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November 26, 2015Knowledge Portal
Can our global food system keep up with rapid urbanisation?

This blogpost on the GAIN-webpage explores whether there are limits to the capacity of our global food system to deal with increased urbanization. The author argues that what is needed to ensure emerging urban markets do not lose nutritious foods, is the scaling up of innovative green cold chain technologies. »

September 16, 2015Knowledge Portal
Agricultural growth in West Africa: market and policy drivers

This report by the African Development Bank, ECOWAS and the Food and Agriculture Organization highlights opportunities for West African Agricultural growth. The authors states that the combination of strong demand growth, sustained economic growth, higher global agricultural prices, and an improved policy environment has generated the most conducive conditions for agricultural growth in West Africa in over 30 years. »

August 6, 2015Knowledge Portal
How can sector governance models drive sustainability performance in smallholder-dominated agricultural sectors?

This publication by Aidenvironment, NewForesight & IIED, explores the drivers and potential benefits of sector governance models in enabling the transition of smallholder-dominated agricultural sectors towards sustainability. »

August 3, 2015Knowledge Portal
Ending poverty and hunger by 2030: an agenda for the global food system

This report by the World Bank identifies key issues where the global food system should improve. The food system must become more sustainable. It must also raise the agricultural productivity of poor farmers, improve nutritional outcomes, and broadly adopt climate-smart agriculture that can withstand and mitigate climate change. »

June 18, 2015Knowledge Portal
The New Science of Sustainable Food Systems: Overcoming Barriers to Food Systems Reform

The report of IPES-Food, entitled The New Science of Sustainable Food Systems: Overcoming Barriers to Food Systems Reform (PDF), makes the case for reaching beyond the traditional bounds of the scientific community in conducting this analysis. According to the authors, to accelerate the shift towards sustainable food systems, a new science of sustainable food systems is needed. »

June 10, 2015Knowledge Portal
The 10 principles of food industry sustainability

This book identifies the most pressing sustainability priorities across the entire food supply chain and shows, with tools and examples, how producers, processors, packers, distributors, marketers and retailers all play a role in advancing improvement. »