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  • 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
  • A snack store in Bandung, Indonesia (Photo: Ikhlasul Amal, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    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
  • 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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