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Learning journey Kenya 2017
July 27, 2017Knowledge activity
Learning journey Kenya 2017

A group of Food Security Advisors and Agricultural Counsellors from 12 Dutch embassies across Africa, Asia and from the Netherlands visited Kenya from June 12 to 15, 2017. The highlights from the field visits and reflection sessions are available in a special edition of our newsletter and have been incorporated in an informative short video. »

New vacancies YEP programmes
July 24, 2017News
New vacancies YEP programmes

There are nine new Young Expert Programmes (YEP) job opportunities available. Main goal of the YEP Programmes, consisting of YEP Agrofood and YEP Water, is to offer young Dutch and local professionals the opportunity to take their first steps in an international environment. The current vacancies, of which six in YEP Agrofood, in Zambia, Bangladesh, »

Harvesting session: Key insights from the learning journey
July 21, 2017Knowledge activity
Harvesting session: Key insights from the learning journey

A group of Food Security Advisors and Agricultural Counselors from 12 Dutch embassies across Africa, Asia and the Netherlands visited Kenya from June 12 to 15, 2017. This “learning journey” was meant to jointly learn and reflect on results, successes and failures from implementing the Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) policy in the context of »

Reflections about the Aid, Trade and Investment agenda in Kenya
July 21, 2017Knowledge activity
Reflections about the Aid, Trade and Investment agenda in Kenya

A group of Food Security Advisors and Agricultural Counselors from 12 Dutch embassies across Africa, Asia and the Netherlands visited Kenya from June 12 to 15, 2017. This article summarizes the reflections of three leading experts on the programs visited during that journey. The third expert also looks ahead: how can the Netherlands even be »

The first multiplication site for seed potato varieties from the Netherlands
July 21, 2017Knowledge activity
The first multiplication site for seed potato varieties from the Netherlands

Kenyan farmers, multipliers and processors are very enthusiastic about Dutch potato varieties. The challenge is to effectively multiply them, in the context of strategic potato sector development. This article summarizes the findings of a visit to a seed potato multiplication farm and storage facility of Agrico (International Potato Cooperative). A group of Food Security Advisors »

A Sustainable Canola Value Chain linked to Sustainable Farming System
July 21, 2017Knowledge activity
A Sustainable Canola Value Chain linked to Sustainable Farming System

Growing demands for edible oil in Kenya offer opportunities to build stronger value chains, as well as to upscale the practice of conservation agriculture. This is what a group of eight commercial farmers realized when they invested in a canola oil processing factory and entered into a partnership with SNV and Unilever. This article summarizes »