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May 20, 2019Knowledge Portal
Climate and livestock policy coherence analysis in Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda

This working paper examines 40 climate, agriculture, livestock, development, land, and environment policies across Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda for strength and coherence in addressing livestock sector adaptation and mitigation. he countries are clearly working to integrate livestock climate change strategies into climate and other policy areas, although at times with limited detail and coherence. . In terms of mitigation in the livestock sector, examples of robust strategies are more limited. »

February 28, 2019Knowledge Portal
Devising urban food security policy for African cities

This policy brief focusses on policy development to guarantee food security for urban families. The countryside is not the same as the city, yet too often policy confuses the two. To identify what policy strategies would be most effective, stakeholders should conduct surveys at the household level that involve inquiries on education, food affordability and household size. »

February 27, 2019Knowledge Portal
Measures and determinants of urban food security: Evidence from Accra, Ghana

This paper compares the food security status of households in Accra and examines the household-level demographic, socioeconomic, environmental, and spatial predictors of urban food security. The results buttress the need for a greater understanding of how the food security challenges of the urban poor will cascade into broader food system. »

February 14, 2019Knowledge Portal
The cost of nutritious food in South Asia

This working paper aims to assess the affordability of nutritious foods in Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan and India. Results suggest that there may be strong economic reasons why consumers consume little of the most nutrient-dense foods: They simply cannot afford it. More policies must be implemented to improve affordability of vegetables, legumes, fruits, and animal-source foods. »

Is linking WASH and nutrition the new math?
January 21, 2019Knowledge activity
Is linking WASH and nutrition the new math?
Theme: Nutrition Security

It is already known that malnutrition is often caused by unsafe water and sanitation . But how can we move from current silo-thinking and establish fruitful (multi stakeholder) partnerships and projects to truly realize the human rights to food, water and sanitation? On January 14, 2019, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs organized a workshop to provide insights into the opportunities for integrating WASH and nutrition, and how the integration can be used and optimized in programmes and projects. »

January 15, 2019Knowledge Portal
The recipe for success: How policy-makers can integrate water, sanitation and hygiene into actions to end malnutrition

This report aims to provide a toolkit to stimulate debate and discussion of the options and opportunities to bring together water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and nutrition policies and programmes. National governments and donors, and both nutrition and WASH actors need to shift mindsets; develop ambitious policies and plans; create effective coordination mechanisms and flexible funding; and share lessons and experiences globally. »