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Midterm discussions First Call Food & Business Global Challenges Programme
April 12, 2017Knowledge activity
Midterm discussions First Call Food & Business Global Challenges Programme

The five GCP-1 projects came together for their midterm workshop in Accra, Ghana. The workshop also included a public meeting on “Inclusive Food Value Chains”. The detailed report of the three-day workshop is now available online. »

GCP-1 midterm facsheet: Inclusive value chain collaboration in Ghana & South Africa
March 14, 2017Research project
GCP-1 midterm facsheet: Inclusive value chain collaboration in Ghana & South Africa

Please download the factsheet with midterm results of this GCP-1 project. »

Joint learning with a focus on smallholders: a custom-made process
March 8, 2017News
Joint learning with a focus on smallholders: a custom-made process

In the end of 2016, the five NWO-WOTRO projects funded within the first call of the Global Challenges Programma (GCP-1) of the Food and Business Research Programme were at their midterm stage. »

The relevance of longer-term research
March 6, 2017News
The relevance of longer-term research

Longer-term research has as much, but complementary, relevance for the objective of food security as shorter-term research. The research funded through the Food & Business Global Challenges Programme (GCP) may last four to five years. This allows for methodologies that require time to lead to results, such as in-depth studies, iterative research approaches and more »

February 15, 2017Knowledge Portal
Bittersweet vanilla: the unsavoury story of vanilla farmers in Madagascar’s Sava Region

This report by Fairfood and CNV Internationaal identifies a host of interventions that will improve the situation of farmers in the vanilla value chain in Madagascar. The report examines the riches that vanilla production delivers, and the abject poverty many vanilla farmers experience. Vanilla is one of the most expensive and widely exported spices in the world, yet the large majority of the 80,000 smallholder vanilla farmers do not see this reflected in their income and are often even unable to provide food for themselves and their families. »

November 2, 2016Knowledge Portal
Innovation for inclusive value-chain development: Successes and challenges

This publication assesses how to improve agricultural value chains, particularly value chains that include smallholders. Despite increasing use of innovation-system and value-chain approaches to promote rural income growth, poverty reduction, and greater gender equity, there is little systematic knowledge about how to operationalize value-chain approaches in different contexts and how best to evaluate innovation and value-chain development. This book consists of 14 papers that present results of recent work associated with CGIAR and its partners in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. »