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Development of two pilot allotment gardens in two cities of Benin
November 14, 2017Research project
Development of two pilot allotment gardens in two cities of Benin

In the framework of the GCP project “Allotment gardens and food security in urban Africa” two allotment pilots are being developed to assess their impact on food security of urban poor. After a long search with the support of local authorities, two sites have been found in Benin, at Calavi and Porto-Novo. »

Inclusive agribusiness and food security. Suggestions to increase the positive impact of your business
September 20, 2017Research project
Inclusive agribusiness and food security. Suggestions to increase the positive impact of your business

This summary, based on two master theses research in the context of the GCP project “Follow the Food”, provides insight in how FDIs in Sub Saharan Africa can foster inclusive and sustainable local development and as such contribute to food security for smallholder farmers. »

Nine new projects awarded in third call round 2 Applied Research Fund (ARF)
July 13, 2017News
Nine new projects awarded in third call round 2 Applied Research Fund (ARF)

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. »

Conflict Sensitivity in Food Security Programming. How to
July 12, 2017Study
Conflict Sensitivity in Food Security Programming. How to “do good” in fragile settings?

The Broker, supported by the F&BKP, has recently started an explorative study on conflict sensitivity of Dutch Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) policies. Mali, Burundi and Ethiopia have been chosen as case countries. »

Gender and power analysis
June 8, 2017Research project
Gender and power analysis

During the annual review meeting of the ARF project “Cassava Applied Research for Food Security in Northern Uganda”, the research consortium managed to do a gender and power analysis for the project, especially looking at roles between women and men along the cassava value chain, control and access to resources, decision making and needs. »

May 15, 2017Knowledge Portal
Small-scale poultry and food security in resource-poor settings

This article reviews how small-scale poultry can contribute to improved household food and nutrition security. Small-scale poultry production systems are mostly found in rural, resource-poor areas that often also experience food insecurity. These poultry systems are accessible to vulnerable groups of society, and provide households with income and nutritionally-rich food sources. »