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

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Research: Financing of African smallholder farmers offers solutions for worldwide food security

The Dutch Platform for Inclusive Finance (NpM), AgriProFocus and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) have investigated the bottlenecks that exist to finance smallholder farmers. The research provides insight into how food production systems work and how they can be strengthened with improved financial services. The research report, which was published on May 13, »

Vice Versa special edition on food chains

Vice Versa has published an English version of their special edition on food chains. The edition focuses on the effect of agricultural value chains on the development of farmers, on their incomes and the economy. Marc Broere and Joris Tielens state the following in their preface: “Much agricultural produce comes from small farmers in developing »

Women as Inclusive Business Partners

‘Women as Inclusive Business partners’ is an initiative by BoP Innovation Center and its strategic partner ICCO Cooperation. The initiative is built on the recognition that there is a business case for the private sector to actively engage women as producers, employees, distributors or consumers. Most enterprises are not aware of or have not fully »

Call for proposals – System approaches for food and nutrition

The partnership programme NWO-TIFN ‘System Approaches for Food and Nutrition’ is now open for proposals. The collaboration between NWO and the Top Institute Food and Nutrition (TIFN) forms part of the NWO-theme Agro, Food & Horticulture. Researchers can apply for funding for PhD projects as part of larger theme projects together with private parties from »