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Salim Dawood
  • A dinner event for the future of food


    José Pablo Porras / Hivos A dinner event for the future of food Written by Merit Hindriks - February 8, 2019 Chefs from around the world served dishes made with tropical fruit and other exotic ingredients to celebrate the transformative power of sustainable, diverse, and healthy diets during the One Planet Network 2nd Global Conference […]

  • Hivos in the kitchen with popular Indonesian TV chefs


    Hivos in the kitchen with popular Indonesian TV chefs February 8, 2019 Education is key to unleashing the Indonesian food revolution Ever heard of sago, sorghum or long peppers? Maybe you have, but these nutritious foods grown in Indonesia have almost been forgotten by the local population. At the same time, large western fast food […]

  • Food Change Labs tackle complex issues with the whole system in the room


    Uganda food lab participants add their names to a declaration that came out of the lab discussions, by Nimrod Bagonza Food Change Labs tackle complex issues with the whole system in the room Written by Felia Boerwinkel - February 1, 2019 Felia Boerwinkel describes how 'change labs' have successfully brought together diverse stakeholders to find ways […]

  • Good food for the people and the planet


    Good food for the people and the planet January 30, 2019 Costa Rica hosting 2nd Global Conference of UN Sustainable Food Systems Programme From February 5 to 7, the second Global Conference of the UN Sustainable Food Systems Programme (SFS) will be held in Costa Rica. The event is organized by the co-leads of the […]

  • Diversifying diets: how can donors and the private sector work together?


    Early December in Brussels EU officials, member states, and civil society representatives met to discuss the current impact and future focus of EU investments on food and nutrition, at the meeting organised by Generation Nutrition, Alliance 2015 and MEP Linda McAvan. The SD4All programme, through Hivos’ membership of the Alliance2015, also contributed to the discussions.

  • Achieving real transformation in our food system


    Frank Mechielsen of Hivos reports back from the annual Committee for Food Security, the main international platform that explores food security concerns. He describes how joint action can deliver much needed change in the ways that we produce and consume our food.

  • Food, sisterhood and dreams


    On World Food Day, Nicole Szucs reports back from a dialogue on increasing dietary diversity and local food systems in Bolivia, and highlights a new video showing how women play a vital role in the food cycle, from production to consumption.

  • The true cost of food isn’t on the package


    Factors such as greenhouse gas emissions, water pollution and soil erosion are not considered in today’s cost calculations of products and production systems. Nor are the effects these product and systems have on society and health. If such factors were taken into account, the true cost of maize production, for example, would be 2 to 2.5 times higher. 

  • Towards making quality seeds accessible and available in Uganda


    Farmers were one of many stakeholders taking part in discussion on ways to accelerate access of quality seeds to farmers in Uganda at the Seeds for All Symposium. This event was organized by Hivos’ Sustainable Diets programme together with Integrated Seed Sector Development (ISSD), Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation (ICCO) and OXFAM.

  • Creating knowledge and supporting action: citizen-generated evidence from food diaries in Uganda


    Citizens in Western Uganda are using food diaries to generate data on food consumption – helping them understand their own diets and advocate for a better food system.