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Cover for Strengthening participation in the organic value chain for small-scale farmers in Southern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

While many food security interventions focus on production-related constraints to food security, fewer focus on the integration of smallholder farmers in the supply chain. In the Agricultural Sustainable Community Investment Project (Agri-SCIP), operating on the south coast of the Kwa-Zulu Natal...

Author(s)
Troosters, W.; Auerbach, R.; Haysom, G.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
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Cover for Development of an inclusive value chain for peri-urban micro-farmers.

The agricultural sector in South Africa is complex in nature with the historical displacement of its people still impacting on land ownership and farming methods. At the heart of government policy is the redistribution of agricultural land, but this has not been supported with the tools and skills...

Author(s)
Purkis, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
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Cover for Supply chains, logistics and the service experience.

This chapter explores the organization of hospitality operations in terms of flow of information, services and resources. In particular, it analyses the effective planning and management of facilities and processes, involving operational issues such as location, information handling and supply of...

Author(s)
Robinson, P.; Oriade, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242034)
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Cover for The power of agriculture.

This chapter discusses the agricultural development components of the Char Development and Settlement Project in Bangladesh. These include: support for field crops, homestead agriculture and agroforestry; poultry and livestock; and value chain development. Women's participation in agricultural...

Author(s)
Karim, M. B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789246049)
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Cover for Can cities from the global South be the drivers of sustainable food systems?

Urbanization has been associated with significant transformations in our society, with paramount influence in agriculture and the world food industry, and subsequently in consumers' diets. Arguably, the current food consumption trend is non-sustainable given the non-regenerative, and rather...

Author(s)
Fonseca, J. M.; Battersby, J.; Hualda, L. A. T.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
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Cover for Consumer-level food waste prevention and reduction towards sustainable diets.

Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development is a global commitment that includes a set of 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) and 169 targets. Food systems are at the heart of this agenda. SDG 12 seeks to 'ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns'. The third target under this goal,...

Author(s)
Gaiani, S.; Rolle, R.; Bucatariu, C.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
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Book chapter
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Cover for Sustainability along all value chains: exploring value chain interactions in sustainable food systems.

The value chain, as an analytical tool, has been used for more than 50 years as a way to better understand how agri-food products move and gain value from the farm gate to the table. Over the past 20 years, increasing attention has been paid to questions of sustainability within value chains and...

Author(s)
Loconto, A. M.; Santacoloma, P.; Rodríguez, R. A.; Vandecandelaere, E.; Tartanac, F.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
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Cover for Sustainable and healthy gastronomy in Costa Rica: betting on sustainable diets.

Current consumption patterns in Costa Rica and in other countries are driven by misinformation and lack of knowledge concerning the nutritional value and sustainability of food products. Unhealthy diets are a major reason for health problems, environmental degradation and food biodiversity loss. To ...

Author(s)
Echandi, M. D.; Masis, P. S.; Viquez, R. G.; Rodriguez, R. A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
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Cover for Renewing partnerships with non-state actors for sustainable diets through sustainable agriculture.

Any diet that is qualified as a 'sustainable diet' should be nutritionally adequate, affordable, safe, healthy and culturally acceptable. In optimizing natural and human resources, provision of sustainable diets requires strong partnerships among the stakeholders engaged in production, delivery and ...

Author(s)
Ghosh, K.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
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Cover for New evidence on nutrition-sensitive agricultural programs.

This chapter summarizes key findings from recent reviews of evidence of the nutritional impacts of agricultural development programmes. It focuses on findings from impact evaluations of different types of nutrition-sensitive agricultural programmes, including biofortification, homestead food...

Author(s)
Ruel, M. T.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786399311)
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