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September 10, 2019Knowledge Portal
Africa Agriculture Status Report 2019: Hidden middle

The Africa Agriculture Status Report of 2019 highlights the trends and progress, as well as challenges and constraints of private sector firms in the upstream and midstream/downstream off-farm components of the agri-food system. The private sector has a major role to play in the transformation of African agriculture. In particular, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) will be vital to the continent’s long-awaited green revolution. »

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May 15, 2019Study
Report “A chain of possibilities”

Fairfood, in collaboration with WCDI and supported by the F&BKP, has conducted a scoping study on Blockchain Technology (BCT). The two key objectives to this study were to establish a solid understanding of BCT and the core principles behind BCT cases in the agri-food sector; and to identify good practices, challenges, and limitations of BCT use in agri-food chains that are relevant for LMICs. »

May 9, 2019Knowledge Portal
Cultivating stability: Agriculture systems, conflict & resilience

This publication aims to provide ways to ensure that agricultural systems continue to function throughout violent conflict, recover more quickly and minimize the risks of fueling further conflicts so that the people within the systems maintain food security and economic gains. The “freedom of movement” can be used as a proxy indicator to determine which intervention can apply. »

April 1, 2019Knowledge Portal
What can the Latin American cities of Cali, Quito and Medellín learn from each other’s efforts to build sustainable food systems?

This paper shares various experiences associated with the construction of urban city-region agri-food practices and policies in Latin-America. Two-thirds of the Latin American population lives in cities. This represents a challenge, which is compounded by factors such as migration and climate change. In recent decades, Latin America has witnessed the emergence of initiatives and movements that seek to promote urban and organic agriculture, waste management, short distribution chains and healthier consumption as part of urban development. »

February 14, 2019Knowledge Portal
Generation Africa – A landscape study: Youth enterprise in Africa’s agri-food sector

This landscape study seeks to answer the question: “What can we do today to inspire and propel the “agri-food stars” of tomorrow?” The study reveals a window of opportunity to strengthen the ecosystem of support around young entrepreneurs, helping them to build successful enterprises, including high-growth businesses, spurring job creation and a vibrant agri-food economy. »

Inventory on Dutch partnerships in support of SHAEA
December 18, 2018Study
Inventory on Dutch partnerships in support of SHAEA

The regional project Strengthening Higher Education for Agri-Food Transformation in Africa (SHAEA) is a proposed regional loan of the World Bank to six African countries to strengthen linkages between selected anchor universities and the regional agricultural sector. To create mutual benefit and set up sustainable cooperation networks, the F&BKP commissioned to Nuffic an inventory of existing institutional relations between the Netherlands and nine African countries. »