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October 2, 2017Knowledge Portal
Nutrition and food systems

This report aims to analyse how food systems influence diets and nutrition. Global dietary patterns have been changing, affecting people in all parts of the world. While some of these changes have had a positive effect on diets that promote health, some have been negative.  »

July 11, 2017Knowledge Portal
Dynamics of food systems in Sub-Saharan Africa

This report investigates the dynamics in the food systems in countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The African continent is rapidly urbanizing and has shown significant welfare growth rates in recent years. Food systems in SSA show dynamics as in quite a number of countries in this continent diets change.  »

December 5, 2016Knowledge Portal
The nutrition transition and agricultural transformation: a Preston curve approach

This article tests whether new technologies and institutions have brought structural shifts in the relationship between economic development to diet-related disorders (the nutrition transition), food production and distribution (agricultural transformation) and governments’ agricultural price policies that alter the relative cost of food (the development paradox). It combines food availability and dietary intake data and asks how future dietary patterns might be steered toward healthier outcomes as national incomes grow. »

January 18, 2016Knowledge Portal
Urbanisation and evolving food security challenges

The book chapter delves into policy oriented research in the area of food security and sustainable development. It focuses on the relationship between food insecurity and urbanisation in different human development contexts. »