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June 18, 2018Knowledge Portal
Agricultural investment funds for development

This report explores agricultural investment funds as a vehicle for financing agricultural businesses and projects. Investment is essential for the growth of the agricultural sector. Agricultural investment funds, which help mitigate investment risks, increasingly contribute to the agricultural investment growth, »

April 25, 2018Knowledge Portal
Critical capital for African agrifood small and medium enterprises

This study focuses on  agrifood small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that form the ‘missing middle’: too large for micro-finance and too small for mainstream banks and private equity firms. The study evaluates the access of risk capital by agrifood SMEs. »

Netherlands-CGIAR partnership launches research call on improving Seed Systems in Asia and Sub-Sahara Africa
January 31, 2018News
Netherlands-CGIAR partnership launches research call on improving Seed Systems in Asia and Sub-Sahara Africa

The Netherlands-CGIAR partnership has launched a  Call for research proposals which generate insights that contribute to improving “seed” systems in Asia and Sub-Sahara Africa. Applications for pre-proposals can be submitted until April 12, 2018. The deadline for full proposals will be August 30, 2018. »

November 15, 2017Knowledge Portal
Small Grants, Big Impacts

This policy brief shows how small grants work, why they are effective, and how governments, international institutions and donors could use them to ensure that funding comes to the right place. Small grants funds, which are set up locally, can form the link between large donors and grassroots organisations. »

Research call “Enabling and Scaling Genetic Improvement and Propagation Materials”
August 31, 2017News
Research call “Enabling and Scaling Genetic Improvement and Propagation Materials”

In October, a consultation meeting will be organized to advise and inform an upcoming research call “Enabling and Scaling Genetic Improvement and Propagation Materials” in the context of the NL-CGIAR strategic partnership. »

Eighty million Euro for Agri-food system research for development: NL-CGIAR partnership
July 13, 2017News
Eighty million Euro for Agri-food system research for development: NL-CGIAR partnership

The Government of the Netherlands confirmed the new multi-year Netherlands-CGIAR strategic partnership to strengthen collaboration in agri-food system research for development. This partnership program has been prepared with stakeholders from the Netherlands and the CGIAR System Organization. »