Publications

  • Promoting women’s influence in their food systems

    This paper presents a collection of cases where women influenced other food system actors. The paper also highlights key lessons emerging on what worked well in supporting women’s advocacy capacity.

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

    in 2020, Hivos and IIED commissioned a retrospective assessment to show the degree to which the programme interventions reflected food systems thinking, and how they were transforming local food systems.

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  • Sustainable diets and Covid-19

    Hivos and IIED through our Sustainable Diets for All (SD4All) program are launching a new paper that calls upon governments to adopt crisis mitigation measures that are truly green and inclusive.

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  • The Hidden Life of Theories of Change

    In this policy brief, we explore the more hidden aspects of the life of Theories of Change.

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  • Food systems and climate change

    Based on learnings from the Sustainable Diets for All (SD4All) program, we have identified a number of recommendations for policy, action and research on food systems and climate change.

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  • Beyond maize: exploring agricultural diversification in Zambia

    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.

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  • 10 Rich underutilised crops

    People have a right to define their own food system. This includes which seeds they use. Ten rich, underutilized cropscaptures theefforts of farmers in Nakuru County, Kenya, to promote and sustain the varieties they grow.

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  • Citizen generated evidence for a more sustainable and healthy food system

    When communities generate evidence themselves, they aremore effective in lobbying and advocating for their priorities. So theydepend less on others to set their agenda.

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