Social innovation for nutrition-sensitive and sustainable agricultural development pathways. (KB-28-001-005)

  • Peters, Bram (Project Leader)

Project: EZproject

Project Details


The objective of this research is to identify development pathways in agriculture that stimulate both commercially viable (climate-smart) agriculture and improve the production and consumption of nutritious foods. It also explores what socially happens in processes of agricultural commercialisation and the implications for food and nutrition security, especially at farmer household level. The strategies and development pathways for food and nutrition security, and the methods to identify them, are examined for the country specific context of Myanmar (a largely agrarian nation at the early stages of institutional reform) within the regional context of ASEAN[1]. Evidence will be built through local case studies and bottom-up initiatives aimed at improving food and nutrition security of farmer households. This way, social innovation can foster the transition to a sustainable food system.

[1] Association of SouthEast Nations member states are Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myammar, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam.

Effective start/end date1/01/1631/12/18

Research Output

Open Access
Open Access

Farmers’ tales: adaptive strategies for agricultural commercialisation and food and nutrition security in Myanmar

Gabrielli, M., Herens, M. & Peters, B., Dec 2017, Wageningen: Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation. 96 p. (Report WCDI; no. 17-024)

Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional

Open Access
  • Activities

    • 1 Public lecture/debate/seminar

    Nutrition-sensitive commercialisation of agriculture - in search of pathways

    Marion Herens (Speaker)

    May 2016 → …

    Activity: Talk or presentationPublic lecture/debate/seminar