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Salim Dawood
  • Women key to food systems, healthy & sustainable diets

    08/03/2019

    Women key to food systems, healthy & sustainable diets March 8, 2019 According to the 2018 State of Food and Agriculture report published by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), globally women make up about 43 percent of the agricultural labor force worldwide, and in some countries like Zambia, women make up 80 percent of […]

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

    08/03/2019

    Revolution from the Kitchen: A Case of Empowering Female Local Innovators in Jember March 8, 2019 Header photo: Tanoker/Ibu Enny at the Ledokombo Mud Market in Jember, Indonesia. By Silvana Paath, Hivos in Indonesia Getting healthy, tasty and affordable food in Indonesia is (still) not easy for most consumers. The market—and therefore the food on […]

  • The Bolivian diet: women’s voices and choices

    08/03/2019

    The Bolivian diet: women’s voices and choices March 8, 2019 Header photo caption: Bolivian diets are changing, moving away from traditional foods and towards processed foods. (Photo: Hivos).  This story originally appeared on https://www.iied.org/bolivian-diet-womens-voices-choices.  To coincide with International Women's Day on 8 March, a photo exhibition explores Bolivian women's attitudes to traditional foods. The photo […]

  • Our promise for the future of good food

    01/03/2019

    Our promise for the future of good food Written by Consuelo Mora - March 1, 2019 What was the Sustainable Food Systems Conference about?  If IICA’s walls in Costa Rica could speak after the 2nd Sustainable Food Systems Conference, they would probably utter three words to describe the energy of those days: entropy, persistence and […]

  • Cooking for our future

    15/02/2019

    Cooking for our future Written by Carmen Torres - Sustainable Food Program Development Manager for Latin America & the Caribbean - February 15, 2019 Healthy, sustainable and inclusive gastronomy: a new ally in the shift towards sustainable food systems We all need to eat, (hopefully) three times a day. Demand for food is steady and […]

  • A dinner event for the future of food

    08/02/2019

    José Pablo Porras / Hivos A dinner event for the future of food Written by Merit Hindriks - February 8, 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 […]

  • Hivos in the kitchen with popular Indonesian TV chefs

    08/02/2019

    Hivos in the kitchen with popular Indonesian TV chefs February 8, 2019 Education is key to unleashing the Indonesian food revolution Ever heard of sago, sorghum or long peppers? Maybe you have, but these nutritious foods grown in Indonesia have almost been forgotten by the local population. At the same time, large western fast food […]

  • Food Change Labs tackle complex issues with the whole system in the room

    01/02/2019

    Uganda food lab participants add their names to a declaration that came out of the lab discussions, by Nimrod Bagonza Food Change Labs tackle complex issues with the whole system in the room Written by Felia Boerwinkel - February 1, 2019 Felia Boerwinkel describes how 'change labs' have successfully brought together diverse stakeholders to find ways […]

  • Good food for the people and the planet

    30/01/2019

    Good food for the people and the planet January 30, 2019 Costa Rica hosting 2nd Global Conference of UN Sustainable Food Systems Programme From February 5 to 7, the second Global Conference of the UN Sustainable Food Systems Programme (SFS) will be held in Costa Rica. The event is organized by the co-leads of the […]

  • Diversifying diets: how can donors and the private sector work together?

    21/12/2018

    Early December in Brussels EU officials, member states, and civil society representatives met to discuss the current impact and future focus of EU investments on food and nutrition, at the meeting organised by Generation Nutrition, Alliance 2015 and MEP Linda McAvan. The SD4All programme, through Hivos’ membership of the Alliance2015, also contributed to the discussions.