Rike Riesmeier

Designation: Nutrition Adviser, Knowledge for Nutrition, GIZ
Rike Riesmeier works as Adviser at GIZ for the Knowledge for Nutrition (K4N) programme, focusing on the development of evidence-based recommendations to improve the effectiveness of German development cooperation programmes and policies relevant to nutrition. Prior to joining K4N, she worked in the Philippines and Myanmar, where she managed a multi-sectoral food and nutrition security project. Rike studied Public Health at LSHTM and Asian Politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Bonn, and Waseda University, Tokyo.

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In the fast-growing field of food systems impact evaluations, a shift toward evaluating consumer behaviour

As we've noted before on this blog, the world faces a critical need to revamp its food systems to provide healthy diets for a growing global population within the planetary boundaries. Making these changes means policymakers need to know what interventions work, for whom, and at what cost – and the state of knowledge about that question is changing rapidly.

New research on food systems and nutrition still neglects priority topics

Most new food systems research focuses on topics that previous research has already addressed, while only a handful of new studies break ground on under-studied priority subjects. This finding comes from newly-updated figures based on our first-ever living Evidence Gap Map on Food Systems and Nutrition,

On World Food Day, think once more about food systems, instead of just deciding what to eat today

Every time you sit down for a meal, you are part of a food system—the chain from production through distribution to your plate and disposal of leftovers. Most of the time, people only focus on the near end of that chain: what to eat today.

How do food system interventions affect food security and nutrition? We're mapping the evidence

Malnutrition is a global issue which disproportionately affects low- and middle-income countries (L&MICs). To make sure nutrition programmes that promote affordable, accessible, diverse and balanced diets for healthy growth and development are planned based on the best available evidence, we're creating an evidence gap map (EGM).