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January 7, 2019Knowledge Portal
From agriculture to nutrition

This brief aims to present lessons learned to date in the implementation of nutrition-sensitive agriculture activities and their impact on dietary diversity in the target communities. The lessons of the programme complement and reiterate the evidence to date in NSA. Agriculture diversity alone will have limited impact on women and infant’s dietary diversity and consideration must be given to income generating activities, market access, intra-household dynamics and social and behaviour change communication strategies »

LEAP-Agri projects with Dutch input
December 4, 2018News
LEAP-Agri projects with Dutch input

LEAP-Agri is an African Union – European Union partnership between thirty partners aimed at research and innovation for Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA). The partnership has awarded funds to 27 projects. Please find below the 13 projects in which a Dutch team is involved. WAGRINNOVA Full project title: Co-innovations across scales to »

October 26, 2018Knowledge Portal
The state of food and agriculture 2018: Migration, agriculture and rural development

The key focus of this year’s SOFA report is rural migration, which constitutes a considerable portion of both internal and international migration flows. Policy coherence between migration and agriculture and rural development policies essential to ensure safe, orderly and regular migration. »

October 22, 2018Knowledge Portal
Agriculture as an engine of economic reconstruction and development in fragile countries

This briefing focuses on agriculture as an engine of economic reconstruction and development in fragile countries.The role of agriculture and food has a particular resonance in fragile and conflict states. Smallholder farming can form the basis of peace-building. »

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. »

May 14, 2018Knowledge Portal
Opportunities of urban horticulture for poverty alleviation in Dar es Salaam city, Tanzania

This study was conducted to explore to opportunities of the urban agriculture focusing on vegetables and ornamental flowers production towards poverty reduction and alleviation in Dar es Salaam. Urban agriculture reveals to play a significant role towards reducing and alleviating the poverty. »