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Smallholder engagement with the private sector
August 11, 2014Study
Smallholder engagement with the private sector
Theme: Inclusive Business

Demand for agricultural output is increasing in domestic and regional markets in Africa. At the same time export opportunities for agricultural products are also on the rise. Growing economies and high urbanisation rates contribute to these developments. EPS PEAKS has published a Topic Guide, written by Steve Wiggins and Sharada Keats, on smallholder engagement with »

Course announcement: Linking research to local rural innovation
August 6, 2014News
Course announcement: Linking research to local rural innovation

From March 9 till March 27, 2015, The International Centre for development oriented Research in Agriculture (ICRA) is organizing a three-week course for agricultural professionals from research, extension, development or producer organizations and the private sector. The course aims to introduce those trained in conventional research and development methodologies to new approaches and tools for »

Report of book launch: 'The Global Land Grab - Beyond the Hype'
July 15, 2014Knowledge activity
Report of book launch: ‘The Global Land Grab – Beyond the Hype’
Theme: Land Governance

On July 3, 2014, the book ‘The Global Land Grab – Beyond The Hype’ was launched and discussed during an event at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Hague. The meeting was organized by LANDac, the IS Academy on Land Governance for Equitable and Sustainable Development. During the session Minister for Foreign Trade and »

PPPs: listen to the farmers
March 25, 2014Expert opinion
PPPs: listen to the farmers
Theme: Partnerships

Assuming a joint approach would unleash agricultural potential and strengthen the market, Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) have dominated global food security strategies. The debate highlights several strategies, for example, focusing on the local effects of knowledge-sharing through PPP networks, advocating linkages between sectors, or optimizing trade in a corridor approach. Within these approaches there is »