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September 14, 2017Knowledge Portal
Policy options to accelerate variety change among smallholder farmers in South Asia and Africa South of the Sahara

This discussion paper explores the importance of varietal turnover in advanced and transitional seed systems for food staples in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. The genetic improvement of food staple crops cultivated by small-scale farmers is a well-established route to increasing agricultural productivity and improving rural livelihoods. »

Save the date Food & Business Research – Policy Dialogue
September 14, 2017News
Save the date Food & Business Research – Policy Dialogue

NWO-WOTRO and the F&BKP, in close cooperation with the Dutch Ministries of Foreign and Economic Affairs are organizing a “Food & Business Research – Policy Dialogue Conference” (working title), on December 1, 2017 in The Hague, the Netherlands. »

August 30, 2017Knowledge Portal
Urbanization, rural transformation, and food security

This position paper gives policy recommendations to meet the challenge of improving food security and nutrition in the context of changing rural-urban dynamics. Policies and interventions have to adopt an integrated approach to development, dealing with rural and urban regions as part of a unified continuum of food systems. »

July 4, 2017Knowledge Portal
The role of urban-based agriculture on food security: Kenyan case studies

This article characterizes urban farming and urban-based rural farming in two medium-sized towns in Kenya. The article further assesses food security levels of urban households engaged in farming and households that do not farm. »

June 28, 2017Knowledge Portal
The Netherlands, your partner in quality seed

This brochure presents an overview of the role of Dutch companies, policymakers and researchers in the development of quality seed and seed sectors globally. Over the next few years, the demand for food is set to increase. Quality seed is essential in order to meet this demand. »

June 19, 2017Knowledge Portal
Africa’s youth employment challenge: New perspectives

This issue of the IDS Bulletin reflects challenges to youth employment in Africa and demonstrates how political context shapes youth-related policy. It illustrates the need for critical reflection on the multiple and divergent meanings of work and highlight an urgent need to rethink interventions that promote entrepreneurship. »