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Ghanaian Urban Food Environments - NFP collective impact coalition in the making
December 4, 2020Knowledge activity
Ghanaian Urban Food Environments – NFP collective impact coalition in the making

Last year’s Food & Business Knowledge Platform’s work on Food and Nutrition Security from a food systems approach in Ghana and on measuring the Food Environment revealed a great need and huge potential for a Ghanaian Dutch multi-stakeholder coalition and further private and public sector development in the field of Urban Food Environments. This has resulted in the set-up of a Netherlands Food Partnership collective impact coalition in this field. »

The fruits of knowledge co-creation in multi-stakeholder platforms
November 25, 2020Expert opinion
The fruits of knowledge co-creation in multi-stakeholder platforms

Food security, climate change and environmental degradation are global challenges that require joint action by multiple organizations. That is why several donors stimulate multi-stakeholder platforms (MSPs). What is known about these platforms? Do they achieve what they aim for? Do agriculture- and food-related MSPs contribute to food security, sustainable development and the position of smallholders? Edith van Ewijk and Mirjam Ros-Tonen of the University of Amsterdam dived into the literature and found positive results but also important limitations. »

November 5, 2020Knowledge Portal
FTA 2019 highlights (Annual Report 2019)

This annual report 2019 of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) gives an overview of the 2019 highlights. In 2019, FTA’s research continued informing global discussions shaping the future of food security, biodiversity and climate change. »

Geodata, crowdsourcing and artificial intelligence for post-Covid resilience of food systems and communities
October 29, 2020Knowledge activity
Geodata, crowdsourcing and artificial intelligence for post-Covid resilience of food systems and communities
Theme: Food security and stability

How can technologies like geodata, crowdsourcing intelligence, and machine learning contribute to resilience of food systems and communities during and after shocks like the Covid-19 crisis? This was the central focus of the 8 October CoP meeting that provided feedback to the co-organizers The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, 52impact, and BlackShore. The online meeting took Ethiopia as a case to discuss and exchange with 24 participants. »

August 26, 2020Knowledge Portal
CCAFS Annual Report 2019

This annual report 2019 describes progress to date, significant achievements and successes in 2019, flagship products and tools and publications. CCAFS continues to be a key knowledge provider in climate change, agriculture and food security research. »

First webinar CoP Digital Solutions on opportunities in response to COVID-19
August 12, 2020Knowledge activity
First webinar CoP Digital Solutions on opportunities in response to COVID-19
Theme: CoP Digital Solutions

On Thursday July 30, 2020, the Food security and COVID-19 Community of Practice (CoP) on Digital Solutions hosted the webinar ”How do African entrepreneurs in agriculture use digital technology to respond to Covid-19”. This is the first webinar in a series of three focusing on “Digital opportunities in the response to COVID-19 in Asian & Africa agriculture”. »