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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.