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October 2, 2019Knowledge Portal
Food policy councils

This issue of the Urban Agriculture magazine explores the experiences of Food Policy Councils (FPCs) and similar entities, with a particular focus on their approach to inclusiveness, documented impacts, and challenges faced. hese groups bring stakeholders together to share perspectives on food systems challenges, to develop innovative solutions, and to influence food-related policy and planning. Most FPCs in this issue seek to include a spectrum of stakeholders from across the food system, such as farmers, distributors, processors and vendors. »

September 12, 2019Knowledge Portal
Economic evaluations of multi-sectoral actions for health and nutrition

This brief focuses on the challenge of measuring and comparing health improvements from programmes and policies affecting agricultural production, farmers’ livelihoods and the food environment of urban and rural households »

November 21, 2018Knowledge Portal
Brokering and facilitating NL funded PPPs: Understanding the role of Dutch embassies and the challenges they face

This publication explores Dutch embassies’ experiences in partnerships in food security and water with private sector involvement. The ‘from aid to trade agenda’ provokes a number of tensions for embassies. A case study was set up in Kenya to explore the role of the Public P in PPPs and to come up with new solutions for food security issues and develop the agribusiness sector in Kenya. »

August 14, 2018Knowledge Portal
Closing the potential-performance divide in Ugandan agriculture

This report looks at what could explain the potential-performance divide in Uganda and comes with recommendations how to close this. The difference between aggregate output growth and the growth of all inputs and factors of production that produced it, has been negative for the last two decades in Ugandan agriculture. »

Putting together policy building blocks for global food security
May 25, 2018Knowledge activity
Putting together policy building blocks for global food security

“Global hunger is increasing, because of amongst others conflicts and climate change. We have to make sure poor and hungry people continue to benefit from the advantages of globalization”. These are among the key messages of Shenggen Fan, Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), during the IFPRI 2018 Global Food Policy Report Launch event in The Hague on 18 April 2018. »

May 14, 2018Knowledge Portal
Improving diets in an era of food market transformation: Challenges and opportunities for engagement between the public and private sectors

This brief seeks to stimulate governments and other stakeholders to help build strategies to incentivize the private sector to influence food systems in ways that will improve the food environment, and enable dietary choices. »