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A lucky iron fish for everyone?
October 10, 2018Knowledge activity
A lucky iron fish for everyone?
Theme: Nutrition Security

What can be done to support the consumption of more healthy food products by the poorest people in low- and middle-income countries, the people at the so-called “Bottom of the Pyramid” (BoP)? That is an urgent challenge, given the fact that globally 155 million children are still stunted, 52 million children are wasted, and 2 billion people lack key nutrients like iron and vitamin A. On October 4, 2018, BoPInc facilitated a workshop and provided participants with updates on nutrition approaches and “wacky” solutions like Lucky Iron Fish. »

The food systems approach: sustainable solutions for a sufficient supply of healthy food
July 6, 2018Study
The food systems approach: sustainable solutions for a sufficient supply of healthy food
Theme: Food Systems

A food systems approach (FSA) is a useful interdisciplinary conceptual framework for research and policy aimed at sustainable solutions for the sufficient supply of healthy food. A new report about this approach, entitled “The food systems approach: sustainable solutions for a sufficient supply of healthy food”, was recently published by Wageningen Economic Research (WEcR) and commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. »

May 3, 2018Knowledge Portal
Effectively assessing household food security status

This blog is about the Household Food Insecurity Access Scale (HFIAS), a standardized, robust and cost-efficient tool to measure the occurrence and severity of food insecurity. The HFIAS tool strikes a good balance between practical field-level applicability and reliability of the ensuing data. »

Exploring the potential of local foods to alleviate malnutrition
December 12, 2017Knowledge activity
Exploring the potential of local foods to alleviate malnutrition

With malnutrition rampant in many parts of the world, specific interventions are needed to promote healthy diets. This session on “Nutrition and consumption” focused on the preferences of local consumers and made the case for promoting “local foods”, which can be added to diets to diversify consumption patterns. However, promoting local foods to people at risk and the general population comes with both nutritional benefits and risks, which need to be explored. In parallel, the implications of various interventions for local and national value chain development also need to be explored. »

August 8, 2017Knowledge Portal
Seven ways seed systems help the world’s poor

This blog explains different ways how effective seed systems help the world’s poor. An effective seed system can help mitigate the impact of pressures due to climate change by helping smallholder farmers access quality materials that increase crop yields and are responsive to the challenges they face in their fields. »

Baseline survey in the Obunga and Nyalenda slums of Kisumu County, Kenya
July 19, 2017Research project
Baseline survey in the Obunga and Nyalenda slums of Kisumu County, Kenya

During the rainy month of March in 2017, the Women Food Entrepreneurs research project conducted a baseline survey in the city slums of Kisumu. The focus of the study was to measure the quality of food and nutrition consumed in slum households so that the project research team can understand the initial nutritional conditions for the population in focus. »