We find ourselves at a moment in time when the true extent of the challenges facing the world has been thrown into stark relief. To ensure Hivos remains well-equipped to address these challenges – together with our partners and allies – we have adopted a new strategic direction.
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.
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.
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.
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.