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July 5, 2018
The influence of livestock-derived foods on nutrition during the first 1,000 days of life

This report synthesizes the best current evidence on the influence of livestock-derived foods, such as meat, milk and eggs, on the nutrition of pregnant and lactating mothers and infants during their first 1,000 days of life in low- and middle-income countries, especially in Africa and Asia. »

AGRI-QUEST report documentary 2016-2019
May 24, 2018Research project
AGRI-QUEST report documentary 2016-2019

The Applied Research Fund project “Strengthening Agribusiness Ethics, Quality standards and ICT Usage in Uganda’s Value Chains (AGRI-QUEST)” has published a documentary which shows the progress of the project implementation. »

Learning journey Kenya 2017
July 27, 2017Knowledge activity
Learning journey Kenya 2017

A group of Food Security Advisors and Agricultural Counsellors from 12 Dutch embassies across Africa, Asia and from the Netherlands visited Kenya from June 12 to 15, 2017. The highlights from the field visits and reflection sessions are available in a special edition of our newsletter and have been incorporated in an informative short video. »

July 26, 2017Knowledge Portal
The contribution of Swaziland Dairy Board on dairy farmers’ productivity

This article aimed to establish the contribution of Swaziland Dairy Board (SDB) policy goals on smallholder dairy farmers’ productivity. The SDB was established to promote increased dairy production to satisfy the domestic and export market. »

May 22, 2017Knowledge Portal
Women’s struggle in food value chains

This article discusses women’s struggle in food value chains, in particular the dairy value chain. Women in sub-Saharan Africa play a key role in informal and formal stages of food value chains, including as producers, processors, traders and consumers. At the same time, fostering food value chains has become both a priority and a challenge for many stakeholders in Africa. »

April 11, 2017Knowledge Portal
Assessing use of the Mazzican to transport and improve milk quality in Tanzania

This report presents results of field testing a new and affordable food grade plastic container (the “Mazzican“) to assess acceptability and validate its efficacy to improve the bacteriological quality of milk when it is used for handling and transportation of raw milk by agro-pastoralists and smallholder farmers. »