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August 28, 2017Knowledge Portal
Gender, climate change, and resilient food systems: Lessons from strategic adaptation by smallholder farmers in Cameroon

This discussion paper aims to understand how men and women in Cameroon differ in their vulnerability to and their coping strategies for climate change impacts. According to respondents, climate variables such as the timing and length of the rainy season had changed, affecting crop production of both men and women. Women were shown to be more vulnerable than men. »

August 7, 2017Knowledge Portal
Not just food: For southern Africa to succeed, think nutrition

This blog discusses the importance of food systems and collaborative solutions for improving nutrition. There has been recognition by the Mozambican government that nutrition matters, but the challenge is primarily one of implementation. »

July 26, 2017Knowledge Portal
Feeding Dar es Salaam: A symbiotic food system perspective

This dissertation is a sociological analysis of the agri-food system of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, that feeds most of the over four and a half million residents of this fast-growing city. It is based on qualitative research that has generated a picture of the food system that supplies the important foods for the majority of residents of the city. »

F&BKP newsletter July 2017 (#04)
July 14, 2017News
F&BKP newsletter July 2017 (#04)

The July newsletter of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) gives details on the financial commitment of the Netherlands to CGIAR’s work in agri-food system research for development. Furthermore information is presented on various food & nutrition security related workshops, studies and events. »

Transforming Food Systems for Improved Nutrition
July 13, 2017Knowledge activity
Transforming Food Systems for Improved Nutrition

African Union members demand the international community to support them in their ambition of a nutrition revolution. During a lunch meeting on June 29, 2017 a food systems approach was considered as key entry point to realize the ambitions of this African nutrition agenda. Please find here the highlights and full report of this meeting. »

July 11, 2017Knowledge Portal
Dynamics of food systems in Sub-Saharan Africa

This report investigates the dynamics in the food systems in countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The African continent is rapidly urbanizing and has shown significant welfare growth rates in recent years. Food systems in SSA show dynamics as in quite a number of countries in this continent diets change.  »