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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. »

July 3, 2017Knowledge Portal
Agricultural innovation and adaptation to climate change: Empirical evidence from diverse agro-ecologies in South Asia

This article generates empirical evidence on emerging agricultural innovations in contrasting socio-economic, geographical and agro-ecological contexts. The study demonstrates that several farm practices (innovations) have emerged in response to multiple drivers over time, with various forms of institutional and policy support, including incentives to reduce risks in the adoption of innovative practice. »

June 11, 2017Knowledge Portal
Sorghum seed storage in Purdue Improved Crop Storage bags and improvised containers

This article elaborates on options for seed storage for smallholder farmers and specifically looks at multiple uses for the Purdue Improved Crop Storage bags and improvised containers and their efficiency. Seed storage is a major challenge for smallholder farmers in developing nations. »

African Journal of Rural Development Call for Papers
May 16, 2017News
African Journal of Rural Development Call for Papers

The African Journal of Rural Development has published a Call for Papers for Multi-stakeholder Research & Innovation Platforms in Agricultural Research for Development. Deadline for submission is July 15, 2017. »

Feeding an urbanizing world
May 8, 2017Knowledge activity
Feeding an urbanizing world
Theme: Inclusive Business

Dutch agrofood companies are reflecting on the role they can play in the increasing worldwide demand for (fresh) food produce. To feed growing cities in a sustainable way, they need to speed up the pace of innovation, share knowledge and position themselves better. These were some of the conclusions of the “Feeding Cities” meeting, held on April 18, 2017. »

Fit-to-Purpose strategies by Dutch agrofood companies
May 5, 2017Study
Fit-to-Purpose strategies by Dutch agrofood companies
Theme: Inclusive Business

Mid 2015, Pure Birds and the Postharvest Network, supported by the F&BKP, started a programme around Fit-to-Purpose strategies of Dutch agrofood companies. Two events were organized and as a follow-up a position paper and three factsheets on the Fit-to-Purpose strategies of DADTCO, Geerlofs and Growpact were published. »