07 Nov 2016 07:11 am

A recent article in the Journal of Field Actions investigates the impact of innovation platforms (IPs) on improving agricultural production in northern Burkina Faso.  IPs are a series of meetings designed to bring together differ

19 Sep 2016 12:09 pm

The FAO estimates that roughly one-third of all food produced globally for human consumption is lost or wasted.

12 Sep 2016 10:09 am

Poverty, nutrition, and other welfare indicators are often measured at the household level through the use of household surveys; these instruments can also be used to measure populations’ perceptions and beliefs, demographic changes, and the impact of development policies.

19 Aug 2016 06:08 am

The inclusion of smallholder farmers in high value markets has emerged as an important pro-poor development goal in recent years. Value chain development (VCD) is one strategy designed to help smallholder farmers access market opportunities that can generate additional income.

02 Aug 2016 09:08 am

Over the past 15 years, the information and communication technology (ICT) revolution has driven global development in an unprecedented way.

30 Jun 2016 04:06 am

An estimated one-third of all food produced globally is lost or wasted, according to the FAO, costing the world an estimated $940 billion per year.

24 Jun 2016 10:06 am

A 2015 paper in the Oxford Review of Economic Policy argues that ‘midstream’ levels of agrifood value chains (processing, logistics, and wholesale) in developing countries have undergone a significant, but hidden, revolu

16 Jun 2016 03:06 pm

The issue of food waste along the value chain has received increased attention in recent years. It is often argued that by reducing food waste, food security will be improved as decreased wastage and food losses ensure that more food becomes available at lower prices.

15 Apr 2016 07:04 am

The global food system puts significant pressure on the world’s natural resources and is a major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions.