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Finance for Smallholder Farmers: takeaways July expert meetings
September 28, 2016News
Finance for Smallholder Farmers: takeaways July expert meetings
By: F&BKP Office

Last July, the Netherlands Platform for Inclusive Finance (NpM), together with AgriProFocus and funded by the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP), organized three expert meetings in Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. The aim of these meetings was to share the enormous wealth of knowledge from the research “Finance for Smallholders: Opportunities for risk management by linking »

Submission open Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF) third call second round
September 7, 2016News
Submission open Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF) third call second round
By: F&BKP Office

NWO-WOTRO Science for global development has launched the last round of the third call for proposals for the Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF). ARF is one of the two funding instruments within Food & Business Research, providing grants for demand-driven applied research that contributes to food security in the fifteen partner countries of »

New F&BKP literature review on social entrepreneurs as change makers for food security
August 18, 2016Discussion paper
New F&BKP literature review on social entrepreneurs as change makers for food security
By: F&BKP Office

Social entrepreneurship as a concept of doing business with a social mission has the potential to increase food and nutrition security. However, little is known about social entrepreneurs. Therefore, within the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) a literature review has been conducted. »

Finance for Smallholder Farmers: A new set of expert meetings
July 20, 2016News
Finance for Smallholder Farmers: A new set of expert meetings
By: F&BKP Office

After three successful expert meetings last year, firstly in Rwanda on January 24, then in Burundi on February 12 and later in Ethiopia on April 28, the Dutch Platform for Inclusive Finance (NpM), AgriProFocus and the Food and Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) have organized another series of expert meetings on their research, “Finance for Smallholders”. »

From the main Themes
Fruitful kick-off Food Connection Challenge
September 28, 2016Event report
Fruitful kick-off Food Connection Challenge
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Food Wastage

“What a waste!”: is the first thought that comes to mind when you realize that in many food industries up to 40% of food produce gets wasted due to postharvest issues. The Food Connection Challenge (FCC) focuses on fit-to-purpose solutions for postharvest losses in Ghana. »

Report regional workshop on Compost for Sustainable Agriculture
September 28, 2016Event report
Report regional workshop on Compost for Sustainable Agriculture
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Soil Management

Enhancing the knowledge and raising awareness about uses, challenges and potentials of organic nutrient sources was among the core objectives of a regional workshop by the Fertile Ground Initiative and CIAT held in Nairobi early September 2016. »

Measuring the effects of agricultural development interventions on nutrition
September 28, 2016News
Measuring the effects of agricultural development interventions on nutrition
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Nutrition Security

“Towards an improved framework for measuring the effects of agricultural development interventions on household and individual nutrition” is a one-year research project by Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) and collaborating partners. »

Reflection paper on land governance and food security
August 31, 2016News
Reflection paper on land governance and food security
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Land Governance

This reflection paper brings together the main findings and outcomes of three country-specific learning trajectories on land governance and food security in Uganda, Ghana and Ethiopia, to provide policy recommendations for improved land governance and food security in Africa. »

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20
Sep
FAO consultation
Tuesday 20 September 2016
until Tuesday 11 October 2016
All day event

This FNS Forum online consultation is part of a wider discussion to help elaborate the Work Programme for the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition. FAO invites appropriate stakeholders all over the world to engage and be connected in a meaningful way. »

28
Sep
Seed Africa Symposium 2016
Wednesday 28 September 2016
until Thursday 29 September 2016
All day event

The SEED Africa Symposium is an annual international forum for sharing knowledge and experience, establishing partnerships, and developing solutions to stimulate the growth of social and eco-entrepreneurship across the African continent, mainly in the agriculture and tourism. »

29
Sep
Launch Cool Farm Tool
Thursday 29 September 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the Cool Farm Alliance online to officially launch the the Cool Farm Tool (CFT). The online CFT is a greenhouse gas and biodiversity calculator for farming. It is unique in being useful at both ends of the supply chain. The CFT is free for growers. »

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