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December 4, 2019Knowledge Portal
Gender toolkit

This toolkit showcases ways to integrate gender aspects into supply chain approaches, through nine practical cases. he first section describes practical case examples for ways in which gender has been addressed in sustainability projects. The second section, the gender guide, explores opportunties to integrate gender aspect in different programming steps of projects and inventions. »

December 2, 2019Knowledge Portal
The urbanization of food insecurity and malnutrition

This special issue explores different dimensions and drivers of urban food insecurity, but share a focus on low-income and marginalized groups. The key questions explored in this issue include 1) the links between urban poverty and food insecurity, 2) the contribution of food safety concerns to the restriction of traditional and informal food markets, and the impacts for low-income consumers and traders, 3) the importance of using a gender lens to understand the challenges to achieving food securit, and 4) the often underestimated role of food in social relations and in supporting community networks. »

November 13, 2019Knowledge Portal
Reach, benefit and empower women with financial services

This paper analyzed three cases on women’s access to financial services in agriculture and revealed that an increased access empowered women. Recommended is to develop a focus on female clients, starting by a proper market analysis, and to use communication channels that women are familiar with »

October 31, 2019Knowledge Portal
Participatory agroecological research on climate change adaptation improves smallholder farmer household food security and dietary diversity in Malawi

This study examines whether agroecological farming practices can improve food security and dietary diversity in Sub-Saharan Africa. findings indicate that poor, vulnerable farmers can use agroecological methods to effectively improve food and nutritional security in sub-Saharan Africa. The study also highlights how linking agroecology to participatory research approaches that promote farmer experimentation and gender equity also lead to greater health and well-being. »

October 8, 2019Knowledge Portal
The agriculture-nutrition-income nexus in Fiji

To increase rural people’s access to nutritious and healthy food in Fiji, CTA analysed the agricultural sector and came up with several key recommendations. Key strategies include: Create an enabling environment for the agriculture-nutrition nexus. Support evidence-based policy and planning. Promote nutrition-sensitive value chains to improve accessibility of nutritious food products. Improve multi-sector co-ordination of food and nutrition security policy. Mainstream nutrition into national sectoral policies and action plans. »

September 16, 2019Knowledge Portal
Capturing the economic potential of food systems for the poor

This report provides an overview of the evidence of the economic potential of food systems for the poor for the next ten years. Evidence shows that only the upper tier of small-scale farmers can access the more modern and commercialised food channels. For policy it is of importance to get the mix right in relation to the ability of smallholder farmers in the food system to “stepping up” or “hanging in” (farmers not able to scale up and commercialise) farming activities. »