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  • A young person

    The champions helping communities make better food choices

    In Jember, Indonesia, children and young people are bearing the brunt of unhealthy eating habits. Isnatul Mu'allifin explains how this new generation is using data – gathered with and by the community – to drive tangible, positive change in people’s diets

    8 January 2020 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • Women traders on a market stall, with rows of different fruit and vegetables in front of them

    Harnessing the potential of Zambia’s informal food sector

    A new report on informal food markets in Zambia explores how integrating these into urban policy planning could help Zambia achieve 'zero hunger'.

    17 October 2019 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • A Bolivian woman stallholder sells potatoes and other vegetables. Bolivian diets are changing, moving away from traditional foods and towards processed foods (Photo: Mauricio Panozo, Lucano Photography)

    The Bolivian diet: women’s voices and choices

    To coincide with International Women's Day on March 8, a photo exhibition explores Bolivian women's attitudes to traditional foods

    8 March 2019 | News | Food and agriculture
  • Smallholder farmer with pumpkins she harvested in her maize field in Chongwe, Zambia (Photo: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

    We need to safeguard biodiversity and promote diverse diets

    Coinciding with this year’s International Day for Biodiversity, a new report from IIED and Hivos explores how we can reverse the alarming loss of biodiversity in agriculture and foster diverse diets

    22 May 2018 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • The Sustainable diets for all programme recognises that people – with their capacity to innovate and power to drive change – must be at the centre of efforts to reshape our failing food systems (Photo: © Mauricio Panozo of Lucano photography. Bolivia, La Paz)

    How people are providing evidence, and influencing to get food policies that work for them

    Food policies that are based on evidence and advocacy delivered by citizens are more likely to benefit those whose lives they affect most. An event this week heard how connecting people to policy can help secure healthy and more sustainable diets for everyone

    26 April 2018 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • A young woman in a greenhouse (Photo: Tamara Kaunda)

    Attracting Zambia's youth to agriculture: it's about time

    Zambia's vibrant youth are crucial to developing a prosperous agricultural sector. This means shaking off outdated perceptions and providing young people with the right incentives

    29 January 2018 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • A huge selection of photos are displayed in a Peru supermarket (Photo: Teresa Stanton, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Nourishing diversity in 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

    10 October 2017 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • Cutting down trees, especially for livestock grazing, can lead to soil erosion, as seen on this hillside outside Addis Ababa (Photo: Aaron Minnick/World Resources Institute, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Shaping the future of forest and farm landscapes in Africa

    As part of a new interdisciplinary partnership, IIED will be working with sector experts, scientists and practitioners to better understand and manage the growing competition for land in Sub-Saharan Africa, as governments seek to balance food production with forest conservation targets

    21 August 2017 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • A Zambian farmer in his maize field. The overdependence on maize is having a negative impact on diets in Zambia (Photo: Wesley Wakunuma)

    Promoting diversity on the farm – and the plate

    As a recent meeting in Lusaka showed, Food Change Labs offer an innovative path towards greater diversity on the farm and on the plate in Zambia

    5 June 2017 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • The fall army worm, a breed of earthworm currently devastating Maize crops in southern Africa (Photo: Wesley Wakunuma)

    Fall army worm maize attack: a case for diversity from farm to fork

    As the Zambian government scales up efforts to control an army worm outbreak that is damaging maize crops across the country, William Chilufya wonders if the infestation will encourage a policy shift away from mono-cropping maize

    8 February 2017 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • Miombo woodlands in Southeast Tanzania. But can remote sensing technologies accurately detect the woodlands (Photo: Samuel Bowers)

    How much can the eyes in the sky really tell us about deforestation?

    A recent study by the University of Edinburgh and IIED reveals the limitations of remote sensing technology to monitor the impacts of agriculture expansion on forests in Sub-Saharan Africa

    11 January 2017 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • The fruit market is dominated by a small number of varieties that can withstand long distance shipping and meet supermarket demands for uniformity (Photo: Dirk Loop, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Why food diversity must be on the menu

    As World Food Day approaches, Seth Cook explores the dangers of losing local crop and animal varieties and what we can do about it

    14 October 2016 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Food vendors give people living in Nairobi's informal settlements easy access to fresh food (Photo: Grace Githiri)

    Nourishing livelihoods: the food vendors sustaining Nairobi's slums

    Selling food in Nairobi's informal settlements can provide cheap meals and create vital livelihoods, especially for women, but these providers are usually ignored and remain invisible

    15 January 2016 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • Macaroons topped with crickets and mealworm chocolates prepared for participants at the food session (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

    May we suggest a cricket crostini? Mealworm chocolates?

    A session at the Development and Climate Days conference looked at the potential of insects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from food production.

    8 December 2015 | Article | Climate change
  • Women harvest their rice crop in Meceburi forest reserve, near Nampula, Mozambique (Photo: Mike Goldwater)

    Food demand and forests in sub-Saharan Africa

    With the support of country partners, IIED is conducting research to better understand existing and future competition and trade-offs between food production and natural forests, and the implications for land use policies in sub-Saharan Africa

    30 November 2015 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Street food: the debate on food security must adapt to consider how consumption and urbanisation are transforming rural spaces and economies, food systems and food security (Photo: Cecilia Tacoli/IIED)

    If food security is the answer, is it time to change the question?

    The growing number of people living in cities – and changes in rural-urban linkages – are re-shaping our relationship with food. Policymakers need to take note

    23 February 2015 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • Hivos and IIED staff visit Dikira village in Sumba, Indonesia, as part of the Hivos 'Energy Bootcamp', in June 2014 (Photo: Hivos)

    IIED-Hivos Partnership

    Securing future food and energy security requires changes to policy, markets and mindsets. IIED and Hivos aim to foster disruptive, citizen-focused initiatives in a "change lab" innovation process

    14 November 2014 | Project | Energy
  • Gastro(eco)nomic revolution in Peru

    A gastronomic boom sweeping through Peru reflects the country’s economic growth and optimism.

    16 October 2011 | Blog | Food and agriculture
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