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ARF: An innovative research grant
December 17, 2014News
ARF: An innovative research grant

From November 11 till 14, 2014, a ‘write-shop’ targeting the second Call of the Applied Research Fund (ARF) took place in Uganda. This NWO-WOTRO fund provides grants to applied research contributing to innovation for food security and private sector development in the 15 partner countries of Dutch development cooperation. All research is jointly conducted by local practitioners’ organizations, research, and/or higher education organizations. »

Overview of stakeholders on regional trade for food security
December 16, 2014Study
Overview of stakeholders on regional trade for food security
Theme: Regional Trade for Food Security

The list presented here provides an overview of relevant actors that are involved in the development of regional markets for food and nutrition security in one way or another. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list. Readers of this site are kindly invited to share suggestions for additional actors and networks that they »

Horticulture funding opportunities
December 16, 2014News
Horticulture funding opportunities

PAEPARD (the Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development) has communicated three horticulture funding and fellowship opportunities. Fellowships in legumes for students in a developing country This new program is specifically targeting promising young scientists from developing countries committed to pursuing research careers involving legume crops. Submissions are due by December 19, »

Book Launch: ‘Agriculture Beyond Food: Experiences from Indonesia’
December 4, 2014News
Book Launch: ‘Agriculture Beyond Food: Experiences from Indonesia’

The NWO-KNAW research programme Agriculture Beyond Food (ABF) has studied developments and potential dilemmas in the field of green economy in Indonesia. At a concluding symposium in Jakarta on November 27, the book ‘Agriculture Beyond Food: Experiences from Indonesia’ with research findings of the programme was offered to the Indonesian Deputy Minister of Research, Technology and Higher »

Learning journey for Dutch Embassies through Ethiopia
December 2, 2014Knowledge activity
Learning journey for Dutch Embassies through Ethiopia

For three days in October 2014, a group of 20 staff from nine Dutch embassies travelled through Ethiopia for a learning event, reflected on Food & Nutrition Security (FNS) programmes in their countries. »

Expert team is finalizing Soil Fertility Exploratory study
November 30, 2014News
Expert team is finalizing Soil Fertility Exploratory study
Theme: Soil Management

The Office has commissioned  the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) to conduct a Soil Fertility Exploratory study to map primary stakeholders and explore possibilities of strategic partnerships and emergent thematic priorities, especially in Africa. The study is conducted by a team composed of international experts, including a renowned African scientist on soil fertility. The final report will »