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July 29, 2020Knowledge Portal
Limitations of inclusive agribusinesses in contributing to food and nutrition security in a smallholder community: A case of mango initiative in Makueni county, Kenya

This paper explores the potential food and nutrition security contribution of inclusive agribusinesses in Makueni county, Kenya. The results show that participation in the inclusive agribusiness favors smallholder households with relatively higher production capacity in terms of better physical capital, access to loans, and human capital. »

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 24, 2020Knowledge Portal
Uniting equity and governance: An urgent agenda

This blog examined how equity and governance have come together in research in the agriculture, nutrition and health (ANH) space over time. Despite a history of both equity and governance work in ANH research, few studies tie these important issues together. This is therefore a critical research gap that must be filled. »

July 22, 2020Knowledge Portal
Protracted crisis, food security and the fantasy of resilience in Sudan

This article uses examples from Sudan to examine how and why the resilience ‘regime of practices’ has functioned as a form of neoliberal governmentality, and argues that it has created a fantasy in which conflict in Darfur is invisible. Social and political analysts, however, have criticized resilience approaches for failing to consider power relations. »

July 20, 2020Knowledge Portal
Nutrition in a digital world

This publication examines the complexity of the digital world for improved nutrition from a range of food-system perspectives. Potential benefits and adverse impacts of innovative digital technologies in helping to achieve sustainable healthy diets and progressively realize the right to adequate food.  »

July 15, 2020Knowledge Portal
Fifty years of research on pastoralism and development

This archive reflects on 50 years of research on pastoralism at IDS. Much has changed, but there are also important continuities. The capacity to respond to today’s turbulent world, to make productive use of marginal environments, to make use of mobility to respond to heightened uncertainty, and to adapt and innovate are all features of pastoralism that can be important in meeting wider, global challenges. »