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September 4, 2017Knowledge Portal
Women’s economic empowerment and agribusiness: Opportunities for the gender transformative agenda

This report explains the extent to which donor-supported agribusiness initiatives engage with the gender transformative agenda. A methodology for analyzing agribusiness projects from a gender perspective was developed to review gender-related initiatives at the field level and in project management. »

August 3, 2017Knowledge Portal
The policy landscape for infant and young child feeding in South Asia

This edition focuses on how an improved policy landscape can improve infant and young child feeding practices in South Asia. Enabling policy environments for nutrition requires evidence to support best practice and engagement with political and policy contexts, as well as leadership, resourcing, advocacy, and technical support. »

April 13, 2017Knowledge Portal
Improving nutrition through biofortification: A review of evidence from HarvestPlus

This review article summarizes key evidence from the HarvestPlus program on how biofortification has helped improve nutrition worldwide between 2003 and 2016. Delivery experiences in various target countries (Bangladesh, DR Congo, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia) are discusses, as well as farmer and consumer adoption. According to the authors, attention should now shift to an action-oriented agenda for scaling biofortification to improve nutrition globally. »

March 6, 2017Knowledge Portal
Measuring food waste in a dairy supply chain in Pakistan

This article provides a first attempt to test the methodological principles of the Food Waste Protocol, using the Pakistani dairy supply chain as a case study. A FLW Standard and protocol have been developed by UNEP and WRI and Nestlé actively contributes to the development and conducted a pilot project on food waste using its Pakistani dairy value chain in 2014. »

September 30, 2016Knowledge Portal
Review of agri-food value chain interventions aimed at enhancing consumption of nutritious food by the poor

Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) published a papersdesk review and analysis on India and Pakistan that serve as a guide to an understanding of the agri-food value chain landscape in these countries. The working papers will serve as a guide to understand how agriculture can play a more effective role in improving nutrition in countries with a high burden of hidden hunger and where an increasing proportion of the poor sources its food from the market. »

September 28, 2016Knowledge Portal
Precarious lives: food, work and care after the global food crisis

The longitudinal study synthesized in this report is the result of a 4-year collaboration between IDS, Oxfam and research partners. The research was carried out between 2012 and 2015 and involved annual visits to communities in 23 rural, urban and peri-urban sites, along with commissioned reviews of national-level prices and policies over the period. The social, economic and political adjustments made by people in developing countries in the wake of the global food crisis are the focus of this report. »