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January 11, 2018Knowledge Portal
Linking WASH and nutrition

During the World Water Week two reports were launched on how the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and the nutrition sectors can benefit from each other; “2+6=17: Linking WASH and nutrition – a blueprint for living SDG17” and “The recipe for success: how policy-makers can integrate water, sanitation and hygiene into actions to end malnutrition”. »

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 1, 2017Knowledge Portal
Synthesis report – gender & collectively held land

This report by Landesa gives recommendations on interventions to strengthen collective tenure and ensure that both women and men benefit from the improved land tenure security. The report synthesizes findings from six case studies from China, Ghana, India, the Kyrgyz Republic, Namibia, and Peru. This intersection between gender and collective tenure security reforms is largely understudied. »

October 17, 2016Knowledge Portal
Innovative markets for sustainable agriculture: How innovations in market institutions encourage sustainable agriculture in developing countries

The FAO and the INRA undertook a survey of innovative approaches that enable markets to act as incentives in the transition towards sustainable agriculture in developing countries.15 cases from around the world provide insights into how small-scale initiatives that use sustainable production practices are supported by market demand, and create innovations in the institutions that govern sustainable practices and market exchanges. The study concludes with four results on how market based solutions can help with the transition towards sustainable agriculture. »

October 11, 2016Knowledge Portal
Farm input subsidy programmes (FISPs): A benefit for, or the betrayal of, SADC’s small-scale farmers?

This paper by the African Centre for Biodiversity (ACBIO) reviews the farm input subsidy programmes (FISPs) within countries belonging to the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), to ascertain whether input subsidies have benefited small-scale farmers, have increased food security at the household and national levels, and have improved the incomes of small-scale farmers. »

July 6, 2016Knowledge Portal
Global school feeding sourcebook: Lessons from 14 countries

This book documents government-led school feeding programmes in low and middle income countries. It includes chapters about national programmes in 14 countries from sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America. The sourcebook highlights the trade-offs associated with alternative school feeding models and analyses the overarching themes, trends and challenges which run across these programmes. »