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April 7, 2018Knowledge Portal
The growth of food banking in cities of the Global South

This discussion paper examines the globalization of food banking and its growth in the Global South. Through a case study of FoodForward South-Africa, it critically analyzes the roles that urban food banks play in cities of the Global South.  »

April 5, 2018Knowledge Portal
Unlocking smallholder credit: Does credit-linked agricultural insurance work?

This paper reviews possibilities for, and experience with, credit-linked crop insurance, including different types of insurance and credit arrangements. The paper describes the main methods of linkage that are being tested or proposed, identifies the critical features of each method, and discusses the advantages and limitations for the three parties – farmers, financial service providers, and insurers. »

April 5, 2018Knowledge Portal
Nutrition-sensitive agriculture: What have we learned so far?

This paper reviews recent empirical evidence (since 2014), including findings from impact evaluations of a variety of nutrition-sensitive agriculture programs that document linkages between agriculture, women’s empowerment, and nutrition linkages. »

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. »

March 16, 2018Knowledge Portal
The impacts of postharvest storage innovations on food security and welfare in Ethiopia

This paper analyzes the impact of improved storage technologies on food and nutrition security and welfare using nationally representative data from Ethiopia. »

February 28, 2018Knowledge Portal
Food and agricultural innovation pathways for prosperity

This paper characterizes concisely the vast inter-related literature on agriculture research for development context, mechanisms, and impacts as a framework and foundation for the expert assessments of specific mechanisms. »