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June 5, 2018Knowledge Portal
Agroforestry: Why don’t farmers plant more trees?

This blog focuses around the question: why isn’t every farmer planting trees? Agroforestry has proven to cultivate more diverse, productive and profitable crops, helps protect the environment and gives financial benefits. The main reasons farmer resist agroforestry are described as well as opportunities for adoption. »

April 20, 2018Knowledge Portal
Farm production diversity and dietary quality: Linkages and measurement issues

This research analysed whether higher levels of farm production diversity contribute to improved diets in smallholder farm households. Different indicators are used and compared to better understand the underlying linkages.  »

March 21, 2018Knowledge Portal
Developing nutrition-sensitive value chains in Indonesia

This report summarizes a number of studies to determine how to design nutrition-sensitive value chains for smallholders in Indonesia. The researchers suggest that strengthened value chains for foods could make business sense for smallholders and lay the foundations for a strong local food system that sustainably delivers nutritious foods for healthy diets. »

March 12, 2018Knowledge Portal
Farmers gain access to and control over seeds

This journal is a special edition centred around the question: How do small-scale farmers from Africa and Asia come upon good quality seeds, and what problems do they face in the process. Policymakers, development workers, farmers and private companies are consulted to answer this question. »

December 20, 2017Knowledge Portal
Pathway analysis of vegetable farming commercialization

This article analyzes factors that determine farmers’ intention to commercialize vegetable farming; and the effect of commercialization on farmers’ income in four major vegetable producing regions of Eastern Indonesia. Results indicate that commercial vegetable farming provides economic advantage in terms of increased income and benefits for the whole rural community. »

September 12, 2017Knowledge Portal
Access to finance from different finance provider types: Farmer knowledge of the requirements

This article compares farmer knowledge of the requirements to obtain finance with the actual requirements set by different finance provider types. This can provide valuable insights to policy makers about ways to improve farmers’ access to finance.  »