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Scoping conference on regional trade and investment in West Africa
February 29, 2016Knowledge activity
Scoping conference on regional trade and investment in West Africa
Theme: Regional Trade for Food Security

On January 27, 2016, a consortium of knowledge institutes composed of the African Studies Centre Leiden, LEI Wageningen University and Research Centre, and the European Center for Development Policy Management organized a scoping conference on the theme of regional trade and investment in West Africa. »

Final report Learning journey on food safety
February 29, 2016Knowledge activity
Final report Learning journey on food safety

From November 9 to 13, 2015, a group of around 30 experts from the World Bank Group came to the Netherlands for a Learning journey on food safety. The final report of this first activity under the WBG-NL partnership “Food for All” is now available online. »

The role of agri-entrepreneurship and farming innovations for youth in agriculture engagement
February 17, 2016Knowledge activity
The role of agri-entrepreneurship and farming innovations for youth in agriculture engagement
Theme: Youth in Agri-Food

On January 20 a seminar was organized on the topic of entrepreneurship and innovations in developing countries for young peoples’ involvement in farming. Participants were mid-career professionals from Africa and Asia as well as Netherlands-based professionals representing knowledge, policy and private institutes. »

Report ARCH Pre-event: How to foster the impact of agricultural research and innovation for global challenges
February 15, 2016Knowledge activity
Report ARCH Pre-event: How to foster the impact of agricultural research and innovation for global challenges

On January 26, 2016, the Working Group ARCH and the European Commission organized a pre-event before the DG AGRI Conference on Agricultural research and innovation titled, “Designing the path: a strategic approach to EU agricultural research and innovation”. »

The future of our food
January 14, 2016Knowledge activity
The future of our food
Theme: Youth in Agri-Food

On December 9, a seminar was held at CDI Wageningen on the topic of youth in agriculture. This item describes the results of the debates and highlights potential knowledge questions and activities that could emerge around the topic. »

Promoting Innovation and Trade in Horticulture in East Africa
December 17, 2015Knowledge activity
Promoting Innovation and Trade in Horticulture in East Africa
Theme: Fruits and Vegetables

From November 25 to 27, a big regional horticulture event took place in Kigali consisting of a three-day horticultural exhibition at the PSF Expo Grounds, combined with a two-day conference about Innovation and Trade in Horticulture. A Business Innovation Competition took place during the event as well. »