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Foresight research in sustainable food systems and their interconnection with the Sustainable Development Goals

Dezembro, 2022
Global

Foresight research plays a key role in addressing uncertainty, informing decision making, and enhancing the relevance and credibility of policies. The scientific knowledge of foresight literature provides a better understanding of complexity, building resilience, and setting direction in a rapidly changing world. Moreover, it has contributed to achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), enabling governments and organizations to design and implement policies based on a thorough and informed approach.

Development of ‘Leave No One Behind’ indicators on Sustainable Development Goals and targets for ClimBeR project countries

Dezembro, 2022
Global

CGIAR Initiative on Climate Resilience (ClimBeR) focuses on seven representative, low and middle income countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America naming Kenya Morocco, Senegal, Zambia, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Guatemala.

Climate, peace and security programming in the Arab States: Considerations for integrated programming in Jordan, Yemen, Iraq and Somalia

Dezembro, 2022

The link between climate change and peace and security is becoming increasingly evident as the world grapples with the consequences of a warming planet. Climate change exacerbates existing inequalities and conflicts, and acts as a catalyst for new ones, as competition for dwindling resources, such as water and land intensify. Rising sea levels and extreme weather events displace communities, straining host communities’ resources, leading to potential social unrest. Additionally, climate-induced food and water scarcity can speak conflict over access to these essential resources.

Accelerating implementation of the African Union Climate Change and Resilient Development Strategy and Action Plan (2022-2032) through the Nairobi Declaration commitments

Dezembro, 2022
Global

The African Heads of State and Government gathered for the inaugural Africa Climate Summit in Nairobi, Kenya, from 4th to 6th September 2023. The Summit sought to launch a new climate ambition for Africa and to invite supportive partnerships to pursue the continent’s climate-resilient, low emissions development pathways. The Summit focused on climate change and development in Africa, and the need for improved global investment in climate action. African countries were able to detail their plans and investment needs, and push for reform of international financial architecture.

Proposed equity principles for transformative innovation, Through a critical analysis of agricultural innovation systems frameworks and tools

Dezembro, 2022

The objective of this proposed scientific session aims to introduce the Equity Principles for Transformative Innovation (Equity Principles), which have been recently submitted to a Special Collection Supplement in Agricultural Systems. This session aims to help researchers understand the importance of inclusive Agricultural Innovation System (AIS) frameworks, and Agricultural Research for Development (AR4D) tools, and how to incorporate them into their work on socially effective and responsible innovation and scaling.

New ways to think Resilience Pathways

Dezembro, 2022
India

Persistent gender and social inequities undermine agri-food systems’ potential to contribute to inclusive and sustainable development. Systems thinking recognizes the interconnectedness and complexity of agri-food systems, emphasizing the need to consider various interrelated components and their dynamic interactions and highlights the need for integrated and transformative strategies that target multiple levels of the agri-food systems, from local to global.

Soil Status and its Relationship with Gender and Health Inequalities in Guatemala

Dezembro, 2022
Guatemala

This research examines the relationship between soil inequalities, gender disparities, and health outcomes in Guatemala. The historical context of land concentration, limited access to land, internal conflict, and socioeconomic factors contribute to soil inequalities, which in turn affect household gender dynamics and health outcomes. Using a case study approach in San Martin Jilotepeque, Guatemala, this research examines the challenges faced by male and female farmers in managing their soil.

One hundred priority questions for the development of sustainable food systems in Sub-Saharan Africa

Dezembro, 2022
Tanzania

Sub-Saharan Africa is facing an expected doubling of human population and tripling of food demand over the next quarter century, posing a range of severe environmental, political, and socio-economic challenges. In some cases, key Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are in direct conflict, raising difficult policy and funding decisions, particularly in relation to trade-offs between food production, social inequality, and ecosystem health.

Data for decision-making for sustainable food systems transformation in the Eastern Cape of South Africa: what is needed?

Dezembro, 2022
South Africa

Transforming global food systems to promote food and nutritional security can help alleviate both poverty and ill-health, and support sustainable development. Such transformations need to be tailored and sensitive to the vulnerabilities and needs of marginalized communities yet are hindered by knowledge gaps. In particular, the food and nutrition security needs of the most vulnerable are often poorly understood, as are the policy frameworks and resource requirements associated with meeting their needs.

Gender equality and social inclusion in a just energy transition

Dezembro, 2022
India

Universal access to affordable clean energy continues to be a challenge across the globe. Women’s and marginalised groups’ access to clean energy services and green technologies remains constrained by intersectional social factors and gender-blind policies. The recurrent failure of policies to consider differentiated gender and social inclusion needs is a significant obstacle to sustainable development.