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July 29, 2020Knowledge Portal
The food systems approach in practice: Our guide for sustainable transformation

In this paper an iterative, step-based sustainable food system approach has been developed that help navigate complexity and is flexible in its required resources, thus enbaling a fast overview or a deep dive as determined by a project’s or organisation’s objectives. The goal of the approach is that together, the four components can help guide practitioners and decision-makers to describe, diagnose, and develop more coherent, effective, and context-appropriate interventions in food systems to improve their sustainability. »

July 14, 2020Knowledge Portal
SOFI 2020: Transforming food systems for affordable healthy diets

This report assesses the state of food security and nutrition in the world, and attempts to foresee impact of COVID-19. The critical link between food security and nutrition outcomes are food consumption and diet quality. New analysis determines that the cost of the diet increases incrementally as diet quality increases. The hidden costs for health and environment translate into actual costs for individuals and society. »

Position paper and action agenda “Dairy for nutrition, employment and sustainability”
June 4, 2020Study
Position paper and action agenda “Dairy for nutrition, employment and sustainability”

On May 29, 2020, the position paper “Dairy for nutrition, employment and sustainability – An action agenda for the Dutch contribution to dairy development in Africa and Asia” was launched during an online event. Several stakeholders gave their reactions on the action agenda and pointed out what is needed to make that agenda work. »

May 4, 2020Knowledge Portal
Reshaping food systems after COVID-19

This blog outlines that all key dimensions of food systems are simultaneously influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic and therefore there is a need to better understand their interactions in order to identify a strategic response to reshape future food systems. Hopefully, food systems transformations will enter a new era of policy engagement, international alliances, and multilateral cooperation. »

April 6, 2020Knowledge Portal
Future global pig production systems according to the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways

This study analyzed the development of the pig production sector at the scale of world regions, using the IMAGE-Pig model. The results show that due to the growing pork production total feed demand has increased by a factor of two. The sustainability of pig production systems for the coming decades will be based not only on the expected efficiency improvements at the level of animal breeds »

Circular Agriculture in Low and Middle Income Countries
October 16, 2019Study
Circular Agriculture in Low and Middle Income Countries

There is potential for the agrifood sector in low and middle income countries to promote and implement circular agriculture as part of an approach to foster the sustainability of the food system. This would help achieving various sustainable development objectives at the same time. This paper is based on a literature study exploring the concept »