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Steering towards greater resilience of food production systems and ecosystems
June 27, 2018Expert opinion
Steering towards greater resilience of food production systems and ecosystems

Breakout session 4 of IOB public dialogue Dutch food security policy on May 31, 2018. Dutch food security policy should seek solutions for long-term challenges to sustainability. A holistic, locally embedded and inclusive approach, aiming for improved resilience of both food production systems and their ecosystems. »

True cost accounting, true pricing in food
December 7, 2017Knowledge activity
True cost accounting, true pricing in food

On October 10, 2017, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, in close co-operation with the Transition Coalition Food, hosted a seminar on True Cost Accounting and True Pricing in Food. The meeting report and presentations are now available in Dutch (presentation WERC, presentation Eosta and presentation The Sustainability Consortium). A growing number of companies formulate »

September 5, 2017Knowledge Portal
Scaling inclusive business models at the nexus of poverty and environment: Case studies from the Philippines

This report examines inclusive business (IB) models at the nexus of poverty and environment in order to demonstrate how to scale them up successfully. The paper focuses on three inclusive agroforestry businesses in the Philippines. Investigation into these companies’ IB models reveals the fundamental components of success for the companies, farmers, the ecosystem, local value-chain actors and the natural environment where production takes place. »

August 8, 2017Knowledge Portal
Researchers refute claim that world needs to double food production

This blog discusses a recent study, which challenges the familiar assertion that “to feed the world, we need to double food production by 2050.” The authors of the study aim to balance this narrative by laying out quantitative and compelling mid-century targets for both production and the environment. »

Vacancy at IFAD, Lead Technical Specialist in Rome
June 28, 2017News
Vacancy at IFAD, Lead Technical Specialist in Rome

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is looking for a Lead Technical Specialist – Environment & Climate Finance to be based in Rome, Italy for a duration of three years. Deadline for applications is July 9, 2017. »

February 28, 2017Knowledge Portal
Assessing the environmental impacts of livestock and fish production

This brief by the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish introduces different streams of work to develop and test tools to assess the environmental impacts of livestock and fish production in developing countries. As demand for livestock products continues to grow, driven by rising population and dietary shifts, there is an urgent need to develop strategies to reduce the environmental footprints and GHG emission intensity from livestock. The first step in this process is to develop tools to estimate potential impacts of such strategies. »