Food & Business Research Synthesis Study
The Global Challenges Programme (GCP) and the Applied Research Fund (ARF) together form the funding instrument Food & Business Research (FBR), aiming at addressing persistent food security challenges in low and middle income countries. In 2020 a synthesis study of the research projects under FBR is executed by Daniëlle de Winter and Ellen Lammers.
FBR focuses on the urgent and growing need for adequate knowledge and solutions for regional and local problems related to food security. Both GCP and ARF are managed by WOTRO, the Science for Global Development department of NWO (The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research), are linked with the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) and form part of the Food & Business Knowledge Agenda of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
FBR Synthesis study (2020)
By the end of 2020 the last FBR projects financed through GCP and ARF will be finalised. Time for NWO-WOTRO, in collaboration with F&BKP to take stock of the achievements. Therefore, a synthesis study of the programme was commissioned, providing insights into research results and outcomes on policy and practice.
The FBR synthesis study is executed by Daniëlle de Winter and Ellen Lammers. Seven papers will be published in the course of 2020: four thematic synthesis on Circular Agriculture, Indigenous foods, Inclusive Business and Smallholders; and three outcome synthesis on the private sector, policymakers, and small scale farmers.
Please find introductions to the articles at the bottom of this page: in the articles links are published to the full studies and two-page abstracts.