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May 20, 2019Knowledge Portal
Nutritious Food Foresight: Twelve ways to invest in good food for emerging markets

This study identified innovation opportunities that have the potential to increase access to safe and nutritious foods in emerging markets in the next five years. The 12 innovations are distinguished by 4 priorities: 1) Start with sustainable, nutritious foods; 2) Invest in proximale processing; 3) Tackle traceability for safety and transparency and; 4) Keep it cool (cold storage options). Together, they would promote increased access to safe, nutritious foods that are available to consumers for longer periods of time. »

September 28, 2017Knowledge Portal
Development of market opportunities through post-harvest processing of the African indigenous vegetables in Tanzania

This research paper examined the challenges associated with production of processed African indigenous vegetables (AIVs) and possible market opportunities. AIVs have gained prominence in the recent past due to nutritional and health benefits. Post-harvest processing of AIVs provides market opportunities for the farmers. »

Learning journey Kenya 2017
July 27, 2017Knowledge activity
Learning journey Kenya 2017

A group of Food Security Advisors and Agricultural Counsellors from 12 Dutch embassies across Africa, Asia and from the Netherlands visited Kenya from June 12 to 15, 2017. The highlights from the field visits and reflection sessions are available in a special edition of our newsletter and have been incorporated in an informative short video. »

A Sustainable Canola Value Chain linked to Sustainable Farming System
July 21, 2017Knowledge activity
A Sustainable Canola Value Chain linked to Sustainable Farming System

Growing demands for edible oil in Kenya offer opportunities to build stronger value chains, as well as to upscale the practice of conservation agriculture. This is what a group of eight commercial farmers realized when they invested in a canola oil processing factory and entered into a partnership with SNV and Unilever. This article summarizes »

Dairy Farmer Entrepreneurship Development
July 21, 2017Knowledge activity
Dairy Farmer Entrepreneurship Development

Effectively addressing dairy sector challenges in Kenya is the ambition of the KMDP program. This program provides skills, knowledge and other forms of support to medium-scale farmers and smallholders in the dairy value chain. It also enhances linkages between Kenyan and Dutch companies in the wake of the aid to trade agenda. This article summarizes »

March 2, 2017Knowledge Portal
Unlocking the potential of non-farm enterprises to reduce rural unemployment in Ghana

This policy briefing by IDS highlights the role of non-farm enterprise sector in the rural economy in Ghana. Non-farm enterprises have been viewed as one of the surest ways of reducing rural youth unemployment in the country. However, despite their potential, limited understanding of the diverse nature of the non-farm enterprise sector has led to policies that do not fully exploit its potential to reduce rural unemployment in Ghana. »