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April 16, 2018Knowledge Portal
Financing agriculture for a more profitable rural economy

This policy brief discusses finance for agri-value chains. Throughout Africa, concerted efforts have been made to achieve structural economic transformation in agriculture, moving from basic, low-skilled production to diversified, higher value, more sophisticated and competitive production. »

April 3, 2018Knowledge Portal
The bumpy road from food to nutrition security: Slow evolution of India’s food policy

This paper provides a detailed review of the evolution of food policy in India and a way forward in the transition toward nutrition security. »

Food & Business Knowledge Platform input for upcoming Dutch Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Policy
March 21, 2018News
Food & Business Knowledge Platform input for upcoming Dutch Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Policy

The Office of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) has formulated answers to the nine questions of the consultation of Minister Kaag on the upcoming for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation policy. »

April 5, 2017Knowledge Portal
Food remittances: rural-urban linkages and food security in Africa

This working paper elaborates on the importance of food remittance for analyzing rural-urban linkages and food security in Africa. The transfer of funds by migrants to their home countries is at an all-time high and food remitting also has a role to play in urban and rural food security. Yet despite its importance, researchers and policymakers tend to ignore food remitting. »

March 2, 2017Knowledge Portal
Unlocking the potential of non-farm enterprises to reduce rural unemployment in Ghana

This policy briefing by IDS highlights the role of non-farm enterprise sector in the rural economy in Ghana. Non-farm enterprises have been viewed as one of the surest ways of reducing rural youth unemployment in the country. However, despite their potential, limited understanding of the diverse nature of the non-farm enterprise sector has led to policies that do not fully exploit its potential to reduce rural unemployment in Ghana. »

February 7, 2017Knowledge Portal
What are the challenges and opportunities for multi-level advocacy for nutrition?

This policy brief by IDS gives an overview on the challenges and opportunities for multi-level advocacy. Over the last decade, policy advocacy has made critical contributions towards the development of nutrition policies, laws and strategies in many countries with high burdens of malnutrition. Translating and safeguarding these policy achievements into results on the ground requires nutrition advocacy to be pursued across administrative levels and throughout the policy cycle. »