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Co-creation, research uptake and nutrition-sensitive value chains
February 21, 2018Knowledge activity
Co-creation, research uptake and nutrition-sensitive value chains

The third international workshop of the Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF) took place from February 13 to 16, 2018, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The workshop focused on on co-creation and research uptake and was organized by NWO-WOTRO and the F&BKP, in collaboration with AgriProFocus and IFPRI Ethiopia. The public seminar on the third day was entitled “The potential for nutrition-sensitive value chains”. »

Understanding better who benefits from Inclusive Business Models for Food and Nutrition Security
January 24, 2018Knowledge activity
Understanding better who benefits from Inclusive Business Models for Food and Nutrition Security

“Inclusive Business Models offer opportunities for economic and social development for certain groups, but they are not effective as means to poverty alleviation”. That finding was presented by Guus van Westen (Utrecht University), coordinator of the Follow the Food project. This entails one of the nine research consortia funded within GCP-2, that were all present during their midterm meeting in Kenya from January 15 till 19. »

Creating Stories of Change
January 22, 2018Knowledge activity
Creating Stories of Change

On November 1, 2017, NWO-WOTRO together with the Food & Business Knowledge Platform offered a training to GCP consortia on how to write and tell stories of change. The training was set up to enhance the skills of GCP researchers to identify and present their research insights to various target audiences. Several stories of change were developed after the training and published on the project pages. »

Brochure Applied Research Fund - Research innovations for food and nutrition security
December 13, 2017Study
Brochure Applied Research Fund – Research innovations for food and nutrition security

Achieving food and nutrition security for all is a global challenge, which is closely associated with efforts to end poverty, mitigate the effects of climate change and stop the worldwide depletion of natural capital. The Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF) aims to contribute, be it in a modest way, to tackling this urgent global challenge. Now that the ARF has reached the halfway point a brochure has been developed with experiences from partner perspectives so far. »

Research & policy: two peas in a pod?  Impression of a food security impact dialogue
December 13, 2017Expert opinion
Research & policy: two peas in a pod? Impression of a food security impact dialogue

The Dutch Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) and the Applied Research Fund (ARF) and Global Challenges Programme (GCP) research projects have made a lot of progress in improving the link between research and policy. With most of the 75 ARF/CGP research projects well under way, it is time to take stock. This was the purpose of the conference “Research & policy: two peas in a pod? A dialogue for food security impact” organized by F&BKP and NWO-WOTRO. »

Sugar and forestry investments in Uganda: lessons from a first Learning Platform in Jinja
December 13, 2017Expert opinion
Sugar and forestry investments in Uganda: lessons from a first Learning Platform in Jinja
Theme: Land Governance

After two Learning Platforms in Tanzania and Mozambique, LANDac and partners organized their third multi-stakeholder learning event in Jinja, Uganda on September 21 and 22, 2017. The platform in Jinja focused on two major investments in the region: one in agriculture (sugar) and one in forestry (pine trees and eucalyptus). »