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July 11, 2018Knowledge Portal
Nutrition-sensitive agriculture: What have we learned so far?

This paper summarizes existing knowledge regarding impacts, pathways, mechanisms, and contextual factors that affect where and how agriculture may improve nutrition outcomes. The most consistent finding was the impact of nutrition-sensitive agriculture programs (NSAP) on household and child dietary diversity. »

July 5, 2018Knowledge Portal
Improving policy coherence for food security and nutrition in South Africa: a qualitative policy analysis

This article (PDF) in the Food Security Journal analyses the coherence of food supply policy content with respect to nutrition and food security in South Africa. In the rise of the double burden of malnutrition, the supply-side policy interventions are a critical component of action. However, the food supply is governed by a number of different »

June 13, 2018Knowledge Portal
The role of crop diversification in improving household food security in central Malawi

This paper investigates the influence of crop diversification and other household socioeconomic characteristics on improving household food security in central Malawi. Results show that higher crop diversification intensities are more likely to have a diverse diet. »

May 21, 2018Knowledge Portal
Diversification and intensification of agricultural adaptation from global to local scales

This article examines two dimensions wherein smallholder farmers may adapt agricultural practices; through intensification or diversification. Aspects of adaptive intensification include access to information and human capital. In contrast, there are few global drivers of adaptive diversification, »

May 9, 2018Knowledge Portal
Turning farmers into business partners through value co-creation projects: Insights from the coffee supply chain

This study examines the empowerment of low-power, vulnerable stakeholders of global, complex supply chains as one effective strategy to increase value co-creation and to moderate the vulnerabilities that threaten supply chain resilience. »

April 20, 2018Knowledge Portal
Farm production diversity and dietary quality: Linkages and measurement issues

This research analysed whether higher levels of farm production diversity contribute to improved diets in smallholder farm households. Different indicators are used and compared to better understand the underlying linkages.  »