saul Morris from the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and Tim Lambert from the International Egg Commission. It aimed to explore the role that eggs can play in effectively tackling malnutrition by looking at the following questions:
- What are the best production and distribution mechanisms?
- How can egg consumption be encouraged in a sustainable way?
- How can the interests of better nutrition be balanced with concerns about smallholder livelihoods?
The discussion also introduced a special supplement titled “Eggs: A High-Potential Food for Improving Maternal and Child Nutrition” (published in the journal Maternal and Child Nutrition) which summarizes a wealth of additional information on the value of eggs and feasible ways of increasing access.