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Monthly blogs from India in
March 16, 2017Expert opinion
Monthly blogs from India in “Food for All” context

Fokke Fennema works in New Delhi as Senior Agriculture Specialist at the World Bank Group in the context of the WBG-Netherlands partnership “Food for All”. Fokke will publish a monthly blog on his experiences and insights while working on the agricultural programs of the World Bank Group in India. »

Natural Livestock Farming Antibiotic reduction strategy raises interest at World Bank
February 26, 2016Expert opinion
Natural Livestock Farming Antibiotic reduction strategy raises interest at World Bank

The experiences of the Natural Livestock Farming network and its strategy developed to reduce antibiotic use in dairy farming were presented in Washington DC earlier this week and last week. »

Debating the future of agriculture in Africa’s transformation
February 17, 2016Expert opinion
Debating the future of agriculture in Africa’s transformation

In 2015 INCLUDE attended two events of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) on agriculture and development in Africa. The first was the Senior Policy Seminar ‘Agriculture in Africa’s Transformation: The Role of Smallholder Farmers’ held in Maputo, Mozambique on 26 and 27 March, which was hosted by AERC and the World Food Programme (WFP). »

Smart gender policy
January 20, 2016Expert opinion
Smart gender policy

Recognizing the management prowess of women in agricultural family enterprises. Women’s rights, supporting women’s economic participation and female entrepreneurship are priorities on the Trade and Development agenda of the Dutch government. However, how can we effectively support this agenda in a complex sociocultural context in programmes with so many other priorities? »

Land rights are crucial but not the ultimate solution
January 6, 2016Expert opinion
Land rights are crucial but not the ultimate solution
Theme: Soil Management

Last article in the IYS 2015 series. Land rights and investments in soil improvement are closely related. Land-owners or long-term tenants are definitely willing to invest in soil fertility and erosion prevention, but land ownership or tenancy alone is not a panacea. »

Farmers are cherishing their trees again
December 14, 2015Expert opinion
Farmers are cherishing their trees again
Theme: Soil Management

Sixth article in the IYS 2015 series. Success stories from Nigeria, China and Ethiopia have proven that it takes 20 years to turn deforested and depleted soil back to green and fertile land, giving its people a future again. Ensuring farmers ownership of trees and land is crucial. »