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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. »

Enhancing the effectiveness of agriculture-to-nutrition pathways
April 3, 2018Study
Enhancing the effectiveness of agriculture-to-nutrition pathways
Theme: Nutrition Security

Increased agricultural productivity does not automatically translate to improved nutrition. That is the main challenge addressed in a new report “Enhancing the effectiveness of agriculture-to-nutrition pathways: Key insights from a gender analysis of impact evaluation design” published by the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), in collaboration with the F&BKP. »

New study challenges funds and governments to invest in African agrifood SMEs
March 14, 2018Study
New study challenges funds and governments to invest in African agrifood SMEs

The study “Critical Capital for African Agrifood SMEs” evaluates the access of risk capital by agrifood small and medium enterprises. SMEs are key for establishing sustainable food systems, while at the same time face difficulties to access capital. The report was published end of February 2018 by Rabobank Foundation, AgriProFocus and ICCO Cooperation, and supported by the F&BKP. »

RUAF policy brief “The Role of the Private Sector in City Region Food Systems”
February 19, 2018Study
RUAF policy brief “The Role of the Private Sector in City Region Food Systems”

Increased recognition of the role that food can play in responding to various urban sustainability concerns provides new market and engagement opportunities for the private sector. RUAF Foundation published a policy brief that reports on a recent study, implemented by RUAF and supported by the F&BKP and the CGIAR Water Land and Ecosystems Programme, on the role of the private sector in building more sustainable and resilient city region food systems. »

Brochure Applied Research Fund - Research innovations for food and nutrition security
December 13, 2017Study
Brochure Applied Research Fund – Research innovations for food and nutrition security

Achieving food and nutrition security for all is a global challenge, which is closely associated with efforts to end poverty, mitigate the effects of climate change and stop the worldwide depletion of natural capital. The Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF) aims to contribute, be it in a modest way, to tackling this urgent global challenge. Now that the ARF has reached the halfway point a brochure has been developed with experiences from partner perspectives so far. »