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December 19, 2017Knowledge Portal
Food security means seed security

This article discusses how farmers get seed in different countries. Practices range from the Nepalese self-supplier to sophisticated propagation systems in the industrialized nations. In the South, between 60 and 100 per cent of farmers still use their own seed. »

November 29, 2017Knowledge Portal
Are prospects of rural youth employment in Africa a mirage?

This article discusses the dismissal of productive employment of youth in rural areas in Africa as a mirage largely because they exhibit strong resistance to eking out a bare subsistence in dismal working and living conditions. The authors argue on recent evidence of agricultural transformation that this view is overly pessimistic, if not largely mistaken. »

November 1, 2017Knowledge Portal
Oceans’ contribution to food security for the poor: Confronting ominous trends

This article argues that the contributions of fisheries to food security are increasingly undermined by a set of powerful trends. These trends manifest in our societies in various ways, but to really understand them, it is necessary to study the underlying discourses. »

October 25, 2017Knowledge Portal
Minimising food waste: a call for multidisciplinary research

This perspective calls for multidisciplinary collaboration to reduce food wastage. Whilst most emphasis has been put on increasing future crop production, far less resource has been and is still channeled towards enabling both established and innovative food preservation technologies to reduce food waste. »

October 23, 2017Knowledge Portal
Robust policy needed to counter growing inequality and malnutrition across the globe

This article argues that to ensure global food supply into the future, governments must formulate sharper and more robust policy to counter inequality and climate change. From the knowledge gathered during a large-scale research program the FOODSECURE Navigator was created, an online toolbox that helps policymakers see the bigger picture. »

October 17, 2017Knowledge Portal
Insecure food: diet, eating and identity among the Ethiopian Suri people in the developmental age

This article discusses food, cultural identity and development among the agropastoral Suri people of Southwest Ethiopia. Their food system is discussed in its actual form and in its process of change, accelerated since a decade or so. »