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September 18, 2017Knowledge Portal
The state of food security and nutrition in the world

This report monitors progress towards the SDG targets of ending hunger and all forms of malnutrition. After a prolonged decline, a recent increase in undernourishment could signal a reversal of trends. The report singles out conflict – increasingly compounded by climate change – as one of the key drivers behind the resurgence of hunger and many forms of malnutrition. »

September 14, 2017Knowledge Portal
Policy options to accelerate variety change among smallholder farmers in South Asia and Africa South of the Sahara

This discussion paper explores the importance of varietal turnover in advanced and transitional seed systems for food staples in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. The genetic improvement of food staple crops cultivated by small-scale farmers is a well-established route to increasing agricultural productivity and improving rural livelihoods. »

September 14, 2017Knowledge Portal
Voluntary standards and institutional innovations – the right path to sustainable and inclusive food systems?

This article reflects upon efforts to link sustainable production with responsible consumption both within global value chains and within domestic markets in developing countries. In order to transform current food systems into sustainable food systems, a number of changes must occur. »

September 13, 2017Knowledge Portal
Diversification for sustainable food systems

This edition of the Greats Insights magazine has a thematic focus on sustainable food systems. The articles seek to address the ‘People, Profit and Planet’ sustainability challenge in food systems, focusing on how greater sustainability and inclusiveness are achievable. »

September 13, 2017Knowledge Portal
Sustainable diets for healthy people and a healthy planet

This discussion paper connects the dots between sustainable food systems, dietary patterns, health, nutrition and climate change mitigation. Developing a global food system to deliver healthy diets for a growing population, while reducing the environmental impact and reining in climate change, is one of the greatest global challenges of our time. »

September 12, 2017Knowledge Portal
Counting the hours: The challenges of measuring time use

This blog discusses the challenges associated with collecting time-use data in developing countries. Data from Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index surveys are used to compare the most commonly used methods of data collection to measure time: stylized survey questions and time diaries. »