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November 14, 2019Knowledge Portal
Animal sourced foods: Evidence on stunting and programme to increase consumption

This article examines the role of animal sourced foods (ASF) in stunting prevention and the effectiveness of programmes aiming to increase ASF consumption. A study across 46 countries find different patterns of consumption between regions and countries. Costs showed to be the biggest barrier of ASF consumption. »

October 21, 2019Knowledge Portal
Boosting farmer incomes in agricultural supply chains

This review examines how to take major, structural steps forward on farmer income by analysis nine high-performing cases. The review exposed three patterns that help explain the succes of these cases: 1) Greatly strenghtening farmer market position. 2) Businesses playing an important role, but not through business as usual. 3) Tapping into growing domestic markets. »

October 8, 2019Knowledge Portal
Financing agribusiness and value chain development in the Pacific

Several policy actions are required to improve the performance of the agri-food system in the Pacific Island Countries to a more organised and efficient way of producing, processing, marketing and trade, from farm to plate, and a wider view of the opportunities for diversifying diets and incomes. CTA states that this suggests the need for mobilising significant financial investments, including for the development of infrastructure such as transport networks and ICTs, markets and services. »

December 10, 2018Knowledge Portal
Food system governance: A systematic literature review

This article seeks to capture how food system governance has been conceptualized in academic literature since the world food prices crises of 2007/2008 and what proposals have been developed to change and strengthen food system governance. The article is part of a book that addresses a range of issues in food governance revolving around questions of justice, fairness, equality and human rights. »

November 13, 2018Knowledge Portal
Policies that strengthen the nexus between food, health, ecology, livelihoods and identities

This article explores the connection between food, health, ecology, livelihoods and identities and offers feasible pathways on how to place the virtuous interplay between sustainable and diversified local food systems and healthy diets at the core of the public policy agenda. While technology and resources can definitely help, the fundamental challenge is one of devising policies and regulations. »

October 8, 2018Knowledge Portal
The role of innovation brokers in agricultural innovation systems

This article discusses the role of innovation brokers in bridging communication gaps between various actors of agricultural¬† innovation systems. Innovation brokers help build synergy in agricultural innovation systems, but their “behind-the-scenes” mode of operating conceals their impact. »