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September 23, 2020Knowledge Portal
Digital cash transfers in the time of COVID-19: Opportunities and considerations for women’s inclusion and empowerment

This paper on gender intentional digital cash transfers in the time of COVID-19, offers guidance and considerations for policymakers to support women’s inclusion and empowerment. Broadly speaking, women should have space and a voice at the table. It is critical that women are heard in positions of leadership in order to influence and inform the design, implementation and adjustments of programs. »

September 18, 2020Knowledge Portal
Agricultural finance and the youth: Prospects for financial inclusion in Uganda

This paper aims is to provide a comprehensive assessment of the current state of financial inclusion of the rural youth in Uganda, with a specific focus on their engagement in the agricultural sector and the financial services that are available to them to pursue their business ventures in this area. There is, overall, a considerable need to modernize and restructure the agricultural sector in order to create substantial value addition across value chain flows. »

September 15, 2020Knowledge Portal
Impact of COVID-19 on smallholder farmers, producer organizations and MFIs in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Senegal

This insight brief draws together findings resulting from a study investigating the diverse impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions on smallholder farmers and microfinance institutions (MFIs). »

September 14, 2020Knowledge Portal
A4NH Annual Report 2019

This annual report 2019 summarizes its research results, across five research flagships, and highlights the partnerships through which research has led to outcomes. A4NH works to develop evidence to support policies and actions for healthier food systems. »

September 14, 2020Knowledge Portal
Food systems everywhere: Improving relevance in practice

This article identifies strategies for and performance of food system transformation by assessing 32 highly-cited international studies, identifying and comparing differences in the frameworks used for food systems analysis, and discrepancies in the procedures. Food systems approaches must be useful to decision makers and performance can only be improved if decision makers have a better understanding of these underlying interactions and dynamics of food systems change. »

August 28, 2020Knowledge Portal
Left out and left behind: COVID19, hunger, and gender inequality

This report demonstrates how women and girls are disproportionately affected—as producers, providers, and consumers of food—and systemically excluded from response reports and plans related to food and nutrition security during the COVID-19 pandemic. Food insecurity is already hitting women in severe ways. Women eat less and last. CARE is already seeing this tendency in the COVID19 pandemic. »