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Poultry development in Eastern Africa, What next?
July 24, 2018Study
Poultry development in Eastern Africa, What next?
Theme: Regional Trade for Food Security

The poultry sector in Eastern Africa has been growing rapidly for the past five years driven by various factors. As a result, poultry production has gradually grown from a mainly backyard keeping system to a more professional and commercial value chain. A study and learning trajectory of NABC and WUR analyse the way in which national poultry value chains in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda are influenced by the dependency on inputs from and market outlets in other countries in the region.   »

Agribusiness-based advisory services (ABAS) project - report and workshop
July 9, 2018Knowledge activity
Agribusiness-based advisory services (ABAS) project – report and workshop
Theme: Inclusive Business

In many developing countries, agribusinesses are highly engaged in providing services to small-scale farmers, including agricultural advisory or extension services. Yet, the phenomenon of agribusiness-based advisory services (ABAS) has received little attention in the study of and discourse on advisory services. KIT, Agriterra, Moyee Coffee, and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform have therefore joined hands in a learning trajectory that studied advisory service delivery to small-scale farmers by agri-businesses. »

Learning Platforms for land-based investments in Tanzania, Mozambique and Uganda
July 5, 2018Study
Learning Platforms for land-based investments in Tanzania, Mozambique and Uganda
Theme: Land Governance

The Netherlands Land Academy, together with the Food & Business Knowledge Platform, CIFOR and Shared Value Foundation jointly set out in 2017 to design and implement three multi-stakeholder Learning Platforms around investment hubs in Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda. The final synthesis report has now been published. »

Learning trajectory on Green Education in Partnerships
June 15, 2018Knowledge activity
Learning trajectory on Green Education in Partnerships

The Borderless Network initiative developed a common ambition and agenda for the internationalization of green education. HAS University of Applied Sciences – on behalf of the Borderless Network, and financed by the F&BKP – executed a learning trajectory. The study focused on different partnership modalities between green education institutes and other actors. The analysis was discussed in several meetings which resulted in recommendations for the Borderless Network and its members.  »

How to make agricultural programmes work for nutrition
May 31, 2018Knowledge activity
How to make agricultural programmes work for nutrition
Theme: Nutrition Security

“Nutrition-sensitive agriculture interventions have due potential to improve diets.” This is one of the takeaways from a recent expert meeting on how to make agricultural programs work for nutrition, and which approaches to use to measure progress. The preliminary findings of the meeting, which took place in The Hague on May 17 and was organized by the Netherlands Working Group on international Nutrition (NWGN) in collaboration with the F&BKP, are now available. »

Youth in Agricultural Cooperatives: a two-way street?
April 5, 2018Study
Youth in Agricultural Cooperatives: a two-way street?
Theme: Youth in agrofood systems

This new explorative study, conducted by KIT, WCDI and YPARD, provides insights directly from youth through case studies in Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. It explores the potential advantages and challenges of cooperative membership for young women and men, and the advantages and challenges for cooperatives to increase youth participation. »

Building food and nutrition sensitive landscapes
April 5, 2018Knowledge activity
Building food and nutrition sensitive landscapes

Many Dutch organizations are addressing Food and Nutrition Security (FNS), while at the same time they are investing in landscape approaches. During the NLandscape meeting on February 28, participants discussed how to strengthen approaches towards food and nutrition sensitive landscapes. »

Enhancing the effectiveness of agriculture-to-nutrition pathways
April 3, 2018Study
Enhancing the effectiveness of agriculture-to-nutrition pathways
Theme: Nutrition Security

Increased agricultural productivity does not automatically translate to improved nutrition. That is the main challenge addressed in a new report “Enhancing the effectiveness of agriculture-to-nutrition pathways: Key insights from a gender analysis of impact evaluation design” published by the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), in collaboration with the F&BKP. »

Agribusiness-based Advisory Services (ABAS) project, update 02
March 28, 2018Knowledge activity
Agribusiness-based Advisory Services (ABAS) project, update 02
Theme: Inclusive Business

In September 2017, the main key questions resulting in an analytical framework were formulated for the collaborative learning trajectory “Agribusiness-based Advisory Services”. In the second phase, the team selected 29 cases for the eplorative study and discussed the draft findings with core group partners on March 15, 2018. »