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May 25, 2015Knowledge Portal
Governance of science, technology and innovation for food security in Africa: A conceptual framework for developing indicators

This paper (PDF) by professor John Ouma-Mugabe at the CTA website, lays out the conceptual framework for developing indicators for assessing the governance of science, technology and innovation (STI) in Africa. It is erected on the premise that the subject of ‘governance of science, technology and innovation’ is increasingly becoming part of academic inquiry and public policy discourse in Africa and internationally, yet there are no conceptual tools as well as empirically tested indicators for demonstrating what constitutes it. »

April 20, 2015Knowledge Portal
Food riots and food rights: the moral and political economy of accountability for hunger

This report (PDF) synthesises the findings from four country case studies produced for the DFID-ESRC project. The paper explores causes and consequences of food-related riots and right-to-food movements in Bangladesh, India, Kenya and Mozambique in the period 2007-2012. »

April 14, 2015Knowledge Portal
Food security and scarcity: why ending hunger is so hard

This book by C. Peter Timmer (available on University of Pennsylvania Press), provides an examination of what makes a productive, sustainable, and stable food system and of how to address the complex task of ending hunger. Important lessons learned are analysed, based on past work of the author as well as recent published research. Timmer »

March 31, 2015Knowledge Portal
City regions as landscapes for people, food and nature

This publication (PDF) by The Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative is focused on how agriculture provides important and reciprocal benefits to the sustainable development of both rural and urban communities. The paper provides short examples of cities, initiatives and projects from around the world with key lessons learned and good practices. »

March 31, 2015Knowledge Portal
Right to food and nutrition watch 2014: Ten years of the right to food guidelines: gains, concerns and struggles

The Right to Food and Nutrition Watch (RTFN) is an annual publication by ICCO Cooperation, FIAN International and Brot für die Welt and other partners. This 2014 report (PDF) analyses successes and shortfalls of ten-year anniversary of the FAO Council Voluntary Guidelines to support the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the »

March 11, 2015Knowledge Portal
Seed governance: from seed aid to seed system security in fragile areas

This report “Seed governance: From Seed aid to Seed system security in Fragile areas” (PDF), by Cordaid, is aimed at developing a coherent and conflict-sensitive approach to seed system rehabilitation, for example through seed provision and/or the revival of seed markets at the local, regional and national level. For this report, Wageningen University conducted a »