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A business perspective on serving marginalised farmers & consumers
June 17, 2020Study
A business perspective on serving marginalised farmers & consumers

This first Outcomes Paper of the F&BR Synthesis Study presents the findings from fourteen interdisciplinary research projects on two outcome areas: firstly, innovations for agricultural production and processing that intend to meet (existing or anticipated) needs of poor and marginalised producers and consumers in LMICs; and secondly, new approaches or strategies to connect marginalised producers to the market. »

ARF-2 final factsheet: Treefarms project in Ghana
June 15, 2020Research project
ARF-2 final factsheet: Treefarms project in Ghana

Please find in this factsheet the final research results of the Applied Research Fund project “Improving smallholders’ food and income security by ïntroducing non-timber forest products in reforestation schemes and tree-crop farms: A collaborative learning process in Ghana (‘the Treefarms project’)”
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Smallholder agriculture: Research-based opportunities for improved food and nutrition security
May 25, 2020Study
Smallholder agriculture: Research-based opportunities for improved food and nutrition security

This fourth Thematic Paper of the F&BR Synthesis Study discusses Research for Development insights and innovations regarding smallholder farmers. The paper stresses that differences among smallholders have significant implications and require an integrated approach from donors, governments and development agencies. Any such approach should be rigorously monitored on process and results to enable adaptive programming and learning. »

Inclusive business for sustainable food systems: Putting the last first
May 22, 2020Study
Inclusive business for sustainable food systems: Putting the last first

How can business models be profitable and benefit low income populations, aim to address societal problems, including poverty and food and nutrition insecurity, and promote sustainable livelihoods? This is the key question explored in the third Thematic Paper of the F&BR Synthesis Study that has recently been produced discussing Research for Development insights and innovations regarding these business models, commonly referred to as Inclusive Business models. »

Scaling for impact: strengthening Benin Food & Nutrition Security in policy and practice
May 14, 2020Knowledge activity
Scaling for impact: strengthening Benin Food & Nutrition Security in policy and practice

During a three-day workshop in Cotonou end November 2019, all Applied Research Fund (ARF) projects of NWO-WOTRO in Benin got together. Since these projects are finished or almost finalised, it was time to take stock of their outcomes, share lessons learned, and tackle issues related to scaling-up of project results. The final report (in French) and video are now available. »

Video with key activities of Doyiwé fair
April 21, 2020Research project
Video with key activities of Doyiwé fair

The Applied Research Fund project “Enhancing Kersting’s groundnut production-marketability in Benin (Doyiwé)” published a video presenting the key activities of a Doyiwé seed fair and the achievements of the project.  »