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February 13, 2020Knowledge Portal
Innovations in vegetable food systems for food safety and nutrition security in lower and middle income countries in Asia

This article states that improving food safety and nutrition security, requires innovations that simultaneously increase the supply and demand for vegetables. In the current context of global malnutrition, the importance of investing in vegetable research and innovations, is more relevant than ever. »

January 20, 2020Knowledge Portal
Food systems for healthier diets in Bangladesh: Towards a research agenda

This discussion paper identified a large set of research questions that, if answered, could shed light on both how the food system in Bangladesh works, and the rate of change of food system transformation in Bangladesh. Both government interventions and innovations are needed to help shift the national food system to improve nutrient-dense food availability, particularly among the poor, and to limit the increase in processed food consumption. »

January 18, 2020Knowledge Portal
How the urban poor define and measure food security in Cambodia and Nepal

This article focuses on the issue that urban food security, or its lack, is attracting growing interest in global policy debates. The researchers argue that the voices of the urban poor are missing in these conversations. To fill this gap, grassroots community organizations, with decades-long experience collecting data on their own communities and taking action to improve conditions, decided to ask the urban poor in Cambodia and Nepal how they define and measure food security, what key challenges they face in the daily struggle to put food on the table and what actions might help. »

December 18, 2019Knowledge Portal
Urbanization as a driver of changing food demand in Africa

This report focuses on the concern that urbanization will have profound effects on eating patterns and increase the risk of nutrition-related non-communicable diseases. It is found that individuals who relocated to urban areas experience a much more pronounced shift away from the consumption of traditional staples, and towards more high-sugar, conveniently consumed and prepared foods. Living in an urban environment is not found to contribute positively to the intake of protein-rich foods, nor to diet diversity. Moreover, the results indicate that the growth of unhealthy food consumption with urbanization is largely linked to rising incomes. »

Netherlands Food Partnership launched during World Food Day
October 18, 2019News
Netherlands Food Partnership launched during World Food Day

The celebration of World Food Day 2019 on October 16 was the perfect occasion to launch the Netherlands Food Partnership. “Boost transformative approaches for sustainable food systems and healthy diets”. That is the mission of the Netherlands Food Partnership. NFP facilitates parties which recognize the need to speed up to achieve SDG2, and are eager to act together.   »

July 17, 2019Knowledge Portal
Food systems for healthy diets: Policy guidance note

This new guidance note presents how a food systems approach can guide the delivery of healthy diets and the steps to take to identify policy options and drive policy change, and subsequently address all forms of malnutrition. It is important to take a food systems approach comprising four functions – food production; food handling, storage and processing; food trade and marketing; and consumer demand, food preparation and preferences, and to coordinate interventions across these functions. »