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Opportunities and barriers of Circular Agriculture
February 24, 2020Study
Opportunities and barriers of Circular Agriculture

In 2020 a synthesis study of the GCP and ARF projects under the Food & Business Research programme is executed. This first thematic synthesis paper discusses Research for Development insights and innovations regarding three principles of Circular Agriculture: (1) preserving and enhancing natural resources, (2) efficient use of resources, and (3) multi-purpose use and recovering value from waste. »

Benin Applied Research Fund workshop: Result uptake and scaling opportunities
December 12, 2019Knowledge activity
Benin Applied Research Fund workshop: Result uptake and scaling opportunities

”We need a paradigm shift to involve unusual suspects in research partnerships to foster the scaling of research and innovation on food and nutrition security”, was one of the conclusions during the ARF country workshop in Benin. Representatives of eleven Beninese ARF projects gathered in Cotonou from November 20 to 22, 2019 to take stock of lessons learned and outcomes and to jointly reflect, learn and work on further uptake of results. »

Applied Research Fund country workshop in Benin
November 15, 2019Knowledge activity
Applied Research Fund country workshop in Benin

An Applied Research Fund (ARF) country workshop will take place in Benin on November 20 to 22, 2019. Most of the eleven ARF projects running in Benin have finalized or are about to be finished. They will share their lessons learned and discuss issues related to result uptake and scaling opportunities. »

ARF-2 final factsheet: PARCR project in Benin
November 12, 2019Research project
ARF-2 final factsheet: PARCR project in Benin

The PARCR project in Benin has published its final factsheet, with as main outcome achieved the high adoption of the best practices of rice production on the one hand, and of the best practices of rice parboiling on the other hand.  »

ARF-1 final factsheet: Improved varieties of spider plant for Africa
November 12, 2019Research project
ARF-1 final factsheet: Improved varieties of spider plant for Africa

This ARF project has been finalized and has published its final results, confirming that there is a growing demand in spider plant in urban areas. More people are aware of the nutritional and medicinal qualities of the plant and integrate it into their eating habits. »

ARF-3 final factsheet: ProFish in Benin
November 11, 2019Research project
ARF-3 final factsheet: ProFish in Benin

Please download the final factsheet of ARF-3 project ProFish in Benin, in which the consortium shares its final research findings, confirming that farmers included in the test of the new fish feeds show great interest in the new product developed. »