New challenges for commodity certification

Coffee
By: Ruerd Ruben · 24 July 2017
Category: Food policy

At the recent conference of the ISEAL Alliance in Zurich, I was invited to join a panel discussion on the effectiveness of standards and certification for reinforcing tropical supply chains. Based on a wide range of serious impact studies and other evidence, the general insight that commodity certification provides some…

Key challenges for reinforcing food and nutrition security

Food and nutrition security
By: Ruerd Ruben · 20 July 2017
Category: Food security

The international research and practice communities working at the interface of agriculture, nutrition and health convened this summer at the Agriculture Nutrition & Health Academy (sponsored by IMMANA and DFID) and during the Feed-the-Future Innovation Lab (sponsored by USAID) in Kathmandu, Nepal. It was a real honour and rich learning…