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October 1, 2015Knowledge Portal
Report of INCLUDE’s working conference on building policy-knowledge communities on ‘productive employment in horticultural value chains’

To build policy-knowledge communities in Africa, the Knowledge Platform on Inclusive Development Policies (INCLUDE) organised a two-day working conference in Nairobi, Kenya. The conference, held on 11-12 May 2015, brought together about 70 policy stakeholders, including Platform members, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners from international development organisations and NGOs from Africa and beyond. A policy-knowledge communities »

July 2, 2015Knowledge Portal
How does the fruit and vegetable sector contribute to food and nutrition security?

This explorative study looked at the potential of the fruit & vegetable sector for Food and Nutrition Security (FNS). The methodology consisted of a focused literature review mainly concentrated on the following countries: Ethiopia, Rwanda, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Indonesia and Vietnam; and semi-structured interviews amongst different growers, traders and workers in the Ethiopian fruit and vegetable sector. The development of the fruits & vegetables sector in developing countries has a positive impact on the FNS of the people engaged in the sector and for urban and rural consumers. »

How does the Fruit and Vegetable Sector in low- and middle-income countries contribute to Food and Nutrition Security?
July 2, 2015Study
How does the Fruit and Vegetable Sector in low- and middle-income countries contribute to Food and Nutrition Security?
Theme: Fruits and Vegetables

A short study focused on the question of whether and to what extent investments, interventions and the development of the Fruits & Vegetables Sector in developing countries contribute to enhanced food and nutrition security. »

Knowledge agenda Fruits & Vegetables Sector and Food & Nutrition Security
July 2, 2015
Knowledge agenda Fruits & Vegetables Sector and Food & Nutrition Security

Based on input from interested stakeholders and the recently published LEI-WUR report, “How does the Fruit and Vegetable Sector contribute to Food and Nutrition Security?” the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) Office will organize a process to identify the next steps of a joint knowledge agenda on the Fruits & Vegetables Sector. Organizations, companies »

May 7, 2015Knowledge Portal
Youth and agriculture: key challenges and concrete solutions

This report (PDF) has been published by FAO, The Youth and United Nations Global Alliance (YUNGA), the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The document builds on results of the project “Facilitating Access to Rural Youth to Agricultural Activities” undertaken by FAO/IFAD/MIJARC, as well as on CTA youth activities. »

April 2, 2015Knowledge Portal
Small and growing: entrepreneurship in African agriculture

This report (PDF) from the Montpellier Panel argues that investment in rural and food sector entrepreneurship, particularly amongst Africa’s growing youth population, can do more than achieve sustainable food and nutrition security for the continent: it can create jobs, wealth and robust livelihoods. The report’s recommendations include: (i) the establishment of programmes in order to »