The trend towards sustainable food systems calls for a change in scientific research rationale

A guest blog from Nicolas Bricas, Director of the UNESCO World Food Systems Chair.


Rebuilding Barpak: resilience and the difficult transition from emergency relief to long-term reconstruction

One year on from the Nepal earthquake we discuss resilience and resconstruction in Barpak, the village closest to the epicenter of the earthquake.


Nairobi slums: value-added outcomes in exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) intervention

Our guest blog from Dr Paula Griffiths explores the unexpected benefits of an Exclusive Breastfeeding (EBF) study in Nairobi, Kenya


The politics of toilet building in the Indian Himalayas

SIID Research Affiliate Richard Axelby discusses the challenges to ending open defecation in Himachal Pradesh, part of the National Government’s ‘Clean India’ campaign.


Nutrition transition in South African cities

In the context of South Africa’s “triple burden” of disease, urban anthropometric patterns are not changing in the same way for everyone.


UNESCO Chair on World Food Systems – an open space without boundaries

In this guest post, Nicolas Bricas (CIRAD) and Damien Conare (Montpelier SupAgro) discuss the UNESCO World Food Systems Chair, arguing it is a space for research and exchange geared towards inventing and promoting alternative food systems.