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July 29, 2020Knowledge Portal
Limitations of inclusive agribusinesses in contributing to food and nutrition security in a smallholder community: A case of mango initiative in Makueni county, Kenya

This paper explores the potential food and nutrition security contribution of inclusive agribusinesses in Makueni county, Kenya. The results show that participation in the inclusive agribusiness favors smallholder households with relatively higher production capacity in terms of better physical capital (, access to loans, and human capital. »

Resources CoP Knowledge
June 12, 2020Knowledge activity
Resources CoP Knowledge
Theme: CoP Knowledge

During the online calls of the Food security and COVID-19 response CoP on Knowledge, members refer to several documents and information, which we will regularly add to the resources list in this post. »

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. »

Key sources on COVID-19 impacts on Food and Nutrition Security
April 20, 2020Knowledge activity
Key sources on COVID-19 impacts on Food and Nutrition Security
Theme: CoP Knowledge

As the impact of COVID-19 is growing and affecting food systems globally, the short and long term consequences of this crisis for SDG2 are becoming increasingly visible. Countries, governments, research and aid organizations as well as businesses are all taking action to prevent food systems from breaking down, and in the process create and share a great variety of information. As a knowledge brokering organization, the F&BKP feels that one of the ways in which we can contribute to these efforts is to provide insight into key sources of information. »

And the winner of the FNS Excellence Programme is…
February 3, 2020Knowledge activity
And the winner of the FNS Excellence Programme is…
Theme: FNS Excellence Programme

On Monday January 27, 2020, the Food and Nutrition Security Excellence Programme came to an end. All students gathered one last time for a lunch with two Dutch Ambassadors and to pitch their innovative solutions to the challenges of the Embassies in Kenya and Burundi in front of a jury. »

Vote for the Agrofood Broker of the Year 2019!
January 20, 2020News
Vote for the Agrofood Broker of the Year 2019!

The jury of the Agrofood Broker of the Year Award 2019 has announced the three finalists: Anteneh Mekuria Tesfaye, Frejus Thoto and Norbert van der Straaten. Use the online poll to vote for your favourite candidate until February 9, 2020. »