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September 5, 2017Knowledge Portal
Scaling inclusive business models at the nexus of poverty and environment: Case studies from the Philippines

This report examines inclusive business (IB) models at the nexus of poverty and environment in order to demonstrate how to scale them up successfully. The paper focuses on three inclusive agroforestry businesses in the Philippines. Investigation into these companies’ IB models reveals the fundamental components of success for the companies, farmers, the ecosystem, local value-chain actors and the natural environment where production takes place. »

August 8, 2017Knowledge Portal
Researchers refute claim that world needs to double food production

This blog discusses a recent study, which challenges the familiar assertion that “to feed the world, we need to double food production by 2050.” The authors of the study aim to balance this narrative by laying out quantitative and compelling mid-century targets for both production and the environment. »

Vacancy at IFAD, Lead Technical Specialist in Rome
June 28, 2017News
Vacancy at IFAD, Lead Technical Specialist in Rome

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is looking for a Lead Technical Specialist – Environment & Climate Finance to be based in Rome, Italy for a duration of three years. Deadline for applications is July 9, 2017. »

February 28, 2017Knowledge Portal
Assessing the environmental impacts of livestock and fish production

This brief by the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish introduces different streams of work to develop and test tools to assess the environmental impacts of livestock and fish production in developing countries. As demand for livestock products continues to grow, driven by rising population and dietary shifts, there is an urgent need to develop strategies to reduce the environmental footprints and GHG emission intensity from livestock. The first step in this process is to develop tools to estimate potential impacts of such strategies. »

June 29, 2016Knowledge Portal
Global gender and environment outlook: The critical issues

The first Global Gender and Environmental Outlook presents an overview of critical evaluations and analyses of the interlinkages between gender and the environment. It shows their importance for gender-sensitive policy-making and actions and provides an overview of existing knowledge on these subjects. »

November 12, 2015Knowledge Portal
Cultivating equality: Delivering just and sustainable food systems in a changing climate

This report shows how inequality determines diets around the world and shapes the ability of farmers to adapt to climate change. Inequality determines who eats first and who eats worst, and how this shapes people’s ability to adapt to climate change. The report argues that solutions around food production are not enough, and demands more dialogue and action to address inequality in food systems. »