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Datathon Stop Food Loss & Waste
July 25, 2018Knowledge activity
Datathon Stop Food Loss & Waste
Theme: Food Wastage

The power of new approaches and technologies, young minds and reaching outside the box of World Bank domain bubbles, was shown on May 19 and 20, 2018 during the Datathon Food Loss and Waste. The event was organized in Amsterdam at the premises of big data company Xomnia B.V., under the WBG-NL Partnership “Food for All”. »

Agribusiness-based advisory services (ABAS) project - report and workshop
July 9, 2018Knowledge activity
Agribusiness-based advisory services (ABAS) project – report and workshop
Theme: Inclusive Business

In many developing countries, agribusinesses are highly engaged in providing services to small-scale farmers, including agricultural advisory or extension services. Yet, the phenomenon of agribusiness-based advisory services (ABAS) has received little attention in the study of and discourse on advisory services. KIT, Agriterra, Moyee Coffee, and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform have therefore joined hands in a learning trajectory that studied advisory service delivery to small-scale farmers by agri-businesses. »

Report ARF-3 projects International workshop and public seminar in Addis Ababa
July 5, 2018Knowledge activity
Report ARF-3 projects International workshop and public seminar in Addis Ababa

The Third International Workshop of the Applied Research Fund (ARF) took place from February 13 till 16, 2018 in Addis Ababa. The focus of this workshop was to enhance research impact for Food and Nutrition Security by strengthening the competence of ARF project consortium members in the areas of theory of change development, impact pathways, knowledge co-creation, and research uptake. »

Strategic partnership between the CGIAR and the Netherlands well on track
July 4, 2018Knowledge activity
Strategic partnership between the CGIAR and the Netherlands well on track

Increasing the contribution of agriculture to nutrition and health, creating and implementing policy frameworks for sustainable agro-value chains and developing tools for climate smart agriculture are key achievements of CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs). This work receives support from the Netherlands, as part of the NL-CGIAR Strategic Partnership. After 2.5 years of the partnership agreement, a planning and evaluation meeting with 35 participants and a Meet & Greet with additional ministry invitees, took place on June 21, 2018 in The Hague. »

Mainstreaming and youth specific efforts to enforce the role of young people in African agricultural transformation
July 2, 2018Knowledge activity
Mainstreaming and youth specific efforts to enforce the role of young people in African agricultural transformation
Theme: Youth in agrofood systems

Africa is facing high levels of unemployment among the youth, a growing youth bulge, rapid trends of urbanization, and unsustainable agricultural food systems. Young people in Africa are a world of challenges and opportunities and should be seen as key actors. But how can we enforce their role in the needed agricultural transformation? »

Youth Caravan
July 2, 2018Knowledge activity
Youth Caravan
Theme: Youth in agrofood systems

During the Youth Caravan in the Youth workshop on agricultural transformation at the foodFIRST conference, five young professionals from diverse backgrounds introduced themselves and their link to agrofood. After this, a Q&A was moderated by Ama van Dantzig from the social enterprise Dr. Monk. »