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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. »

July 28, 2018Knowledge Portal
Culture and food security

This article reviews the impact of culture on all four dimensions of food security (availability, access and choice, utilization, and stability). This review has shown that what we eat, as well as how and why we obtain, process, store, prepare, share, and eat food, is affected by culture in various ways. »

July 26, 2018Knowledge Portal
Can sustainable agriculture mitigate massive youth migration in Africa?

This article is on sustainable agriculture lever to mitigate youth migration in Africa. Sustainable agricultural transformation in an approach that offers one of the most robust and immediate opportunities for addressing several of the drivers of migration in Africa. »

July 26, 2018Knowledge Portal
Solutions from connections: 10 elements of agroecology that can guide us toward sustainable food systems

This article is on how to produce more food for the growing population with less fresh water, arable soil, available land for agriculture, or clean seas for fisheries. Agroecology is the concept and practice of managing and boosting nature’s own ecological process to improve productivity and avoid farming griefs. »

July 25, 2018Knowledge Portal
How can health, agriculture and economic policy actors work together to enhance the external food environment for fruit and vegetables? A qualitative policy analysis in India

This study aims to identify opportunities to strengthen food system policy for nutrition, for fruit and vegetables in India. The study identified three strategies for fruit and vegetable supply policy actors, which can help address the interdisciplinary disconnect between nutrition, economics and agriculture. »