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May 22, 2017Knowledge Portal
Women’s struggle in food value chains

This article discusses women’s struggle in food value chains, in particular the dairy value chain. Women in sub-Saharan Africa play a key role in informal and formal stages of food value chains, including as producers, processors, traders and consumers. At the same time, fostering food value chains has become both a priority and a challenge for many stakeholders in Africa. »

January 25, 2017Knowledge Portal
Gender assessment of dairy value chain: Evidence from Ethiopia, Kenya, and Rwanda

This report by FAO presents a gender assessment of the dairy value chain in selected sites in Ethiopia: North Shoa Shewa (Degem woreda), East Gojam (Dejen woreda) and Gamu Gofa Arba Minch (Arba Minch Zuria woreda). The findings confirm that women’s empowerment is vital for sustainable dairy value chain development and that projects supporting dairy production need to increase their efforts to be gender inclusive. »

Fruitful exchanges during ARF and GCP workshops in Ghana on enhancing research impact for food security
December 23, 2016News
Fruitful exchanges during ARF and GCP workshops in Ghana on enhancing research impact for food security

Representatives from research, the private sector, NGOs and governmental agencies from ARF and GCP research projects as well as interested experts all gathered recently in Ghana from 12 to 15 December, 2016. Ghanaian experts in the field of food security were also present. »

Tackling food loss - Drivers for change
December 22, 2016Study
Tackling food loss – Drivers for change
Theme: Food Wastage

Many projects and initiatives worldwide are aiming for the reduction of food loss. Companies, governments or NGOs involved may find inspiration in similar existing initiatives and experiences elsewhere in the world. The brochure “Tackling food loss – Drivers for change” presents the results of an inventory study on how agro-food chains can be optimized or better organized to prevent food losses. »

October 12, 2016Knowledge Portal
Quality and innovation in food chains

This book, published by Wageningen Academic, presents a set of case studies on food quality improvement and innovation in food chains, with cases from South Africa, Ethiopia, Benin, Uganda and Senegal. This publication shows how a co-innovation perspective can be developed and applied. Co-innovation entails the combination of technical, organisational and institutional changes, the involvement of various chain actors, and the introduction of complementary innovations at different levels of the food chain. »

April 21, 2016Knowledge Portal
Assessment of upgrading strategies to improve regional food systems in Tanzania

This article in the Outlook on Agriculture journal, assesses the feasibility and potential success of upgrading strategies (UPS) as well as their assessment criteria as developed by German and Tanzanian agricultural scientists. The results form part of a larger participatory research project conducted in two climatically representative regions of Tanzania: semi-arid Dodoma and subhumid Morogoro. This paper presents the findings with respect to food processing, waste management and bioenergy, along with income generation and market participation. »