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April 5, 2017Knowledge Portal
Creating mutual benefits: examples of gender and biodiversity outcomes in horticultural activities

This series of fact sheets features Bioversity International case studies with local NGOs and partners. These case studies illustrate successful outcomes in gender and biodiversity through the use of gender-specific research methods. Three of these factsheets take place in forest and agroforestry landscapes and have interesting lessons for horticultural activities. »

March 28, 2017Knowledge Portal
Community forum on employment creation in the horticulture sector in Kenya

This report explains the key messages that emerged during the forum on ‘Employment creation in the horticulture sector in Kenya’. This forum was hosted by The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) in collaboration with the Centre for African Bio-Entrepreneurship (CABE) to encourage the use of research evidence in the formulation of employment creation policies. The forum brought together 35 policy actors, practitioners and researchers. The report covers the features of the horticulture sub-sector, challenges for job creation and strategies to improve employment creation in the sub-sector in Kenya. »

November 10, 2016Knowledge Portal
Nutrition-sensitive value chains: the case of vegetables in Yayu biosphere reserve, Ethiopia

This report by PROIntenseAfrica provides advice on and prospects of the sustainable intensification of the value chains of different fruits and vegetables in Ethiopia and the potential impacts on the various stakeholders. There is growing recognition of the emergence of a “triple burden” of malnutrition with hunger, overconsumption, and micronutrient deficiency (“hidden hunger”) occurring simultaneously among low-income countries. »

September 22, 2016Knowledge Portal
Agrifood youth employment and engagement study

This report by the Michigan State University examines the potential of Sub-Saharan Africa’s agrifood systems to provide new jobs for unemployed, underemployed and disadvantaged youth, and identifies constraints affecting the capacity of youth to take up these economic opportunities. According to the report, Sub-Saharan Africa’s agricultural sector is rapidly changing and can be a key driver of youth employment and economic transformation. »

September 12, 2016Knowledge Portal
Horticultural exports and food security in developing countries

This article in the Global Food Security Journal, reviews the channels through which horticultural exports affect food security in developing countries. The authors describe the trends in horticultural export chains and investigate the macro- and micro-level effects on the different components of food security, including availability, access, utilization and stability. »

July 4, 2016Knowledge Portal
Vegetable seed availability and implications for developing countries: A perspective from Morocco

This paper, published in the Outlook on Agriculture journal, provides an overview and analysis of vegetable seed industries in developing countries, with a focus on Morocco, and the resulting influences on smaller subsistence farmers. The ongoing problems and issues related to the absence of vegetable seed industries in developing countries will undoubtedly affect food production, nutritional health and the resulting food security in these countries for future generations. »