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Esther Wandia. Photo: Laura MacInnis/GEF This piece was originally published by the Global Environment Facility.    Esther Wand…
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The Government of Eswatini is committed to the diversification of agricultural skills and agricultural value chains in order to em…
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The RFS Ghana project, the Sustainable Land and Water Management Project (SLWMP), works to promote improved sustainable land and w…
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The population of Malawi is currently 18.6 million—a number that is expected to double by 2040. Rapid population growth has placed…
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The RFS Nigeria project, implemented by UNDP in collaboration with the Government of Nigeria, is focused on scaling up Sustainable…
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Since the prolonged droughts of the 1970s and 1980s, Burkina Faso has suffered from widespread land degradation and desertificatio…
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Monitoring and evaluation is an essential component of each Resilient Food Systems country project. Using high-quality data, analy…
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The Regional Hub is the primary mechanism through which Resilient Food Systems partners are able to coordinate, build coherence an…
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Ethiopia, like most of the Resilient Food Systems countries, has a very young population—more than 40% under the age of 15 and ove…
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Resilient Food Systems is an ambitious programme, with projects operating across 12 countries in four different geographical regio…
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In rural Niger, lack of access to credit poses one of the most significant challenges to improving smallholder farmer productivity…
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Food security is one of the greatest challenges facing Burundi—roughly 85 percent of Burundian households face daily food insecuri…
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Niger is a country highly vulnerable to climate change—more than 80 percent of Niger’s population relies on smallholder agricultur…
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The agriculture sector in Senegal is extremely vulnerable to environmental degradation and climate change.  Composed largely of dr…
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The RFS Ethiopia project seeks to enhance the long-term sustainability and resilience of food production systems in six regions of…
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The Resilient Food Systems Eswatini project is focused on promoting market-led growth in the agriculture sector as a means to enha…
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Implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Developm…
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From 2 to 13 September 2019, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) held the 14th session of the Conferen…
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In Eswatini, Resilient Food Systems is working to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers through the promotion of diversif…
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Implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Developm…
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Cross-programmatic learning is a key component of the Resilient Food Systems (RFS) programme. With 12 country projects across the…
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Increasing the resilience of local food systems through better use and conservation of agrobiodiversity is key to food security. O…
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In March 2019 managers and partners of the Resilient Food Systems programme joined field trips led by Ghana project – the Sustaina…
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In March 2019, the GEF funded Resilient Food Systems Programme convened partners from a broad spectrum of development partners, sc…
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In 2017, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) launched the Integrated Approach Programme on Fostering Sustainability and Resilien…
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Africa’s population is expected to double from 1.26 billion today to over two and half billion by 2050, little more than 30 years…