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Poultry development in Eastern Africa, What next?
July 24, 2018Study
Poultry development in Eastern Africa, What next?
Theme: Regional Trade for Food Security

The poultry sector in Eastern Africa has been growing rapidly for the past five years driven by various factors. As a result, poultry production has gradually grown from a mainly backyard keeping system to a more professional and commercial value chain. A study and learning trajectory of NABC and WUR analyse the way in which national poultry value chains in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda are influenced by the dependency on inputs from and market outlets in other countries in the region.   »

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. »

The food systems approach: sustainable solutions for a sufficient supply of healthy food
July 6, 2018Study
The food systems approach: sustainable solutions for a sufficient supply of healthy food

A food systems approach (FSA) is a useful interdisciplinary conceptual framework for research and policy aimed at sustainable solutions for the sufficient supply of healthy food. A new report about this approach, entitled “The food systems approach: sustainable solutions for a sufficient supply of healthy food”, was recently published by Wageningen Economic Research (WEcR) and commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. »

Learning Platforms for land-based investments in Tanzania, Mozambique and Uganda
July 5, 2018Study
Learning Platforms for land-based investments in Tanzania, Mozambique and Uganda
Theme: Land Governance

The Netherlands Land Academy, together with the Food & Business Knowledge Platform, CIFOR and Shared Value Foundation jointly set out in 2017 to design and implement three multi-stakeholder Learning Platforms around investment hubs in Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda. The final synthesis report has now been published. »

Youth in Agricultural Cooperatives: a two-way street?
April 5, 2018Study
Youth in Agricultural Cooperatives: a two-way street?
Theme: Youth in agrofood systems

This new explorative study, conducted by KIT, WCDI and YPARD, provides insights directly from youth through case studies in Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. It explores the potential advantages and challenges of cooperative membership for young women and men, and the advantages and challenges for cooperatives to increase youth participation. »

Knowledge Portal survey: results
April 5, 2018Study
Knowledge Portal survey: results

The Knowledge Portal started in March 2015 and was evaluated by means of a survey end 2017. This survey revealed that overall, the respondents are positive about the Portal in its current format. Clearly, the different backgrounds and interest of the respondents asks for different needs, but the overall consensus is that the Portal has added value for professionals working in the field of Food and Nutrition Security. »