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New modes of joint action to enhance Dutch agrofood sector investments in Africa
June 14, 2018Knowledge activity
New modes of joint action to enhance Dutch agrofood sector investments in Africa

“Articulating demand is crucial” – “The biggest challenge for investors are trained and skilled people” – “Platforms of local and Dutch companies are crucial connectors of different worlds”. These were the main modes of joint action formulated during the workshop “Private sector coalitions to feed African Cities”, organized by the F&BKP during the foodFIRST conference on June 1, 2018 in Utrecht and as an activity under the umbrella of the “Innovation Network Feeding Cities”.  »

April 5, 2018Knowledge Portal
Nutrition sensitive value chains: Theory, progress, and open questions

This paper takes a consumer focus on value chains to consider the types of interventions that could lead to improved intakes of micronutrient-rich foods, and reviews the present literature on the types of value chain assessments, interventions, and initiatives that are attempting to improve nutrition. »

Expert roundtable: To feed growing global cities Dutch companies need a different mindset
March 15, 2018Knowledge activity
Expert roundtable: To feed growing global cities Dutch companies need a different mindset

The Dutch agrofood sector needs to change its mindset if it is to capitalize on one of the biggest opportunities of the 21st century: feeding the growing cities of emerging economies. This was one of the main conclusions of an expert roundtable organized as part of the Innovation Network Feeding Cities. »

RUAF policy brief “The Role of the Private Sector in City Region Food Systems”
February 19, 2018Study
RUAF policy brief “The Role of the Private Sector in City Region Food Systems”

Increased recognition of the role that food can play in responding to various urban sustainability concerns provides new market and engagement opportunities for the private sector. RUAF Foundation published a policy brief that reports on a recent study, implemented by RUAF and supported by the F&BKP and the CGIAR Water Land and Ecosystems Programme, on the role of the private sector in building more sustainable and resilient city region food systems. »

February 5, 2018Knowledge Portal
What roles could private actors play in agricultural adaptation in sub-Saharan Africa?

This discussion brief examines the role of private actors in publicly funded agricultural adaptation projects in sub-Saharan Africa, identifying different types of involvement. The goal is to provide a foundation for exploring ways to expand the role of private actors, and to identify ways in which public climate finance could be used to catalyze and scale up private investment in the sector. »

YEP Effect 3, including YEP Vision 2030
January 11, 2018News
YEP Effect 3, including YEP Vision 2030

The YEP Programme Bureau has published the third edition of YEP Effect with inspiring stories from Young Experts in Water and Agrofood, their organizations and their working environment and more information on the YEP Vision 2030. »