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October 22, 2018Knowledge Portal
Agriculture as an engine of economic reconstruction and development in fragile countries

This briefing focuses on agriculture as an engine of economic reconstruction and development in fragile countries.The role of agriculture and food has a particular resonance in fragile and conflict states. Smallholder farming can form the basis of peace-building. »

Matchmaking and knowledge sharing between Dutch development programs and World Bank investments
September 17, 2018Expert opinion
Matchmaking and knowledge sharing between Dutch development programs and World Bank investments

Since 2015, the “Food for All” Partnership brings together the World Bank Group and civil society, academia, government, private sector, and other stakeholders from the Netherlands. Read here the interview with Wijnand van IJssel, a Dutch expert who is actually seconded at the Agriculture Global Practice within the World Bank in Washington to foster matchmaking and knowledge sharing. »

September 12, 2018Knowledge Portal
Armed conflict and food security in West Africa: Socioeconomic perspective

This paper examines the effect on increasing armed conflict on food security in Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) member countries. The findings reveal that armed conflict is a significant predictor of food security in West Africa.¬† »

September 12, 2018Knowledge Portal
Drivers and patterns of rural youth migration and its impact on food security and rural livelihoods in Tunisia

This report addresses the determinants of migration and mobility, the patterns and types of rural youth migration and the impact on rural livelihoods, food security, agriculture and development in rural areas in Tunisia. International migrants often have higher educational levels than non-migrants. »

September 11, 2018Knowledge Portal
SOFI 2018: Building climate resilience for food and nutrition security

This annual report ‘The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World’ presents progress towards ending hunger and improving malnutrition. A focus is on building climate resilience for food and nutrition security. Exposure to climate extremes is threatening to reverse gains made in ending hunger and malnutrition. »

September 6, 2018Knowledge Portal
Urban food systems governance and poverty in African cities

This book aims to improve our understanding of the connections between¬†urban poverty, food systems, household food security and governance, by focusing on three cities in sub-Saharan Africa. The book argues that an examination of the food system and food security provides a valuable lens to interrogate urban poverty. »