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October 10, 2019Knowledge Portal
Food safety in low and middle-income countries: The evidence through an economic lens

This study explored food safety issues at each stage of the value chain to identify the economic questions, practical challenges, and knowledge gaps along the way. With regard to food standards there is no one-size-fits-all approach, and policymakers will need to consider the specific of the circumstances when working to make improvements along the value chain. »

September 12, 2019Knowledge Portal
Economic evaluations of multi-sectoral actions for health and nutrition

This brief focuses on the challenge of measuring and comparing health improvements from programmes and policies affecting agricultural production, farmers’ livelihoods and the food environment of urban and rural households »

September 2, 2019Knowledge Portal
Reducing food loss and waste: Setting a global agenda

This report lays out a global action agenda that will help reduce food loss and waste to help meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The report calls on governments, companies, farmers, consumers, and everyone in between to: 1) “Target-Measure-Act”; 2) Pursue a short “to-do” list per player; 3) Collaborate on “scaling interventions” »

July 25, 2019Knowledge Portal
United Nations decade of family farming 2019-2028: Global action plan

This action plan mobilizes concrete, coordinated action to overcome challenges family farmers face, strengthen their investment capacity and thereby attain the potential benefits of their contributions to transform out societies and put in place long-term and sustainable solutions. The global action plan aims at accelerating actions undertaken in a collective, coherent and comprehensive manner to support family farmers. »

February 28, 2019Knowledge Portal
One size does not fit all: Private-sector perspectives on climate change, agriculture and adaptation

This paper assesses how private-sector actors across the supply chain manage climate smart agriculture (CSA), with an eye on how civil society can better engage companies in promoting CSA practices. The research highlights the need for the scientific community to provide more detailed, actionable information to incentivise companies’ investments in CSA. »

January 9, 2019Knowledge Portal
Fair prices to achieve a living income for small farmers and its relation to local food purchase programs

This paper aims to stimulate a discussion of how to raise the farmers’ income by providing another way of looking at prices. Since farmers do not earn a sufficient livelihood, alternative ways than market prices have to be looked at: the ‘fair prices’. »