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The gateway to knowledge for food and nutrition security. Connecting business, science, civil society and policy.

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Call for proposals: scaling up food security and nutrition innovations

Canada’s International Development Research Centre and Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada are pleased to announce the 2015 open call for proposals under the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (the “Fund”). Deadline for submission of proposals: March 27, 2015 With a strong focus on taking effective, pilot-tested innovations to a wider scale of use and application, »

Digging Deeper: Inside Africa’s Agricultural, Food and Nutrition Dynamics

The book “Digging Deeper: Inside Africa’s Agricultural, Food and Nutrition Dynamics” attempts to dig deeper into what is currently happening in Africa’s agricultural and rural sector. It seeks to convince policymakers and others that it is important to look at the current African rural dynamics in ways that connect metropolitan demands for food with value »

Food for the many mouths of Africa

How can African countries use intellectual property rights to encourage plant breeding without taking away from the masses of small farmers the right to exchange seeds as they have done for thousands of years? NWO researcher Bram de Jonge is diligently searching for a way out of a political minefield: in a case study on »

Report on scaling up index insurance for smallholder farmers

On January 28, 2015 a  high-level webcast event focused on innovations in index insurance that can safeguard the future of farmers under climate change. The webcast was related to the publication of a new CCAFS (CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security) report on Scaling up index insurance for smallholder farmers: Recent evidence »