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    Changing farm structure and agricultural commercialisation in Nigeria

    Future Agricultures Consortium, 2019
    Evidence is mounting that the rise of medium-scale investor farms and associated changes in the distribution of farm sizes are occurring in many African countries. These changes in the distribution of farm sizes are creating important and wide-ranging impacts at all stages of agricultural value chains.
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    Evidence-based policymaking in the food–health nexus

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019
    This article examines the role of evidence in influencing food and nutrition-related public health policy, and starts to chart a way through the political economy of knowledge and evidence within this nexus.
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    Transforming food systems: The potential of engaged political economy

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019
    A food systems approach is critical to understanding and facilitating food system transformation, yet gaps in analysis are impeding changes towards greater equity, sustainability, and emancipation. Gaps include analyses of interdependencies among food system activities, of narrative politics, and of the behaviour of food system components using dynamic methodologies.
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    Power in the Zambian nutrition policy process

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019
    This article presents an example of a power analysis in the nutrition policy process in Zambia, using the ‘power cube’ framework. Here, nutrition policy priorities were found to have been shaped by a global epistemic community relying on the hidden and invisible power of technical language and knowledge to frame policy options which resonated with their own beliefs about malnutrition.
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    Building a sustainable food city: A collective approach

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019
    Brighton – a city on the south coast of the UK with a vibrant food scene but also home to some entrenched inequalities – presents an excellent local case from which to explore some of the wider issues considered in this IDS Bulletin on the political economy of food.
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    Agroecology and food sovereignty

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019
    The authors propose that agroecology provides a framework for understanding ‘levels’ for the transition to sustainable food systems. If we agree that agroecology includes social and political dimensions of governing territorial food systems, then it must be linked to movements for food sovereignty.
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    Subsidy reform and distributive justice in fisheries

    International Institute for Environment and Development, 2019
    While most fisheries are already overexploited, many governments allocate capacity-enhancing subsidies to the fishing sector, encouraging further overfishing. Target 14.6 of Sustainable Development Goal 14 and WTO negotiations to eliminate harmful subsidies both call for action on reform.
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    Food value chains for nutrition, in agriculture for improved nutrition: seizing the momentum

    Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International, 2019
    Despite global goals to decrease malnutrition, there remain many challenges in providing access to a nutritious diet for all. Food value chains for nutrition have been the focus of a number of reviews but evidence of their impacts remains limited.
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    How do the state’s organisational capacities at the micro- and macro-levels influence agriculture-nutrition linkages in fragile contexts?

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2019
    This paper systematically reviews the evidence on what capacities the state requires to leverage agriculture for nutrition in fragile contexts, maintaining a focus on state in South Asia (especially India).
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    Principles of innovation to build nutrition-sensitive food systems in South Asia

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2019
    Innovations within global food systems have contributed to the predicament known as the triple burden of malnutrition – the co-existence of hunger and micronutrient deficiency with the diseases of overnutrition, such as obesity, diabetes and hypertension.

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