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June 25, 2020Knowledge Portal
Actions to transform food systems under climate change

This report proposes 11 transformative actions across 4 action areas to meet global targets for agriculture, food systems and climate change. The 4 areas are: 1) Reroute farming and rural livelihoods to new trajectories, 2) De-risk livelihoods, farms and value chains, 3) Reduce emissions from diets and value chains, 4) Realign policies, finance, support to social movements, and innovation. »

June 23, 2020Knowledge Portal
Agency of advocacy in the food systems of the majority

This paper highlights lessons and insights about the opportunities, dilemmas and tensions of putting (low-income) citizen agency at the centre of advocacy and interventions. The food systems for low-income citizens have characteristics that make citizen agency an important starting point for external interventions. »

The Food Systems Dashboard
June 10, 2020News
The Food Systems Dashboard
Theme: Food security and COVID-19

On June 1, 2020, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and the Johns Hopkins Alliance for a Healthier World launched the Food Systems Dashboard. This new online dashboard presents food system data of 230 countries and is designed to better inform policy. »

COVID-19: Rapid assessments highlight immediate sector impacts
June 4, 2020Study
COVID-19: Rapid assessments highlight immediate sector impacts
Theme: CoP Knowledge

Stakeholders in seed and other agricultural sectors are facing critical challenges to their normal activities. Without fast and informed action, the COVID-19 crisis risks becoming a global food crisis. Wageningen University & Research (WUR) and partners are collaborating to identify priority steps for enhancing food systems’ resilience in low and middle income countries. »

May 4, 2020Knowledge Portal
Reshaping food systems after COVID-19

This blog outlines that all key dimensions of food systems are simultaneously influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic and therefore there is a need to better understand their interactions in order to identify a strategic response to reshape future food systems. Hopefully, food systems transformations will enter a new era of policy engagement, international alliances, and multilateral cooperation. »

Rapid appraisal of food system risks with Covid-19 measures: Voices from the field
April 30, 2020Study
Rapid appraisal of food system risks with Covid-19 measures: Voices from the field
Theme: Food security and COVID-19

Understanding the vulnerabilities of local food systems is a key priority as the world is gaining more knowledge and information of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on our food systems. A rapid appraisal carried out by Wageningen University and Research contributes to this emerging understanding of Covid-19 impacts, specifically on perceived Covid-19 control measures and their potential effect on local food systems. »