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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. »

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. »

June 29, 2016Knowledge Portal
Inclusive business models: Guidelines for improving linkages between producer groups and buyers of agricultural produce

These guidelines by FAO have been developed to support the growth of inclusive business models (IBMs) that integrate smallholders into agricultural value chains. Small actors in agricultural value chains are tied to markets through a series of forward and backward business linkages, which incorporate various types of business models. The complexity of these business models varies according to the commodity, number of actors involved, local context and market structure. »

May 30, 2016Knowledge Portal
Gender analysis training for EKN projects report

This report of an expert meeting initiated by AgriProFocus in cooperation with Dutch embassy in Ethiopia, highlights the importance of gender analysis in each stage of a (development) program/project. It also provides a practical four-step approach to integrate a gender analysis in projects. »

Successful Wicked World – Bee Collective session in Nairobi on reduction of potato losses
December 1, 2015Knowledge activity
Successful Wicked World – Bee Collective session in Nairobi on reduction of potato losses
Theme: Food Wastage

On November 20, 2015, Bee Collective, Wicked Problems Plaza, Postharvest Network and the F&BKP organized a Wicked World – Bee Collective session titled, “Potato losses, Value chain efficiency and Food security” in the Nailab, an innovation hub for social businesses in Nairobi, Kenya. »