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August 21, 2016Knowledge Portal
Women in non production roles in agriculture: A literature review of promising practices

This review of literature reveals that there are many opportunities to increase women’s economic empowerment beyond interventions focused on production. While there is a wealth of information related to women’s economic empowerment through production, there is limited available data related to best practices and promising approaches for women’s empowerment at other value chain levels. This literature review aims to fill this knowledge gap by examining approaches to empower women or increase their incomes in the value chain outside of production. »

August 12, 2016Knowledge Portal
Integrated community food production. A compendium of climate-resilient agriculture options

This booklet by CGIAR is compendium of best practices that brings together practical ecologically sound and nutrition-sensitive approaches to improving the productivity of backyard, community and family farms. With the increasing awareness of the importance of safe and healthy diets, there is a resurgence of interest in these complementary pathways to household level food security. »

March 31, 2015Knowledge Portal
Oxfam-Unilever ‘project Sunrise’: enhancing livelihoods while strengthening supply chains

Unilever and Oxfam collaborated in the project ‘Sunrise’, which brought together the development aims of Oxfam with the sustainable sourcing efforts of Unilever. Together they explored how to build sustainable smallholder-based supply chains that could grow its business while reducing poverty for marginalised communities. The project studied pilot projects producing dehydrated vegetables, tea, tomatoes and »

March 3, 2015Knowledge Portal
Sustainable matchmaking between SMEs: in emerging economies and the Netherlands

Sustainable Match is an initiative of six complementary Dutch parties (Agri-ProFocus, BBO, MVO Nederland, Oxfam Novib, PeopleConnector, ProPortion) that has been executed between 2012 and 2013 on innovating trade and investment missions in anticipation of the new policy for international cooperation of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (PDF). By means of two pilots in »