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ARF-3 Final factsheet: Ethiopia healthy cows
March 23, 2021Research project
ARF-3 Final factsheet: Ethiopia healthy cows

“The objective of this project was to improve quantity and quality of milk produced by peri-urban smallholders with zero-grazing dairy systems, as well as improving the position of women. This participatory action research combined activities at both fieldand laboratory level, based on the following research questions: – Field level: What are the results of implementing »

March 27, 2019Knowledge Portal
Global food policy report 2019

This global food policy report 2018 provides a synthesis of all major developments regarding food policy in 2018. The special focus of this year’s report is on rural revitalization. Rural revitalization represents a systems approach to addressing poverty and food and nutrition security through its recognition of the intrinsic links among sectors that make up the entire food chain. »

March 22, 2019Knowledge Portal
Supporting sustainable expansion of livestock production in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa: Scenario analysis of investment options

This study used a scenario analysis to explore what targeted investments to the livestock sector could help enhance food security in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. The results show that boosting livestock productivity primarily in these two regions could improve food security and producer incomes while limiting greenhouse gas emissions and agricultural water usage. »

October 22, 2018Knowledge Portal
Options for keeping the food system within environmental limits

This article analyses options for reducing the environmental effects of the food system, including dietary changes towards more plant-based diets, improvements in technologies and management, and reductions in food loss and waste. Implementation of these measures will depend on the regulatory and¬†incentive framework. »

Steering towards greater resilience of food production systems and ecosystems
June 27, 2018Expert opinion
Steering towards greater resilience of food production systems and ecosystems
Theme: Food Systems Approach

Breakout session 4 of IOB public dialogue Dutch food security policy on May 31, 2018. Dutch food security policy should seek solutions for long-term challenges to sustainability. A holistic, locally embedded and inclusive approach, aiming for improved resilience of both food production systems and their ecosystems. »

June 15, 2018Knowledge Portal
Comparing environmental impacts from insects for feed and food as an alternative to animal production

This article systematically compares and contrasts the known environmental impacts of traditional vertebrate animal production with insect production intended for both food and animal feed.The article is part of the book “Edible Insects in Sustainable Food Systems” »