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Food systems

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  • A women puts food into an outdoor oven

    Keeping Bolivia’s culture alive through food

    On Sustainable Gastronomy Day (18 June), guest blogger Angel Ramos explores initiatives that are helping to preserve Bolivia’s rich food heritage

    18 June 2019 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • A typical milk bar in Kenya (Photo: Dave Elsworth/ILRI)

    MoreMilk – reviewing policy options for the informal dairy trade

    IIED and ILRI are studying what the alternatives are to formalising informal dairy markets – and what these alternatives need to work

    16 April 2019 | Project | 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
  • A cook serves up the daily soup at the Achumani market in La Paz (Photo: Mauricio Panoso)

    IIED and partners urge citizen involvement in international food policy debate

    IIED and Hivos will highlight the importance of listening to citizens' voices at an international conference on sustainable food systems this week

    5 February 2019 | News | Food and agriculture
  • Uganda food lab participants add their names to a declaration that came out of the lab discussions (Photo: Nimrod Bagonza)

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

    Felia Boerwinkel describes how 'change labs' have successfully brought together diverse stakeholders to find ways to improve local food systems in Uganda, Zambia and Indonesia

    30 January 2019 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • A small farm near the Scottish town of Crief

    Understanding the role of small farms in Europe (SALSA)

    IIED and partners are working to better understand why small farms matter not just in Africa but in Europe’s own countryside

    6 November 2018 | Project | Food and agriculture
  • Women farmers sorting their carrot harvest in Karnal District in the Indian state of Haryana (Photo: Nirmal Sigtia, IWMI/CCAFS, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Q&A: Women in rural India are nature’s guardians

    Reetu Sogani describes the special bond between women in India and the country’s natural resources – a connection that positions them as key preservers and managers of biodiversity. Despite this, women’s voices often go unheard in policies intended to support biodiversity conservation

    30 October 2018 | Article | Biodiversity
  • Immaculate Yossa is regional advocacy officer for Eastern Africa at Hivos. She discussed key messages from multi-stakeholder action at the Uganda Food Lab (Photo: Food and Agriculture Organisation, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Achieving real transformation in our food system

    Frank Mechielsen of Hivos reports back from the annual Committee for Food Security, the main international platform that explores food security concerns. He describes how joint action can deliver much needed change in the way we produce and consume our food

    23 October 2018 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • Plates of traditional Kabarole food

    Creating knowledge and supporting action: citizen-generated evidence from food diaries in Uganda

    Citizens in Western Uganda are using food diaries to generate data on food consumption – helping them understand their own diets and advocate for a better food system

    14 September 2018 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • 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 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
  • Title screen of the Life beyond maize film

    IIED and Hivos film calls for life beyond maize in Zambia

    A new film launched ahead of World Food Day highlights the importance of diversifying agricultural production in Zambia, from farm to fork, in order to improve the nation's diet

    10 October 2017 | News | Food and agriculture
  • Madizini in Tanzania grew from a village into an urban centre, initially because the local sugarcane plantations and factory needed workers. Now the town supports a wide array of businesses (Photo: Jytte Agergaard)

    Reframing food security for an urbanising world

    Achieving the Sustainable Development Goal of zero hunger by 2030 means taking account of changes in both rural and urban contexts. Cecilia Tacoli reports back from a workshop organised with IFAD on some of the issues raised

    10 April 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
  • A stall-holder measures her produce in a marketplace (Photo: Hivos Bolivia)

    Sustainable diets for all 

    Through citizen action, IIED and Hivos are promoting diets that are diverse, greener, healthier, fairer and more sustainable

    13 October 2016 | Project | Food and agriculture
  • Politicians, farmers, and civil society and church leaders broadcast their commitments to take action to improve food systems live on KRC’s radio station, KRC 102 FM The Farmers' Voice. (Photo: Nimrod Bagonza)

    Food summit secures strong commitment to drive change in Ugandan food systems

    A two-day gathering in the town of Fort Portal, in Kabarole District in western Uganda, concluded with firm pledges from politicians, farmers, street vendors, technical experts, civil society, church leaders and youth, setting out how they will each tackle the deepening problems in the region's food systems

    28 April 2016 | Blog | Sustainable markets
  • Relocated street vendors operate in the car park below the alun-alun of the Masjid Raya Mosque in Bandung, but this basement area does not attract many customers and vendors have to breathe in car and motorcycle fumes due to the poor air circulation (Photo: Kemal Jufri/Panos Pictures)

    Building trust through dialogue with street-food vendors

    Street-food vendors' businesses are often threatened in the name of progress, but a new initiative from IIED and Hivos is looking to bridge the divide, protecting livelihoods and an important source of cheap food

    5 November 2015 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • This car park area below the alun-alun of the Masjid Raya Mosque in Bandung is a 'green zone', where street vending is permitted by the Bandung authorities. But business is slow and the environment is poor (Photo: Kemal Jufri/Panos Pictures)

    Building fairer food futures

    Powerful images from Uganda and Indonesia highlight the importance of informal food vendors in the food systems of the rural and urban poor

    16 October 2015 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • Afghan farmers and extension workers assess an okra field in Balkh Province, Northern Afghanistan (Photo: Barbara Adoph/IIED)

    Introduction to building greater local control and resilience into agricultural and food systems

    IIED is working to promote farming systems that are sustainable, productive and resilient – and to support smallholder farmers and farmer-led innovation

    5 August 2013 | Article | Biodiversity
  • Investing in smallholders and workers is good for business

    Across the developing world, food systems and supply chains are changing — exports are rising, particularly in fresh foods, supermarkets are playing an increasingly important role and there is a growing number of standards for safety, ethics and environment.

    21 June 2011 | Article | Food and agriculture
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