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August 26, 2020Knowledge Portal
CCAFS Annual Report 2019

This annual report 2019 describes progress to date, significant achievements and successes in 2019, flagship products and tools and publications. CCAFS continues to be a key knowledge provider in climate change, agriculture and food security research. »

August 25, 2020Knowledge Portal
Science of scaling: Connecting the pathways of agricultural research and development for improved food, income and nutrition security

This special issue takes stock of how the world of agricultural research for development (AR4D) is engaging with scaling in theory and practice in the context of increased pressure to demonstrate impact. The 10 publications cut agross three categories: 1) Understanding the scaling trajectory retrospectively form a longer term, systems perspective; 2) Understanding scaling of innovation retrospectively as part of shorter term AR4D interventions; 3) Conceptual or methodological approaches aimed at guiding scaling prospectively. »

August 17, 2020Knowledge Portal
COVID-19 pandemic and mitigation strategies: Implications for maternal and child health and nutrition

This article highlights key areas of concern for maternal and child nutrition during and in the aftermath of COVID-19 while providing strategic guidance for countries in their efforts to reduce maternal and child undernutrition. The article provides a set of recommendations that span investments in sectors that have sustained direct and indirect impact on nutrition. »

August 17, 2020Knowledge Portal
Sustainable food systems: Are we closer to the answers?

This annual report demonstrates how new evidence and innovations contribute to sustainable intensification of agriculture at the landscape level. WLE’s solutions support producing more nutritious food while managing natural resources more productively and sustainably in the face of critical climate change, health, demographic, and economic challenges. »

August 10, 2020Knowledge Portal
Multi-actor initiatives in action: Lessons from the Sustainable Diets for All programme

This paper aims to strengthen the understanding of multi-stakeholde initiatives (MAIs) by showing what works and what does not, and also provides actionable recommendations for people designing MAIs. In general, the case studies analysed in this report have shown the added value of MAIs in addressing food system problems. The complex nature of food systems, with their many moving parts and multiple actors, requires an approach that brings this diversity of views together in a meaningful and productive way. »

July 29, 2020Knowledge Portal
Gender in urban food systems

This Urban Agriculture magazine identifies the ways in which gender and inclusivity have been neglected in urban food policy, practice and research. There is an urgent need for many more cities and city regions to work on issues surrounding all genders in urban food systems. It is crucial that responses do not just involve application of technocratic frameworks and that they move beyond gender awareness and mainstreaming to enablethe reversal of pervasive and systemic intersectional inequalities. »