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Increasing investments of the Dutch Agri-food sector in emerging economies
January 30, 2018Knowledge activity
Increasing investments of the Dutch Agri-food sector in emerging economies

Sufficient and healthy food for the booming African cities is a huge challenge. Dutch agri-food companies already play a significant role in the increasing worldwide demand for (fresh) food produce. On January 16, 2018, the F&BKP and MVO Nederland organized the second meeting of the “Innovation Network Feeding Cities” to facilitate sharing of experiences in practice, matchmaking of ideas and people, and looking for improvement of the enabling institutional environment. »

Building bridges and joining forces for innovation
December 12, 2017Knowledge activity
Building bridges and joining forces for innovation

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” With this old Ghanaian saying Worlali Senyo, Director of Growth, Development and Research at Farmerline Ltd in Ghana, opened the session on “Innovation for Food Security”. The saying adequately captured the issue at the heart of the discussions, i.e. that meaningful innovation for food security requires joint efforts and the explicit inclusion of multiple stakeholders and local communities to ensure the widespread uptake of solutions. »

Granted GCP projects scaling up Climate Smart Agriculture
November 9, 2017News
Granted GCP projects scaling up Climate Smart Agriculture

WOTRO, in collaboration with the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the F&BKP, granted eight projects in the fourth call within the Global Challenges Programme (GCP). The call focuses on contributing to business models, incentives and innovative finance for scaling Climate Smart Agriculture. »

October 2, 2017Knowledge Portal
Food transitions 2030

This policy document provides a vision on the required transition from the current unsustainable food system to a healthy, circular and resource-efficient paradigm. This is a hugely complex transition since the multiple aspects of food production and consumption are closely interconnected and changing one aspect can easily have major unintended consequences. »

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. »