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  • Indonesia’s triple burden of malnutrition

    There are very little published data available on people’s diets in Indonesia and few methods adapted to measure the triple burden. The food diaries project in East Java was designed to fill this gap and provide information for local and international advocacy on healthy sustainable diets. This study used data generated with and by the local community in Jember to...

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  • 10 Rich underutilised crops

    This booklet provides an overview of ten crop varieties as selected by the Kenyan Seed Savers Network. Through their effort of documenting and characterising local underutilised seed varieties, the Seed Savers Network delivers a significant contribution to the preservation of plant genetic resources in Kenya. The ten varieties presented in this booklet were selected by the farmers themselves because of...

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  • Informal food markets in Zambia

    This research paper provides evidence on the current status, perceptions, challenges and policy context of the informal food markets in Zambia, from the perspectives of vendors, consumers, and policymakers in Lusaka and Kitwe. It identifies key points for action and policy.

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  • Urban Agriculture Magazine: Food Policy Councils

    The governance of food systems is changing. Where once food supply was a matter of top-down planning for national governments, often heavily influenced by market forces, today food systems governance at all levels – from the international to the local – is shifting to more participatory and inclusive forms. In this issue of Urban Agriculture Magazine, we explore the experiences...

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  • Beyond maize: Exploring agricultural diversification in Zambia from different perspectives

    Despite the Zambian Government’s intention to diversify agriculture, the country is still heavily reliant on a narrow range of crops. This discussion paper explores the reasons for the lack of agricultural diversity from the perspectives of smallholder households, market actors and extension officers. The results of the ‘Beyond Maize’ study are a collaborative effort by the Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute...

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  • Informal food vendors and their role in the food and nutrition security of low-income workers in Bandung City, Indonesia

    The role of street vendors and informal food provision in urban food security and the food system of the working poor has largely been overlooked. This research, conducted in two parts, set out to fill that gap. 

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  • Building future food leaders

    Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN), Hivos and Food Hub came together to create this guide, inspired by the activities co-organised at Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2016. This guide showcases a range of portraits, from inspiring people that operate at the grassroots level around the world to those who are undertaking actions and organising activities to create awareness and make...

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  • Collaborative framework for food systems transformation

    UN Environment led the development of this publication in the context of the SFS Programme, with the objective of engaging and building capacity of governments and stakeholders to apply a food systems approach to their policies, programs, and strategies, in order to achieve Sustainable Food Systems. It includes eight cases studies that provide insight into how the principles and actions...

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  • Democratising good food

    Who are the people behind sustainable, inclusive and healthy gastronomy initiatives around the world? How do these frontrunners operate? What results are they achieving? What can we learn from these initiatives? In this brief, we will answer these questions and present a preliminary global mapping of sustainable gastronomy initiatives.

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  • Healthy and Sustainable Gastronomy Initiatives in Action

    Gastronomy initiatives around the world are multiplying in many shapes and forms, featuring change-makers that are often overlooked in the food system, such as women and the informal food sector. This brief analyzes five inspiring sustainable gastronomy initiatives, originating on four different continents and operating at different levels.

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  • Sustainable Diets for All – International Position Paper

    This short paper outlines Hivos’ position on its Sustainable Diets for All programme. Sustainable Diets for All is an advocacy programme that uses evidence, including evidence generated by citizens, to help low- income communities in Zambia, Uganda, Indonesia and Bolivia improve their access to sustainable, diverse and nutritious food. The 5-year (2016-2020) programme is coordinated by Hivos, the International Institute for the...

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  • The Spice of Life: the Fundamental Role of Diversity on the Farm and on the Plate

    Biodiversity loss is one of the areas where humanity is operating furthest outside the planet’s environmental limits. This discussion paper prepared by Seth Cook of IIED as part of the Sustainable Diets for All project explores the roots of this situation and asks how to reorient food systems towards greater diversity, health, sustainability and inclusiveness. It argues that diverse agricultural production and...

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  • Advocacy toolkit

    This toolkit aims to provide practical guidance and ideas to advocacy officers and civil society organisations (CSOs) wishing to mobilise and support citizen groups to jointly advocate in the Sustainable Diets for All (SD4ALL) programme’s focus countries and at the global level.

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  • Citizen-generated Evidence for a More Sustainable and Healthy Food System

    If communities can generate evidence themselves, either as primary data or from existing information, they may be more effective in lobbying and advocacy around their priorities, and less dependent on others to set the agenda. This discussion paper focuses on evidence as a means for defending and improving the food system of the poor, presenting some examples of the range of methodologies and their...

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  • Agriculture, Food Systems, Diets and Nutrition in Zambia

    This discussion paper describes the potential of agriculture and food systems in Zambia to contribute to improving Zambian food and nutrition security. It provides clear policy recommendations on how the food and agriculture sector can better serve the country’s population with sustainable diets for all.

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    Size: 1,7 MB

  • 10YFP Sustainable Food Systems Programme

    The 10YFP is a global framework of action that aims to promote national, regional and international cooperation that accelerates the shift towards sustainable consumption and production (SCP) in developed and developing countries. It provides capacity building innovations and cooperation among all countries and stakeholders in order to transform SCP patterns. UNEP serves as the Secretariat for the 10YFP.

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  • Nourishing Diversity: A Five-point Plan to Enrich our Food Systems

    Although our food systems seemingly deliver impressive abundance and variety, we are losing crucial agricultural biodiversity and our increasingly homogenised diets are leading to disease and obesity. Seth Cook sets out five steps for better, more diverse food systems in this Hivos-IIED policy brief.

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  • Uganda Food Change Lab: Planning for the future food system of Kabarole district

    In the Uganda Food Change Lab, Hivos and IIED partnered with the Kabarole Research and Resource Centre (KRC). This publication describes our findings and experiences.

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  • Open Source Seeds Networking: Towards a global community of seed commons

    This publication provides an overview and captures progress on the development of a global community around open source seeds. The Sustainable Diets for All programme in conjunction with the Hivos Open Source Seeds Programme works towards improving access to seeds for smallholder farmers worldwide.

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  • Taking Stock: Zambia Food Change Lab

    Hivos and IIED have documented the Zambia Food Change Lab’s journey so far in a new publication. Alongside detailing the Lab’s results, the publication highlights important lessons learned from the Lab experience and acknowledges the way forward.

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  • The true cost of maize production in Zambia’s Central Province

    Factors such as greenhouse gas emissions, water pollution and soil erosion are not considered in today’s cost calculations of products and production systems. Nor are the effects these product and systems have on society and health. If such factors were taken into account, the true cost of maize production, for example, would be 2 to 2.5 times higher. This report...

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  • Taking stock: Uganda Food Change Lab

    The Uganda Food Change Lab advocates for a more conducive policy environment to achieve both sustainable diets and a productive, sustainable local food system. This publication documents the Lab's journey, highlighting concrete interventions, lessons learned and the way forward.

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  • Taking stock: Indonesia Food Change Lab

    This publication describes the Indonesia Food Change Lab story that started in 2015 as a multi-stakeholder platform to address the deadlock between proponents of safety and public order on the one hand, and access to healthy, fresh food and income-generating activities for low-income citizens on the other. The publication shows results, lessons learned, and the way forward.

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    Size: 1,68 MB