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Food systems

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  • 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
  • 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 | Urban
  • 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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