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Learnings from the Food Connection Challenge
March 8, 2017News
Learnings from the Food Connection Challenge
Theme: Food Wastage

The Food Connection Challenge (FCC), an initiative of BoPInc and Crosswise Works facilitated by the F&BKP and IBA, was launched as a business-led response to postharvest losses in Ghana. In this blogpost learnings from organizing this Challenge, including good practices, are shared to inform similar initiatives. »

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. »

December 19, 2016Knowledge Portal
Lessons learned: Designing and implementing conservation agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa

This “Lessons Learned” document reviews experiences over the last two decades in conservation agriculture and provides practical guidelines for the adoption of CA on program level and more technicallu. The three principles of conservation agriculture are: continuous minimum mechanical soil disturbance; permanent organic soil cover; and diversification. While CA took off in Latin America, adoption in sub-Saharan Africa has been limited due to different contexts and challenges. »

December 8, 2016Knowledge Portal
Tales of the Amsterdam Initiative against Malnutrition (AIM)

On this webpage the Amsterdam Initiative against Malnutrition shares podcasts with its lessons learnt. AIM uses market-based solutions and develops new social business models to ensure projects are financially sustainable in the long-term. The goal of AIM is to create systemic change and address barriers to market entry for nutritious products. The four podcasts, AIM-tales, are part of the AIM Learning Agenda in which the organisations involved share experiences. »

September 9, 2016Knowledge Portal
Agriculture finance support facility: Lessons learned

This report by the Agriculture Finance Support Facility’s (AgriFin) has two main chapters: the first deals with lessons learned from the design and implementation of AgriFin’s Technical Assistance program, while the second covers the lessons emerging from the design and implementation of the program. AgriFin aims to provide technical assistance and knowledge support primarily to financial institutions to help them develop their business models for financing smallholder farmers. »

May 2, 2016Knowledge Portal
How can we develop value chain programs that address climate risks?

This info note provides guidance for the design and development of climate-smart value chains. It provides lessons learned from the learning event on 25 February 2016 in Rome, held by IFAD and the CCAFS-CIGAR. Through a simple five step process, it provides a range of tools and resources that are available to supportthe development of climate-smart value chains in different stages. The key conclusion of the learning event is that building incountry capacity to use relevant tools for real decisions is even more important than building the tools. »