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November 26, 2018Knowledge Portal
Integrating food into urban planning

This book discusses planning cities in such a way they will increase food security and nutrition, not only for the affluent segments of society but primarily for the poor. The integration of food into urban planning is a crucial and emerging topic. The book draws on cities of different sizes, from regions across the global north and south, in both developed and developing areas, thereby the contributors collectively attest to the importance of global knowledge rooted in local food planning practices, programmes and policies. »

November 26, 2018Knowledge Portal
Preventing nutrient loss and waste across the food system: Policy actions for high-quality diets

This policy brief has the key aim to provide advice to policy makers on how to reduce food loss and waste, especially of nutrient-rich foods, for better nutrition security. Loss and waste both fundamentally affect the availability and affordability of foods which make up healthy diet. However, addressing loss and waste in nutrient-rich foods presents a particular challenge. »

June 13, 2018Knowledge Portal
Food waste for livestock feeding: Feasibility, safety, and sustainability implications

This article describes an analysis to demonstrate the feasibility, safety and sustainability implication of recovering food waste for animal feeding (ReFeed). ReFeed is a vialbe option that has the potential to simultainiously address waste management, food security and resource and environmental challenges. »

June 6, 2018Knowledge Portal
Post-harvest losses: Global scale, solutions, and relevance to Ghana

This report focuses on post-harvest losses (PHL) in the horticulture sector of Ghana to quantify the extent and drives of loss of specific crops in specific contexts to identify the most cost-effective solution. Horticulture has great growth potential in Ghana, so returns to PHL prevention are expected to be high. »

April 26, 2018Knowledge Portal
Gender and food loss in sustainable food value chains

This guiding note aims to conceptualize and raise awareness on the nexus between gender equality and food loss while offering practical guidance on and tools for integrating gender concerns into the carrying out of food loss case studies and the planning and implementation of reduction strategies and interventions.  »

April 7, 2018Knowledge Portal
The growth of food banking in cities of the Global South

This discussion paper examines the globalization of food banking and its growth in the Global South. Through a case study of FoodForward South-Africa, it critically analyzes the roles that urban food banks play in cities of the Global South.  »