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11. Sustainable cities and communities

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  • Vulnerability and resilience among farmers and market actors in local agri-food value chains in the face of COVID-19 disruptions: findings from Uganda and Kenya

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    • Publication

    Countries which imposed strict containment measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are thought to have faced particular socio-economic challenges. This study assesses the implications of COVID-19 disruptions on local agri-food value chain actors in Kenya and Uganda, as both countries enacted strict lockdowns to limit the spread of the virus.  Using survey data from […]

  • Living Income and Child Labour in the Cocoa Sector of Côte d’Ivoire

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    KIT Working Paper Child labour remains a persistent human rights violation in international commodity supply chains, adversely impacting children’s physical and mental health and depriving them of educational opportunities (UNICEF, 2020). This holds true for the cocoa sector in Côte d’Ivoire; a country that produces 43% of all cocoa worldwide (ICCO, 2022). A nationwide study […]

  • KIT builds one of the largest blue-green roofs of Amsterdam

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    KIT Royal Tropical Institute has built one of the largest blue-green roofs in Amsterdam on her terrain, with help from a subsidy of the municipality of Amsterdam. Because this roof is at ground-level of our terrain it is the most easily accessible blue-green roofs in the city, which makes it easier to show how a […]

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  • Agri-Food Program for Integrated Resilience and Economic Development in the Sahel (Pro-ARIDES)

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    • Project

    Pro-ARIDES is designed to contribute to increased resilience, food security and household incomes for farmers and (agro-)pastoralists in the Sudano-Sahelian zone of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. To achieve this, a consortium of development professionals places public institutions and decentralized organizations at the heart of the program, with the objective of improving access to agricultural […]

  • Assessment of the social impact of GAA’s ‘Best Aquaculture Practices’ certification

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    This report reflects the findings and recommendations of a three-year impact assessment gauging the effectiveness of the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program’s social and labor requirements. The study was commissioned by the Global Aquaculture Alliance in line with recent efforts to provide support to auditors to assess compliance on the labour and social […]

  • Alternative finance in commodity chains

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    Working Paper Alternative Finance How small entrepreneurs and farmers can benefit from novel ways of financing. Access to affordable and reliable financing in agrifood commodity chains is of key importance for all actors along the chain, to use as working capital, and to invest in capital assets. There are a wide range of financing instruments […]

  • Inclusive Business Models for Access to Quality Fish Seed and Technical Assistance – Insights from Ghana

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    Over the past decade, Ghana’s tilapia farming has experienced tremendous growth in production; however, much of the growth has been driven by large-scale cage farmers around Lake Volta. It remains unclear how this growth is and can be made more inclusive of poor and young women and men. This study was conducted to analyze different […]

  • The IDEAL Impact in Uganda

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    • Publication

    Assessing the social contract between local governments and their citizens Inclusive Decision at Local Level (IDEAL) is a programme implemented by VNG International (VNG-I) which supports local governments in building bridges with all their citizens and allows them to better cope with fragility and its associated risk. This infographic document presents the mid-line results of the IDEAL program […]

  • The IDEAL Impact in Somalia

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    • Publication

    Assessing the social contract between local governments and their citizens Inclusive Decision at Local Level (IDEAL) is a programme implemented by VNG International (VNG-I) which supports local governments in building bridges with all their citizens and allows them to better cope with fragility and its associated risk. This infographic document presents the mid-line results of the IDEAL program […]

  • The IDEAL Impact in South Sudan

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    • Publication

    Assessing the social contract between local governments and their citizens Inclusive Decision at Local Level (IDEAL) is a programme implemented by VNG International (VNG-I) which supports local governments in building bridges with all their citizens and allows them to better cope with fragility and its associated risk. This infographic document presents the mid-line results of the IDEAL program […]

  • The IDEAL Impact in Palestine

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    • Publication

    Assessing the social contract between local governments and their citizens Inclusive Decision at Local Level (IDEAL) is a programme implemented by VNG International (VNG-I) which supports local governments in building bridges with all their citizens and allows them to better cope with fragility and its associated risk. This infographic document presents the mid-line results of the IDEAL program […]

  • The IDEAL Impact in Rwanda

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    • Publication

    Assessing the social contract between local governments and their citizens Inclusive Decision at Local Level (IDEAL) is a programme implemented by VNG International (VNG-I) which supports local governments in building bridges with all their citizens and allows them to better cope with fragility and its associated risk. This infographic document presents the mid-line results of […]