The Future Agricultures Consortium (FAC) has instituted a new regional, Africa-centred structure to better support its research and policy engagement activities. Since 2005, Future Agricultures has produced research and analysis on the political economy of agricultural policy in Africa.
There has been a lot of attention to and activity around the issue of nutrition in recent months in the lead-up to the G8 meeting, which took place in Northern Ireland on June 17th and 18th. Campaigns and events - including the IF campaign and the Nutrition for Growth Summit - aimed to increase financial and political commitments to, and action on, hunger and nutrition.
A number of key resources have been produced to contribute to the discussion, debate and evidence base, and we highlight them below.
According to new research published by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), low income countries like Malawi and Madagascar and lower middle income Guatemala, are leading the charge against hunger and undernutrition, whilst economic powerhouses such as India and Nigeria are failing some of their most vulnerable citizens.
Eldis has joined forces with IDS and global partners to support a collaborative research programme - "Influencing Policies to Support the Empowerment of Women and Girls" - by creating Eldis Interactions - a new online resource featuring real-time research and analysis from the programme.
This new Resource Guide brings together key research on this important but little explored area of development.
The ever-growing number of knowledge sharing platforms on climate change and development has meant that users of climate knowledge are often unsure which services are most appropriate to their needs.
The guide has recently ventured into the world of social media. We will be posting highlights of our recent document additions, as well as interesting commentary and events information.
It's been a busy month for the team working on the ICTs for development Resource Guide with over 150 new resources added over the last month.