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January 23, 2017Knowledge Portal
West African food systems and changing consumer demands

This publication elaborates on the rapidly changing consumer demands in West Africa and the opportunities and constrains for the West African food system related to this. Fueled by a burgeoning population, urbanization and income growth, West African food demand is transforming fast. »

January 19, 2017Knowledge Portal
How to green food systems in a gender-smart way: A matter of insight and smart interventions

This paper elaborates on the relation between food systems and gender equality building on knowledge, experience and good practices in the field of agriculture, climate change, food security and value chains. The authors argue that since the current food systems poses serious problems of sustainability, a solution should be sought in greening of these systems which refers to investments to improve human well-being and social equity, reduce environmental risks and ecological scarcities. »

January 18, 2017Knowledge Portal
Farming Matters: Listening to Pastoralists

This issue of Farming Matters by ILEIA explores the different ways pastoral societies are joining forces to challenge the policies that undermine their culture and way of life. For millennia, pastoralist societies have managed the rangelands of the world’s most challenging environments, producing food and providing ecosystem services for millions of households. The experiences, opinions and perspectives presented in this issue highlight the importance of pastoral societies for agroecology and the transformation of entire food systems. »

January 11, 2017Knowledge Portal
Sustainable food security and nutrition: Demystifying conventional beliefs

This article explores the myths and realities surrounding the relationship between environmental sustainability, food security, and nutrition. According to the authors, policymakers and researchers alike often make inaccurate assumptions about technological innovations, gender, biofuels, and smallholder farming. Such sustainable food security and nutrition “myths” pose a significant challenge to the effective design and promotion of more environmentally-friendly agricultural and food systems. »

Seventeenth F&BKP newsletter
December 23, 2016News
Seventeenth F&BKP newsletter

The last 2016 newsletter of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) is filled with seven F&BKP related products such as studies, reports of seminars, Knowledge Portal items, and upcoming events. You can also follow the Platform on Twitter and Facebook to always stay updated on relevant Food and Nutrition Security related news. The Platform Office team wishes all our readers happy holidays »

Report “The Future for Food Systems”
December 7, 2016Knowledge activity
Report “The Future for Food Systems”
Theme: Food Systems Approach

The aim of the workshop “The Future for Food Systems” was to support systematic food systems research as an analytical and policy device. The seminar was organized by Wageningen University & Research and IFPRI together with FOODSECURE & SUSFANS. Participants were about 100 researchers and experts from private sector, government and civil society organizations. »