We explore the impacts of selected global food security policies on the resilience of smallholding farmers in Africa; we aim to identify crucial aspects for an appropriate design of these policy instruments; and we want to promote knowledge transfer and social learning.
POLISES considers food security policies, decided at the international level, which support and shape locally installed policy instruments. Our research will focus on the resulting dynamics at the local level.
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Coping with Risk
Land use by smallholders in drylands is to a large extent driven by high climate risk. Traditional and new ways exist to cope with this type of risk. Traditional strategies include, for instance, pastoral mobility or the use of social networks to deal with droughts. New opportunities to manage risk...
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The research in POLISES focuses on two case studies: the pastoralist areas of the Eastern High Plateau in Morocco, and the region of Borana pastoralists in southern Ethiopia and northern Kenya.
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We plan to develop, with partners, a prototype of an educational web-based game on food security. It is targeted at secondary school students...
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