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  • Informal Food Markets in Urban Food Systems

    Informal markets play a critical role in providing affordable, accessible and diverse food for the urban poor, while at the same time supporting the livelihoods of millions of small-scale farmers, traders and vendors.

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  • Taking Stock: Zambia Food Change Lab

    The Zambia Food Change Lab aims to create a collective understanding of Zambia’s current food system and challenges for the future.

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  • Evidence-based Advocacy for Social Accountability in Adolescent SRHR

    Hivos, through the Regional Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Fund, commissioned a case study on evidence-based advocacy for social accountability in adolescent SRHR – a case study of SAfAIDS in Zambia.

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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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  • How Covid-19 has affected the food diversification agenda in Zambia

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had major health and economic impacts globally. Zambia has not been spared as the number of positive COVID-19 cases has continued to soar giving rise to uncertainties in all sectors of the economy.  The economic effects of the pandemic have been dire, owing to the global recession which has extended to Zambia as well. 

    The study explores the impact of COVID-19 on the food diversification agenda.

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  • Agency and advocacy in the food systems of the majority

    Interventions to improve the sustainability and nutrition of food can be misdirected when based on assumptions about people’s priorities and level of knowledge. When citizens have the capacity to act on their own priorities — in other words when they have agency — there is the potential to achieve better and more durable outcomes.

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