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October 2, 2017Knowledge Portal
Food transitions 2030

This policy document provides a vision on the required transition from the current unsustainable food system to a healthy, circular and resource-efficient paradigm. This is a hugely complex transition since the multiple aspects of food production and consumption are closely interconnected and changing one aspect can easily have major unintended consequences. »

September 18, 2017Knowledge Portal
Toward more inclusive and sustainable development of Zambian aquaculture

This policy brief describes opportunities and approaches for inclusive and sustainable development of the aquaculture sector in Zambia. Three innovative, inclusive approaches can be considered “good practice” to achieve impact at scale; pro-poor microfinance mechanisms; decentralized seed distribution model; and inclusive business models (contract farming) and out-grower schemes. »

September 5, 2017Knowledge Portal
Promoting integrated and inclusive rural-urban dynamics and food systems

This policy brief provides recommendations for creating synergies between different settlement types, leveraging rural-urban linkages, providing avenues for vulnerable groups to advocate for their interests, and supporting small-scale actors in food systems. »

July 11, 2017Knowledge Portal
A spatial analysis of youth livelihoods and rural transformation in Ghana

This policy note gives a spatial analysis of youth livelihoods and rural transformation for Ghana. It discusses the shift away from agriculture, occurring throughout rural Ghana, which is much more pronounced for youth. »

June 7, 2017Knowledge Portal
Strengthening sector policies for better food security and nutrition results: Gender equality

This policy guidance note seeks to facilitate policy dialogue on how to synchronize gender equality policy objectives and food security and nutrition ones. The aim is to enhance coordination between the two policy domains, and ultimately enable women on an equal basis with men to realize their potentials as key partners in improving food security and nutrition. »

March 29, 2017Knowledge Portal
Reducing post-harvest losses to increase the value of vegetable products

This policy brief discusses the post-harvest losses of vegetable products in West Africa and recommendations to reduce these losses. Currently, substantial amount of vegetables products are lost through limited availability of technologies and related infrastructure for post-harvest activities. Several issues contriburing to the food loss are discussed and various recommendations are given in this policy brief to tackle the problems associated with the post-harvest losses. »