This report presents the key highlights and contributions from the conference 'Monitoring and Evaluation for Inclusive and Sustainable Food Systems'. This conference was held on 3-4 April 2019 in Wageningen, the Netherlands and was the twelfth annual 'M&E on the Cutting Edge' conference. This event was organised by Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (WCDI) in collaboration with Wageningen Economic Research and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform. This conference aimed to seek clarity in the role that monitoring and evaluation can play to support the transition toward inclusive and sustainable food systems.
This report presents the key highlights and contributions from the conference 'Communicating Evidence for Sustainable Development'. This conference was held on 4-5 April 2018 in Wageningen, the Netherlands and was the eleventh annual 'M&E on the Cutting Edge' conference. This event was organised by Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (WCDI). This conference aimed to seek clarity in the role that communication can play in generating and using evidence for sustainable development.
Wereldwijd lijdt een op de drie mensen aan een of meer vormen van ondervoeding. De teams van de Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation die zich bezig houden met landbouw en voeding, in samenwerking met het Britse Department for International Development (FCDO), willen het potentieel van groenteen fruitketens onderzoeken om het aanbod van voedzame voedingsmiddelen te vergroten en te versterken, en om de lokale marktkansen voor meer inkomsten te vergroten, speciaal voor vrouwen.Dit rapport belicht de conclusies van een onderzoek in Tanzania en identificeert verschillende oorzaken en mogelijke interventies om de fruit en groente sectoren te verbeteren en daarmee de consumptie te verhogen.Currently, one in three of the world's population suffer from one or more forms of malnutrition. The Agricultural Development and Nutrition teams at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in collaboration with the UK's Department for International Development (FCDO), seek to investigate the potential of vegetable and fruit supply chains to increase the supply of and strengthen demand for nutritious foods, as well as increase local market opportunities for increased income, especially for women. This report highlights the conclusions from a study in Tanzania, and identifies several root causes, as well as opportunities for interventions to further develop the fruit and vegetable sectors, and with that enhance consumption.
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Refugees and host community living in Arua district in Northern Uganda face health issues related to malnutrition and food insecurity. The Nutrition Income Generation Intervention (NIGI) aimed to achieve healthier lives and more resilient livelihoods for refugees and host communities through home gardens and increasing commercial vegetable production. This report evaluates the effect of two years of NIGI on the refugee community using a refugee comparison group. Results showed that households who participated in the project produce more, both in terms of quantity (KGs) as well as varieties of fruit and vegetables, and earn more income as a result. Those who participate in the project were twice (OR=2.19) as likely to consume vegetables. Furthermore, household dietary diversity increased with an average increase of 0.40 points for crop farmers participating in NIGI. NIGI was not able to reduce the practice of harmful coping strategies against food security. So, NIGI should be seen as a supplement to food access and as a useful strategy to diversify diets but food assistance is still of main importance for refugee households to achieve food security.
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