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Vacancies at HAS University of Applied Sciences
March 22, 2018News
Vacancies at HAS University of Applied Sciences

HAS University of Applied Sciences has two vacancies, Lecturer Crop Production Systems and Lecturer International Agri-food Marketing. Location is ‘s-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands, the appointment is for 0.8 fte, initially for one year, leading to a permanent appointment following a positive appraisal. Application deadline for both vacancies is April 2, 2018 HAS University of Applied »

February 28, 2018Knowledge Portal
Food and agricultural innovation pathways for prosperity

This paper characterizes concisely the vast inter-related literature on agriculture research for development context, mechanisms, and impacts as a framework and foundation for the expert assessments of specific mechanisms. »

December 20, 2017Knowledge Portal
Can agriculture create job opportunities for youth?

This blog reviews whether agriculture can provide job opportunities for youth. First, undoubtedly, the share of farming jobs is shrinking. Yet the process can only be sustained if labor productivity in farming increases, through innovation in production as well as better access to markets to sell the surplus. ICT is helping with both. »

March 6, 2017Knowledge Portal
Value chain upgrading and the inclusion of smallholders in markets: Reflections on contributions of multi-stakeholder processes in dairy development in Tanzania

Increasingly, value chain approaches are integrated with multi-stakeholder processes to facilitate inclusive innovation and value chain upgrading of smallholders. This pathway to smallholder integration into agri-food markets has received limited analysis. This article in the The European Journal of Development Research analyses this integration through a case study of an ongoing smallholder dairy development programme in Tanzania. »

January 4, 2017Knowledge Portal
Towards a structured approach to support responsible scaling of innovations in the context of agrifood systems

This booklet by the Centre of Development Innovation (CDI) is part of a series of legacy products of the CGIAR Research Program on Integrated Systems for the Humid Tropics (Humidtropics). It structures key findings from earlier research towards an approach that connects a theory of change perspective specifically to the question of ‘how scaling happens’. »

September 5, 2016Knowledge Portal
Gender inequality in agrifood systems in Latin America and the Caribbean

In this study by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the value chains of cassava (Belize), quinoa (Bolivia), corn (Guatemala) and the regional cultivation of cotton are examined from a gender perspective, to enhance their sustainability. The FAO study notes that participation of women is more pronounced in activities that involve time and physical effort, such as planting, weeding and harvesting. »