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Publications

  • Impact of COVID-19 on women workers in the horticulture sector in Kenya

    A rapid assessment of the effects of COVID-19 by Hivos East Africa’s Women@Work indicates that food security is a major concern for flower farm workers mainly due to job losses and increasing food prices.

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  • Making civic space resilient

    In Making civic space resilient, Cordaid and Hivos investigate how people around the world deal with the oppression of their desires and hopes, and how they are able to restore human dignity after it has been violated.

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  • A manual for strengthening women’s leadership in the horticultural sector

    This manual will help you carry out a strategy to develop transformative feminist leadership in the East African Horticultural sector.

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  • Beyond maize: exploring agricultural diversification in Zambia

    Despite the Zambian government’s intention to diversify agriculture, the country is still heavily reliant on a narrow range of crops. This discussion paper explores the reasons for the lack of agricultural diversity from the perspectives of smallholder households, market actors and extension officers.

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  • A lobby and advocacy approach to energy access

    This document is a description of Hivos’ lobby and advocacy approach to promoting green and inclusive energy. It gives an inside look into the often unpredictable and challenging – but also exciting – profession of advocates. The document describes how we think change happens and can be used as a guide by others.

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  • Beyond Fire – how to achieve electric cooking

    Cooking with renewable electricity is now well within the range of cost-competitiveness of other cooking alternatives, concludes the new report Beyond fire: how to achieve electric cooking. Important because cooking with charcoal and firewood sources still accounts for four million premature deaths.

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  • 10 Rich underutilised crops

    People have a right to define their own food system. This includes which seeds they use. Ten rich, underutilized cropscaptures theefforts of farmers in Nakuru County, Kenya, to promote and sustain the varieties they grow.

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  • Innovating for Social Change: Hivos Strategic Plan 2016 – 2020

    This concise strategic plan guides the strategic decision-making processes,
    it guides Hivos in how and where best to spend our energy and our resources. A complementary business plan provides information on how operations are structured and organized.

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  • Citizen generated evidence for a more sustainable and healthy food system

    When communities generate evidence themselves, they aremore effective in lobbying and advocating for their priorities. So theydepend less on others to set their agenda.

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