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July 11, 2017Knowledge Portal
Implementation of the SDGs at the national level: How to advocate for nutrition-related targets and indicators

This toolkit tries to ensure that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to nutrition are well-integrated in national development plans, policies and strategies.¬†For the next 15 years, each country will have to make sure that national development plans, as well as all new policies, are aligned with the SDGs. »

February 29, 2016Knowledge Portal
Who owns the right to food? Interlegality and competing interests in agricultural modernisation in Papua, Indonesia

This article discusses the extend to which competing and conjoined interests in agricultural modernization reshape the right to food since actors, norms and practices change. This is partly due to economic globalization that has transformed the politics regarding the right to food. The authors use the concept of interlegality, which considers dynamic perspectives of plural legal orders. »

January 28, 2016Knowledge Portal
Spaces for dialogue as a strategy to integrate the right to food in rural municipalities of Latin America: Recommendations for establishment and strengthening

This report provides guidance to authorities and municipal officers to establishing and strengthen policy dialogue between municipal governments and civil society. This is done as a strategy to integrate the obligations and principles of the right to food in rural municipalities related to food and nutrition security in Latin America. The report focuses on the implementation of two principles; participation and empowerment. »

May 28, 2015Knowledge Portal
Is climate-smart farming a way out of food insecurity in east Africa?

This article by The East African provides a civil-society perspective on climate smart agriculture (CSA) and questions its current practices in East Africa. The article argues that widespread use of fertilisers and other chemicals does not necessarily guarantee increased productivity neither does it ensure that smallholder farmers benefit. »

May 18, 2015Knowledge Portal
Global food security governance: Civil society engagement in the reformed Committee on World Food Security

Drawing on data collected from policy documents, interviews and participant observation, this book by Jessica Duncan examines the re-organization and functioning of a UN Committee that is coming to be known as a best practice in global governance. Framed by key challenges that plague global governance, the impact and implication of increased civil society engagement are examined by tracing policy negotiations within the CFS, in particular, policy roundtables on smallholder sensitive investment and food price volatility and negotiations on the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security, and the Global Strategic Framework for Food Security and Nutrition. »

Report of 2014 Dick de Zeeuw lecture by Gerda Verburg
September 9, 2014News
Report of 2014 Dick de Zeeuw lecture by Gerda Verburg

Inclusiveness, knowledge and evidence, and responsibility are the pillars to support us in moving beyond short-term interests and towards sustainable solutions in agriculture and food security. This was the main message of the Dick de Zeeuw lecture ‘Paradigm shift to secure food’. The speech¬†was given on September 4, 2014, by Gerda Verburg (fomer Dutch Minister »