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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. »

A Sustainable Canola Value Chain linked to Sustainable Farming System
July 21, 2017Knowledge activity
A Sustainable Canola Value Chain linked to Sustainable Farming System

Growing demands for edible oil in Kenya offer opportunities to build stronger value chains, as well as to upscale the practice of conservation agriculture. This is what a group of eight commercial farmers realized when they invested in a canola oil processing factory and entered into a partnership with SNV and Unilever. This article summarizes »

Dairy Farmer Entrepreneurship Development
July 21, 2017Knowledge activity
Dairy Farmer Entrepreneurship Development

Effectively addressing dairy sector challenges in Kenya is the ambition of the KMDP program. This program provides skills, knowledge and other forms of support to medium-scale farmers and smallholders in the dairy value chain. It also enhances linkages between Kenyan and Dutch companies in the wake of the aid to trade agenda. This article summarizes »

March 2, 2017Knowledge Portal
Unlocking the potential of non-farm enterprises to reduce rural unemployment in Ghana

This policy briefing by IDS highlights the role of non-farm enterprise sector in the rural economy in Ghana. Non-farm enterprises have been viewed as one of the surest ways of reducing rural youth unemployment in the country. However, despite their potential, limited understanding of the diverse nature of the non-farm enterprise sector has led to policies that do not fully exploit its potential to reduce rural unemployment in Ghana. »

July 4, 2016Knowledge Portal
Millets value chain for nutritional security: A replicable success model from India

This book explores how the millet value chain can improve nutritional security. It demonstrates a successful and sustainable model for value addition to millets from production to consumption. The authors outline practical interventions to revive the demand for millets as a convenient and nutritive option for consumers, whilst presenting a reliable model that can be adapted for the development of other commodities. »