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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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  • The voices of women cooks in food markets in La Paz

    Bolivian diets have changed significantly in recent years as a result of urbanisation, increased purchasing power, and changes in consumer preferences. Despite this, the food system in cities like La Paz is still based on traditional wholesale and retail markets. Popular dining areas, where cooked food is sold inside these markets, occupy an important place within this system as they...

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  • Las voces de las vendedoras en los comedores de los mercados populares en La Paz

    Spanish version of report: The voices of women cooks in food markets in La Paz Bolivian diets have changed significantly in recent years as a result of urbanisation, increased purchasing power, and changes in consumer preferences. Despite this, the food system in cities like La Paz is still based on traditional wholesale and retail markets. Popular dining areas, where cooked...

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  • Informal food markets in urban food systems

    Informal markets play a critical role in providing affordable, accessible and diverse food for the urban poor, while at the same time supporting the livelihoods of millions of small-scale farmers, traders and vendors.  This policy brief summarises a research report on informal food markets in Lusaka and Kitwe carried out by CTPD, Hivos and IIED. It analyses the current policy...

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  • Cocina llena, corazón contento

    Cocina llena, corazón contento, or 'Full kitchen, happy heart', is the result of a Food Change Lab implemented by Hivos in 2018 and 2019, where they worked with women to understand and propose solutions to problems related to women and food in the urban area of La Paz, Bolivia. The main problems that were identified were a lack of time...

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    Size: 6,85 MB