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.
The ARF approach is based on national and international cooperation between governments, the private sector, NGOs and knowledge institutions. The 45 projects awarded by the ARF develop innovative, demand-driven solutions for improving Food and Nutrition Security for the most vulnerable populations in the partner countries of Dutch development cooperation.
Now that the ARF has reached the halfway point, it seems appropriate to share some initial insights into the approach and achievements of this innovative funding instrument. This ARF brochure (PDF) highlights experiences from the perspective of the project partners, focusing on two defining aspects of the ARF approach: co-creation of knowledge by multi-stakeholder consortia and integrated strategies for research uptake.