Themes

Research conducted by the associates of the Centre covers four themes, reflecting the interdisciplinary approach to investigating food and nutrition security

Themes


Inequality in food security

Much of the Centre’s work starts off with identifying and analysing the specific characteristics of groups and/or locations where development progress has lagged and stagnated, or where it has taken off.

Policy coherence

Non-aid policies occasionnally conflict with aid policies, which has led to calls for improved coordination between different policy fields. Also the call for incorporating health aand food security concerns is rising.

Resilience of vulnerable groups

Resilience refers to the ability of the household to maintain a certain minimum standard of living, or of nutrition security, under adverse shocks.

Management of scarce resources

Healthy food depends crucially on the availability of inputs that are becoming increasingly scarce – land, water, and also essential micronutrients.