Food systems

With globalisation and transformations of our agrifood systems, contract farming (CF) agreements between producers and buyers have gained prominence. But what is CF, and why is there growing interest in it? What is…

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Food systems

ICT in agriculture and food systems is still on the rise, links farmers to the market, to scientists with regard to weather and farm management practices, and provides access to money transfer and information for…

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Food systems

A research study in the cocoa sector of Côte d’Ivoire shows that Fairtrade certification benefits farmers and employees of agricultural cooperatives. But what about hired labourers working on smallholder farms? Our…

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Food systems

Unsustainable use of water is becoming a huge problem. The innovative push-pull-policy approach addresses this issue by involving all stakeholders in promoting better agricultural practices, creating financial incentives…

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Food systems

By their very nature, value chains are multi-stakeholder systems. The Green Innovation Centre in India demonstrates how the multi-stakeholder approach can be used in potato and tomato production as a systematic tool to…

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Food systems

In Bangladesh, landless women in rural communities started organising themselves for generating income. Rural local service providers linked up with market actors. Today, the associations collectively produce, process…

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Food systems

One typical African phenomenon is an aging farmer’s population. But not in Nigeria, where Young Chicken Farmers’ Clubs are being set up to revitalise the interest of young people in poultry keeping.

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Food systems

The tiny West African country The Gambia is striving to export its crops globally. This demands a range of organisational, regulatory and infrastructural efforts, which means tackling everything from pests and yields to…

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Food systems

Innovation is a force for positive change in food systems. A new study identifies innovation opportunities that have the potential to increase access to safe and nutritious foods for the world’s poor.

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Food systems

This publication by researchers from CIRAD and INRA combines theoretical contributions on innovation in agricultural and food systems with iconic case studies to illustrate its observations and discussions.

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