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Next round in funding senior CGIAR experts
February 20, 2019News
Next round in funding senior CGIAR experts

Senior Experts, employed by Dutch research organizations and involved in CGIAR research or management, are offered a chance to spend (more) time on their CGIAR activities. The call to cover some of their personnel costs has been reopened with an adjustment in requirements for the Senior Expert. The deadline for the next assessment round is June 4, 2019. »

Nine projects funded to improve seed systems in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa
February 20, 2019News
Nine projects funded to improve seed systems in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa

Nine projects are funded by NWO-WOTRO to strengthen the Netherlands-CGIAR research partnership on generating insights that contribute to improving seed systems in focus regions within Asia and Sub-Sahara Africa. 
This article was first published on December 21, 2018: additional information on the project consortia has been added on February 20, 2019.  »

International Seed Money Projects of Dutch TopSectors (Call 2019)
January 24, 2019News
International Seed Money Projects of Dutch TopSectors (Call 2019)

In 2019, Dutch Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) again have the possibility to submit a proposal for Seed Money Projects (SMPs). SMPs serve to initiate (or act as the ”seed” for) international partnerships for Dutch SMEs in the Agri & Food and Horticulture & Starting Materials sectors. The main focus is on forming a consortium and exploring the possibilities for international activities. »

LEAP-Agri: EU-Africa Research and Innovation Partnership
December 4, 2018News
LEAP-Agri: EU-Africa Research and Innovation Partnership

LEAP-Agri is an African Union – European Union partnership between thirty partners aimed at research and innovation for Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA). The partnership has awarded funds to 27 projects; in 13 projects a Dutch team is involved. »

November 29, 2018Knowledge Portal
Global Nutrition Report 2018: Shining a light to spur action on nutrition

The yearly Global Nutrition Report casts a light on where there has been progress on nutrition and identifies where major problems still lie, and thus where actions are needed to consolidate progress and fill major gaps. Most countries are off-track and none are making progress on the full suite of nutrition targets for 2025. There is still a financial gap which and it is an outstanding challenge to cost, fund and implement the nutrition targets. »

June 18, 2018Knowledge Portal
Agricultural investment funds for development

This report explores agricultural investment funds as a vehicle for financing agricultural businesses and projects. Investment is essential for the growth of the agricultural sector. Agricultural investment funds, which help mitigate investment risks, increasingly contribute to the agricultural investment growth, »