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June 15, 2020Knowledge Portal
Food transfers, electronic food vouchers and child nutritional status among Rohingya children living in Bangladesh

This article examines assocations between receipt of an electronic food voucher (e-voucher) compared to food rations on the nutritional status of Rohingya children living in refugee camps in Bangladesh. Household receipt of an electronic food voucher instead of a food ration is associated with improvements in the linear growth of children. »

Report CoP meeting
June 11, 2020Knowledge activity
Report CoP meeting “Learning partnerships for adaptive programming in fragile contexts”
Theme: Food security and stability

How does learning for adaptive management work in fragile settings, and what are lessons from its application in Somalia, Burundi and Ethiopia? This was the central focus of the last meeting of the Community of Practice on food security & stability, held on May 28, 2020. Thirty-two participants joined this first online workshop, co-organized with the Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law. Participants discussed and exchanged on their experiences with learning in consortia, through concrete case studies. »

June 9, 2020Knowledge Portal
Food as a weapon? The geopolitics of food and the Qatar–Gulf rift

This article puts the concept of ‘food as a weapon’ in historical and regional perspective in the Arabian Peninsula through the lens of critical geopolitics, tracing the securitizing discourses about food security and their intertwining with narratives about territorial sovereignty, nationalism, and essentialist understandings of geography to explain the causes and effects of the food embargo in the ongoing Qatar–Gulf rift. »

May 14, 2020Knowledge Portal
Drought, resilience, and support for violence: Household survey evidence from DR Congo

This study examined the variation in the support for violence related to reported exposure to drought and resilience metrics, using household survey data from two conflict-affected regions in DR Congo. »

May 6, 2020Knowledge Portal
Ebola in Liberia: Impact on food security and livelihoods

This publication examines the effects of Ebola on livelihoods and food security in Liberia and provides recommendations for future crises. Ebola aversion measures (quarantine, road blocks, and curfew) have had the most significant impact on livelihoods and food security. »

F&BKP Newsletter April 2020 (#02)
April 30, 2020News
F&BKP Newsletter April 2020 (#02)

In this second Newsletter of 2020, the focus is on COVID-19 and other activities of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP), like the CoP Food security and stability, the NL-CGIAR strategy meeting on One CGIAR, a new synthesis paper on African indigenous foods, the winner of the Agrofood Broker 2019 Award, and a new deadline for YEP proposals.  »