|Project leader||Amy Ickowitz|
|Location||Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Uganda, Zambia|
The second phase of the DFID KNOWFOR project on food security strategy is building upon the successful outcomes and knowledge-sharing related to forests, food security and nutrition from Phase 1, which contributed to expanded linkages to health, and a consolidation of research into both policy and practice.
Having recently completed a review of gender and nutrition, we are aware that there is a strong gender element to food security and nutrition, particularly with regard to supporting small-scale agricultural producers in multi-functional landscapes.
These systems, due to their diversity and complexity, are more resilient, both economically and environmentally. The recognition by the private sector of the need to develop sustainable agricultural systems is very much influenced by our work and in this project CIFOR is playing a strong role in terms of recent commitments to zero deforestation, and to monitoring and evaluating such systems.