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February 4, 2020Knowledge Portal
From population to production: 50 years of scientific literature on how to feed the world

This article analysed scietific literature on how to feed the world, distinguishing between a focus on three potential levers: total food production, per capita food demand, and population. To reverse this long-term trend whereby population, diet, and food production have been tackled in isolation, the article suggests strengthening inter-disciplinary research that jointly addresses these three leverage points. »

Dutch Research Agenda - SDG Interactions and Policy Interventions in Developing Countries
February 4, 2020News
Dutch Research Agenda – SDG Interactions and Policy Interventions in Developing Countries

This Dutch Research Agenda call for proposals focuses on SDG interactions and policy interventions in developing countries. The consortia to be formed will work in an inter- and transdisciplinary manner, internationally and across the entire knowledge chain. Theme 2 of the call focuses on “Addressing trade-offs between food and nutrition security (SDG2) and other SDGs”. »

January 13, 2020Knowledge Portal
Urban food environments in Africa: implications for policy and research

This paper provides an overview of the healthiness of African urban food environments, discusses the ways food environments can be characterised and summarises the methods that can be used to investigate and intervene in the food environment. he informal food sector plays an important role in the retail food environment. Macro-level food price changes are an important factor influencing nutritional quality of African diets. »

January 13, 2020Knowledge Portal
The state of food and agriculture 2019: Food loss and waste is a global issue

This SOFA report acknowledges the need to reduce food loss and waste, presents new insights on what is known and what is not, and provides guidance on how to target interventions and policies depending on policymakers’ objectives and the information available.The report also offers a comprehensive analysis of the critical loss points in specific supply chains, thus providing examples on appropriate measures for an effective reduction. »

January 7, 2020Knowledge Portal
Effects of milk cooling: A case study on milk supply chain for a factory in Ethiopia

In this study the effects of different scenarios for introducing a cold milk chain are evaluated based on rejection rates and costs to increase the milk supply of a milk factory near Solulta (Ethiopia). Adequate design of milk collection chains and choice of technology options is essential to make the food product available with minimum climate impact. »

December 19, 2019Knowledge Portal
Biofortification: A food-systems solution to help end hidden hunger

This brief presents the latest evidence from rigorous research and implementation lessons learned on how biofortification can contribute to improving food systems and public health for all. . Over 16 years of peer-reviewed research has provided strong evidence that biofortified crops are well accepted by farmers and consumers, improve nutritional status and health of vulnerable populations, and are a cost-effective solution to help end hidden hunger. »