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Salim Dawood
  • How can you transform your food habits and the global food system?

    17/04/2019

    How can you transform your food habits and the global food system? April 17, 2019 Believe it or not, you have the power to change the global food system through your own food habits.  How? Check out the Hivos-supported video from the One Planet Network below for 10 tips on how to support a more […]

  • Blog: Diet champions in Uganda strive to improve access to quality indigenous vegetable seeds and knowledge

    08/04/2019

    Blog: Diet champions in Uganda strive to improve access to quality indigenous vegetable seeds and knowledge April 8, 2019 For many years, indigenous and traditional food systems have provided rural communities in Uganda’s Gulu district with diverse, healthier, fresher and more nutritious foods. For the Acholi, indigenous vegetables with strong Acholi cultural attachments, such as […]

  • UN Environment Assembly plants food at heart of environment debate

    22/03/2019

    UN Environment Assembly plants food at heart of environment debate March 22, 2019 By Nout van der Vaart and Immaculate Yossa Nout van der Vaart and Immaculate Yossa report back from the Fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly  There is an inextricable link between food production and consumption, and the health of our environment. […]

  • Rediscovering the value of indigenous fruits through Uganda’s Fruit and Juice Festival

    22/03/2019

    To appreciate the rich diversity of Uganda’s fruits, Slow Food Uganda and Developing Innovations in School Cultivation (Project DISC) started the Fruit and Juice Festival as a way of promoting the value of indigenous fruits and juices among children, youth, smallholder farmers, and the broader population.

  • Women key to food systems, healthy & sustainable diets

    08/03/2019

    While women are the majority of Zambia’s smallholder farmers, their contributions are at best largely unnoticed and at worst almost universally ignored. Creating a more sustainable food system means not only acknowledging women’s pivotal role in nourishing the planet, but also uplifting women in their current efforts and potential to be pioneers of change.

  • Revolution from the Kitchen: A Case of Empowering Female Local Innovators in Jember

    08/03/2019

    Getting healthy, tasty and affordable food in Indonesia is (still) not easy for most consumers. The market — and therefore the food on the dining tables — is overwhelmingly unhealthy and ultra-processed. In Jember, East Java province, a number of female-led SMEs have started their own revolution—from the kitchen. Can these female-led SMEs be empowered to be part of the solution in providing healthy food in Indonesia?

  • The Bolivian diet: women’s voices and choices

    08/03/2019

    To coincide with International Women's Day on 8 March, a photo exhibition explores Bolivian women's attitudes to traditional foods. The photo exhibition profiling 10 women from La Paz illustrates a food system that has the potential to embrace the country's traditional crops and agricultural biodiversity – but instead is increasingly dominated by highly processed fast food.

  • Our promise for the future of good food

    01/03/2019

    More than 150 members of the One Planet Network joined the 2nd Sustainable Food Systems Conference in Costa Rica to discuss a common dream: how we can produce and consume good food as we move towards the year 2030. Consuelo Mora highlights the conference's daily activities, ending with participants' joint commitment to making this dream a reality.

  • Cooking for our future

    15/02/2019

    One of the biggest trends in current food consumption is the slow but steady decline of cooking as more people reach for processed, pre-packaged, convenient, cheap, unhealthy food. But not everyone is putting their stoves, ovens, kitchen counters and cutting boards into storage. Carmen Torres explains why healthy, sustainable and inclusive gastronomy is a new ally in the shift towards sustainable food systems.

  • A dinner event for the future of food

    08/02/2019

    Chefs from around the world served dishes made with tropical fruit and other exotic ingredients to celebrate the transformative power of sustainable, diverse, and healthy diets during the One Planet Network 2nd Global Conference of the Sustainable Food Systems.