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Knowledge sharing and research uptake are an integral part of the ARF research projects. The Platform facilitates knowledge exchange and learning with close and wider groups of stakeholders. News items on various events and workshops related to ARF can be found on this page.

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NWO-WOTRO and the F&BKP, in close cooperation with the Dutch Ministries of Foreign and Economic Affairs are organizing a “Food & Business Research – Policy Dialogue Conference” (working title), on December 1, 2017 in The Hague, the Netherlands. »

Nine new projects awarded in third call round 2 Applied Research Fund (ARF)
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Nine new projects under the second round of the third call of the Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF) have received funding from NWO-WOTRO. The new ARF projects will start in the next few months and will take up to three years. »

Report ARF-2 projects International workshop and public seminar in Benin
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In October 2016 ARF-2 project members met for a learning exchange during the second International workshop of the Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF) in Cotonou, Benin. The workshop focused on knowledge exchange and strategies of co-creation and research uptake. »

Nine Ugandan Food & Business projects gathered to enhance their policy relevance
February 2, 2017News
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Representatives of nine Applied Research Fund (ARF) projects – from research, the private sector and NGOs and governmental agencies – gathered for a country workshop in Entebbe on the 26th and the 27th of January. They discussed and reflected upon emerging findings and results of research on food security and private sector development. »

Fruitful exchanges during ARF and GCP workshops in Ghana on enhancing research impact for food security
December 23, 2016News
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Representatives from research, the private sector, NGOs and governmental agencies from ARF and GCP research projects as well as interested experts all gathered recently in Ghana from 12 to 15 December, 2016. Ghanaian experts in the field of food security were also present. »

ARF workshop in Benin on enhancing research impact for food security completed successfully
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Practitioners and researchers of seventeen projects within the NWO-WOTRO Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF), gathered in a workshop in Benin from October 25 to 28, 2016. »

Report ARF & CRF projects workshop, Uganda 2015
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Report ARF & CRF projects workshop, Uganda 2015

From Thursday October 1 until Saturday October 3, 2015 the “Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF) First Call projects and Competitive Research Fund (CRF) projects workshop” took place in Entebbe, Uganda. The final report, including links to all PowerPoint presentations, has been published now. »

Successful workshop in Uganda on knowledge co-creation and research uptake for food security
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Co-creation, stakeholder engagement and commercialization of knowledge were the central themes at the three-day-workshop on Food and Business Research in Uganda. About 40 project representatives and 25 external stakeholders actively engaged to enhance the uptake of research with a strong focus on SMEs. »

ARF: An innovative research grant
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From November 11 till 14, 2014, a ‘write-shop’ targeting the second Call of the Applied Research Fund (ARF) took place in Uganda. This NWO-WOTRO fund provides grants to applied research contributing to innovation for food security and private sector development in the 15 partner countries of Dutch development cooperation. All research is jointly conducted by local practitioners’ organizations, research, and/or higher education organizations. »