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  • Sustainable diets in the informal economy

    Informal food systems contribute to the food and nutrition security of hundreds of millions of people around the world, particularly in the global South. But the concept of sustainable diets – which brings together global priorities around food and nutrition security, environmental protection and economic affordability – is built around the formal food systems of industrialised countries. Drawing on lessons...

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  • Food systems assessment summary

    A holistic food system approach involving all stakeholders is key to solving the urgent and interconnected challenges that our world is currently facing. A new retrospective study shows the degree to which the program’s Food Change Labs in Zambia and Uganda used systems thinking to successfully kick-start the transformation of local food systems in these countries. This is a summary...

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  • A food systems assessment of the Sustainable Diets for All programme in Uganda and Zambia

    A holistic food system approach involving all stakeholders is key to solving the urgent and interconnected challenges that our world is currently facing. A new retrospective study shows the degree to which the program’s Food Change Labs in Zambia and Uganda used systems thinking to successfully kick-start the transformation of local food systems in these countries.

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  • COVID-19: Recommendations for a green and inclusive recovery to ensure sustainable and healthy diets for all

    This brief highlights examples of how civil society actors from within the Sustainable Diets for All (SD4All) program have successfully mitigated the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. It formulates recommendations on how green and inclusive economic recovery packages can support low-income groups in the food system in the short and medium term, as well as on how they can make...

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  • Food systems and climate change

    The Sustainable Diets for All (SD4All) programme has been informed by the linkages between food systems and climate change, as well as health. This document highlights some of the ways in which the programme has addressed these linkages through its activities and influenced food and agricultural policies which have implications for tackling climate change. Based on learnings from the programme,...

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  • Multi-actor initiatives in action: Lessons from the Sustainable Diets for All programme

    This reflection paper documents the results of three multi-stakeholder initiatives (MAIs) that have come about through Hivos and IIED’s Sustainable Diets for All programme: the Food Parliament in Buikwe, Uganda; the Food Change Lab in Zambia; and the La Paz Food Council in Bolivia. The paper aims to strengthen our understanding of MAIs by showing what works and what doesn’t....

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  • Agency and advocacy in the food systems of the majority

    Interventions to improve the sustainability and nutrition of food can be misdirected when based on assumptions about people’s priorities and level of knowledge. When citizens have the capacity to act on their own priorities — in other words when they have agency — there is the potential to achieve better and more durable outcomes. This paper highlights lessons and insights...

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  • Food vendors in Fort Portal counting the cost of COVID-19 pandemic lockdown

    During April 2020, Kabarole Research and Resource Centre, in partnership with IIED and Hivos conducted a study examining the impact of the lockdown on the town’s food vendors. Twenty randomly selected vendors and leaders of Fort-Portal’s Food Vendors’ Association were interviewed. Food vendors and the association are part of the Fort Portal Food Change Lab seeking to drive local food system change.

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  • Policy brief: Putting indigenous foods at the heart of food security in Uganda

    This policy brief summarises a research report documenting the status, and importance of indigenous food systems in Uganda. It provides practical recommendations for policy implementation at the government, programme and community level, emphasising the need for application to happen at all three levels in order to truly have real, lasting impact.

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  • Putting indigenous foods and food systems at the heart of sustainable food and nutrition security in Uganda

    This discussion paper documents the status, and importance of indigenous food systems in Uganda and confirms that a loss of diverse fruits, vegetables, and legumes, through an increase in monocultures has heightened vulnerabilities to pests and diseases. The study states that while some national policy documents recognize the need to conserve, produce and consume indigenous foods, much more is needed to...

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    Size: 4,68 MB