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June 23, 2020Knowledge Portal
Towards concerted government efforts? Assessing nutrition policy integration in Uganda

This study uses a novel policy integration perspective to investigate the extent to which eight ministries in Uganda integrated nutrition concerns across their policy outputs between 2001 and 2017. The study found a shift towards increased integrated government action on nutrition over time. The 2011–2015 analysis period was a critical juncture where increased integration of nutrition was observed in all policy integration dimensions across all ministries »

June 9, 2020Knowledge Portal
Putting indigenous foods and food systems at the heart of sustainable food and nutrition security in Uganda

This paper documents the importance of indigenous foods and food systems in Uganda in order to inform policies, programmes at the local and national level. There is limited awareness of the potential of indigenous foods to address food and nutrition security, climate change and environmental challenges due to lack of investment to improve yields and markets,  and the perceptions of  it being a poor man’s food. »

June 3, 2020Knowledge Portal
Urban governance for nutrition

The ‘Urban Governance for Nutrition’ programme brings diverse stakeholders together to develop policies and actions that help to equitably and sustainably shape urban food environments to deliver healthy diets. Three working papers have been released with case studies from India, Pakistan and Tanzania. »

May 1, 2020Knowledge Portal
Biblical, on steroids, and across generations: The coming food and nutrition crash can be averted if we act now to counter the COVID-19 crisis

This expert opinion states that if the world does not start acting now, the COVID-19 pandemic will results in increases of all forms of malnutrition. What to do: 1) Act now; 2) Maintain and increase essential nutrition programs; 3) Keep the supply of nutritious food moving; 4) Shore up incomes and food demand. »

April 28, 2020Knowledge Portal
Climate change, food and nutrition policies in Uganda: Are they gender- and nutrition-sensitive?

This brief draws attention to some gaps in the mainstreaming of gender and nutrition in climate change, and food and nutrition-related policy documents, which may affect the effective implementation of nutrition-focused actions and the realization of improved nutrition outcomes. »

Key challenges for post-COVID food systems
April 24, 2020Expert opinion
Key challenges for post-COVID food systems
Theme: Food security and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has a large and decisive impact on public health, and generates major consequences for social relationships, economic development and food systems. In this note, Ivo Demmers and Ruerd Ruben focus on four food system dimensions that are most critical for outlining the (likely) impact of COVID-19 induced changes on agri-food systems’ performance, and outline the main challenges that have to be addressed during the post-COVID-19 recovery period. »