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August 8, 2019Knowledge Portal
Mapping obesogenic food environments in South Africa and Ghana: Correlations and contradictions

This paper explores correlations and linkages between neighbourhood food environments and household food environments, with particular emphasis on the risk they pose for obesity. The results reveal that household food environments promoting obesity appear correlated with neighbourhood food environments, which make obesogenic foods accessible and available. They also suggest that poverty is a powerful determinant not only of household consumption and purchasing but also of local food environments. »

September 6, 2018Knowledge Portal
Urban food systems governance and poverty in African cities

This book aims to improve our understanding of the connections between urban poverty, food systems, household food security and governance, by focusing on three cities in sub-Saharan Africa. The book argues that an examination of the food system and food security provides a valuable lens to interrogate urban poverty. »

January 29, 2017Knowledge Portal
Women in agriculture: Four myths

This article analyzes four gender myths about women, agriculture, and the environment persist. 1) Women account for 70% of the world’s poor; 2) Women produce 60 to 80% of the world’s food; 3) Women own 1% of the world’s land; 4) Women are better stewards of the environment. »

May 7, 2015Knowledge Portal
Short- and long-run impacts of food price changes on poverty

This study (PDF) by the World Bank, aims to assess the impacts of changes in global food prices on poverty in individual countries and for the world as a whole. Household models based on detailed expenditure and agricultural production data from 31 developing countries were used. »

Beyond the pioneer – Getting inclusive industries to scale
August 10, 2014Study
Beyond the pioneer – Getting inclusive industries to scale
Theme: Inclusive Business

Successful innovations that are emerging in developing countries often do not scale up and keep operating at low levels of scale. Harvey Koh, Nidhi Hegde and Ashish Karamchandani, authors of the report “Beyond the Pioneer”, say they are dissatisfied with a situation where small and beautiful new solutions continually excite and inspire us, but fail »

Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) 2014
June 19, 2014News
Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) 2014

This week the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) 2014  was launched by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) as part of its Human Development Report. The MPI is designed to be a comprehensive measure of acute individual poverty across over 100 developing countries. The MPI is complementary to traditional income-based measures of poverty, capturing scarcities people »