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The what’s, where’s and how’s of Agricultural Innovation Platforms
June 28, 2017Expert opinion
The what’s, where’s and how’s of Agricultural Innovation Platforms

Marc Schut from the CGIAR International Institute of Tropical Agriculture and Wageningen University recently published a book with Guidelines for Innovation Platforms. In his blog he highlights the need to think more critically about when, how and in what form Innovation Platforms can meaningfully contribute to agricultural development impacts. »

Highlights from Learning Platform on investments in Tanzania
June 27, 2017Expert opinion
Highlights from Learning Platform on investments in Tanzania
Theme: Land Governance

On April 27 and 28, 2017, a first multi-stakeholder Learning Platform on Land Governance and Food Security was organized in Ifakara, Tanzania. The Learning Platform creates space for dialogue and learning around land-based investments in agriculture and forestry in the Kilombero Valley in Tanzania. »

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? »