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August 26, 2020Knowledge Portal
CCAFS Annual Report 2019

This annual report 2019 describes progress to date, significant achievements and successes in 2019, flagship products and tools and publications. CCAFS continues to be a key knowledge provider in climate change, agriculture and food security research. »

First webinar CoP Digital Solutions on opportunities in response to COVID-19
August 12, 2020Knowledge activity
First webinar CoP Digital Solutions on opportunities in response to COVID-19
Theme: CoP Digital Solutions

On Thursday July 30, 2020, the Food security and COVID-19 Community of Practice (CoP) on Digital Solutions hosted the webinar ”How do African entrepreneurs in agriculture use digital technology to respond to Covid-19”. This is the first webinar in a series of three focusing on “Digital opportunities in the response to COVID-19 in Asian & Africa agriculture”. »

GCP-2 final factsheet: Follow the Food
July 24, 2020Research project
GCP-2 final factsheet: Follow the Food

One of the final findings of this GPC-2 project Follow the Food is that foreign investments in local food systems in Ethiopia, Kenya and Ghana focusing on improving productivity, product quality and income, are not necessarily leading to better food & nutrition conditions, because (cultural preferences, spending priorities) intervene. »

Unique country assessments show direct effects COVID-19 crisis on food systems
July 23, 2020Study
Unique country assessments show direct effects COVID-19 crisis on food systems
Theme: CoP Knowledge

Wageningen University & Research and partners identify major food systems challenges that emerge as COVID-19 measures take hold and affect food security. Country assessments, unique in their syntheses of grounded in-country data and outcomes validated by country expert panels, reveal deep immediate impacts in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya and Mali. »

July 22, 2020Knowledge Portal
Protracted crisis, food security and the fantasy of resilience in Sudan

This article uses examples from Sudan to examine how and why the resilience ‘regime of practices’ has functioned as a form of neoliberal governmentality, and argues that it has created a fantasy in which conflict in Darfur is invisible. Social and political analysts, however, have criticized resilience approaches for failing to consider power relations. »

July 14, 2020Knowledge Portal
SOFI 2020: Transforming food systems for affordable healthy diets

This report assesses the state of food security and nutrition in the world, and attempts to foresee impact of COVID-19. The critical link between food security and nutrition outcomes are food consumption and diet quality. New analysis determines that the cost of the diet increases incrementally as diet quality increases. The hidden costs for health and environment translate into actual costs for individuals and society. »