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Smallholder agriculture: Research-based opportunities for improved food and nutrition security
May 25, 2020Study
Smallholder agriculture: Research-based opportunities for improved food and nutrition security

This fourth thematic synthesis paper discusses Research for Development insights and innovations regarding smallholder farmers. The paper stresses that differences among smallholders have significant implications and require an integrated approach from donors, governments and development agencies. Any such approach should be rigorously monitored on process and results to enable adaptive programming and learning. »

GCP-2 final factsheet: LIQUID
May 11, 2020Research project
GCP-2 final factsheet: LIQUID

The GCP-2 project “Local and International business collaboration for productivity and QUality Improvement in Dairy chains in SE Asia and East Africa (LIQUID)” published its final research findings. »

May 4, 2020Knowledge Portal
COVID-19 and smallholder producers’ access to markets

The aim of this brief is to inform on options to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on food and agriculture with attention to smallholders’ access to markets. This brief builds on lessons learned in 2014 Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic and during the 2007–2008 global food prices volatility crisis. »

April 15, 2020Knowledge Portal
The forgotten agriculture-nutrition link: Estimating the energy requirements of different farming technologies in rural Zambia

This study compares the energy requirements of farm households in rural Zambia that are characterized by three different levels of mechanization: hand tools, animal draught power and tractors. Results of this study show that during land preparation, individuals in non-mechanized households are, on the average, not able to meet their dietary energy requirements. »

April 8, 2020Knowledge Portal
Global food policy report 2020: Building inclusive food systems

The 2020 Global Food Policy Report focuses on the need to build inclusive food systems, both to ensure that marginalized and vulnerable people enjoy the benefits and opportunities that food systems can bring and to support sustainable development. »

January 8, 2020Knowledge Portal
Partnering for inclusive business in food provisioning

This review aims to unravel how partnering processes relate to processes of inclusion in the context of food provisioning. In food provisioning, inclusion has two key dimensions: the inclusion of (low-income) consumers to increase levels of food security, and the inclusion of smallholder producers to promote inclusive economic growth. »