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Effectiveness of networks in seed potato sector development
December 11, 2017Study
Effectiveness of networks in seed potato sector development

Radboud University conducted a pilot project with the main objective to understand the drivers of sustainable upscaling by modelling the impact of firm network characteristics and institutional conditions in value chain clusters. The F&BKP supported project was implemented in 2017 in the seed potato sector in Kenya and Ethiopia. »

Conflict Sensitivity in Food Security Programming. How to
July 12, 2017Study
Conflict Sensitivity in Food Security Programming. How to “do good” in fragile settings?

The Broker, supported by the F&BKP, has recently started an explorative study on conflict sensitivity of Dutch Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) policies. Mali, Burundi and Ethiopia have been chosen as case countries. »

Working Papers Agricultural Innovation Systems
June 8, 2017Study
Working Papers Agricultural Innovation Systems

The Royal Tropical Institute has published a series of Working Papers on Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS). Over the past several decades, myriad initiatives have experimented with AIS. Now it is time to reflect on what has been achieved. »

Fit-to-Purpose strategies by Dutch agrofood companies
May 5, 2017Study
Fit-to-Purpose strategies by Dutch agrofood companies
Theme: Inclusive Business

Mid 2015, Pure Birds and the Postharvest Network, supported by the F&BKP, started a programme around Fit-to-Purpose strategies of Dutch agrofood companies. Two events were organized and as a follow-up a position paper and three factsheets on the Fit-to-Purpose strategies of DADTCO, Geerlofs and Growpact were published. »

What’s new in inclusive agribusiness
April 28, 2017Study
What’s new in inclusive agribusiness
Theme: Inclusive Business

Seas of Change and the Practitioner Hub for Inclusive Business have launched a bumper theme on “What’s new in inclusive agribusiness”. The series is inspired by the workshop “Towards a global research and learning agenda for inclusive agribusiness”, which was held in Brighton early March 2017. »

Mapping of social entrepreneurs in food value chains within their supporting ecosystems
February 16, 2017Study
Mapping of social entrepreneurs in food value chains within their supporting ecosystems

On a global scale, more and more people are making the decision to become social entrepreneurs in doing business while aiming for impact in food security. To gain more insight into their potential contributions, within the F&BKP, social entrepreneurs that work in food value chains in seven Dutch partner countries and their related challenges and opportunities have been mapped within their supporting and surrounding ecosystems. »