Emerald Open Research: Volume 1 Issue 6 , Open Access


Table of contents - Special Issue: Sustainable Food Systems

Determinants of perception of climate change and adaptation strategies of coffee-based agroforestry farmers in western Ethiopia

Beshea Abdissa Chemeda, Feyera Senbeta Wakjira, Emiru Birhane

Background: A range of local social and environmental factors has an impact on farmers' views of climate change and choices on the use of coping mechanisms. This study examines…

Gender gaps in child nutrition in Malawi: does cultural lineage matter?

Martin Limbikani Mwale, Tony Mwenda Kamninga, Lucius Cassim

The paper investigates whether cultural lineage mediates gender gaps in child nutrition. It captures nutrition using height-for-age and stunting. The analysis uses the 2014 Malawi…

Implication of quality uncertainty on market exchange: the case of seed industry in Kilolo district, Tanzania

Saadan A. Edson, Adam M. Akyoo

An increasing demand of agricultural intensification and value addition necessitates the use of improved inputs such as improved seed. Smallholder farmers contribute about 70% of…

Going virtual: adapting in-person interactive focus groups to the online environment

Jonathan Menary, Stacia Stetkiewicz, Abhishek Nair, Petra Jorasch, Amrit K. Nanda, Adrien Guichaoua, Mariana Rufino, Arnout R.H. Fischer, Jessica A.C. Davies

Restrictions on social interaction and travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic have affected how researchers approach fieldwork and data collection. Whilst online focus groups have…

The normalisation of food aid: what happened to feeding people well?

Martin Caraher, Robbie Davison

In the UK, food poverty has increased in the last 15 years and the food aid supply chain that has emerged to tackle it is now roughly 10 years old. In this time, we have seen the…

Framing food security and food loss statistics for incisive supply chain improvement and knowledge transfer between Kenyan, Indian and United Kingdom food manufacturers

Wayne Martindale, Isobel Wright, Lilian Korir, Arnold M. Opiyo, Benard Karanja, Samuel Nyalala, Mahesh Kumar, Simon Pearson, Mark Swainson

The application of global indices of nutrition and food sustainability in public health and the improvement of product profiles has facilitated effective actions that increase…

China and the USA, a higher perceived risk for UK consumers in a post COVID-19 food system: the impact of country of origin and ethical information on consumer perceptions of food

Beth Armstrong, Christian Reynolds

Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted global food systems and consumer eating habits. The current study explores how country of origin and ethical status information…

Growing your own in times of crisis: the role of home food growing in perceived food insecurity and well-being during the early COVID-19 lockdown

Bethan R. Mead, Jessica A.C. Davies, Natalia Falagán, Sofia Kourmpetli, Lingxuan Liu, Charlotte A. Hardman

Household food insecurity and poor well-being have increased during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and resulting lockdown measures. Home food growing has been…

Effect of climate change on gender roles among communities surrounding Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda

Judith Irene Nagasha, Lawrence Mugisha, Elizabeth Kaase-Bwanga, Howard Onyuth, Michael Ocaido

Background: Climate change has been increasingly recognized as a global crisis with effects on gender roles. Recently, communities surrounding Lake Mburo national park, Uganda…



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2023 – 2023

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Emerald Publishing Limited