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Research & policy: two peas in a pod?  Impression of a food security impact dialogue
December 13, 2017Expert opinion
Research & policy: two peas in a pod? Impression of a food security impact dialogue

The Dutch Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) and the Applied Research Fund (ARF) and Global Challenges Programme (GCP) research projects have made a lot of progress in improving the link between research and policy. With most of the 75 ARF/CGP research projects well under way, it is time to take stock. This was the purpose of the conference “Research & policy: two peas in a pod? A dialogue for food security impact” organized by F&BKP and NWO-WOTRO. »

Sugar and forestry investments in Uganda: lessons from a first Learning Platform in Jinja
December 13, 2017Expert opinion
Sugar and forestry investments in Uganda: lessons from a first Learning Platform in Jinja
Theme: Land Governance

After two Learning Platforms in Tanzania and Mozambique, LANDac and partners organized their third multi-stakeholder learning event in Jinja, Uganda on September 21 and 22, 2017. The platform in Jinja focused on two major investments in the region: one in agriculture (sugar) and one in forestry (pine trees and eucalyptus). »

Reflection on
December 8, 2017Expert opinion
Reflection on “Research & policy: two peas in a pod? A dialogue for food security impact”

A blog by the Governance and Inclusive Development group. Research & policy related to food security: can they be seen as two peas in a pod? Or are bridges between the ‘world of research’ and the ‘world of science’ still scarce and hard to build? The Food & Business Knowledge Platform and NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development organized a conference with the aim to improve the links between research and policy. »

Co-creating with research for sustainable development, a policy perspective
December 8, 2017Expert opinion
Co-creating with research for sustainable development, a policy perspective

Developing economies are facing major, complex challenges to eradicate poverty, ensure food security and promote economic growth. As global community, we need to increase efforts to deliver on our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Researchers work in consortia with policy makers and practitioners to jointly work on challenges. Together they develop and make knowledge and practices available, and help drive innovative solutions for development. »

Learning Platform update: Highlights from Mozambique
November 8, 2017Expert opinion
Learning Platform update: Highlights from Mozambique
Theme: Land Governance

Since the first multi-stakeholder Learning Platform on Land Governance and Food Security in Tanzania on April 27 and 28, LANDac and partners have organized two additional Learning Platforms in Mozambique and Uganda. This new blogpost shares the highlights from the Mozambique Learning Platforms which took place in the city of Chimoio on July 27 and 28, 2017. »

A can of worms: fall armyworm invasion in Africa
August 29, 2017Expert opinion
A can of worms: fall armyworm invasion in Africa

The fall armyworm is still invading regions in Africa. Since 2016 this worm has been spreading across sub-Saharan Africa and has been officially identified in 11 countries. Roger Day from the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI) elaborates on its dangers in this blog and provides recommendations for governments and farmers. »