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Opportunities and barriers of Circular Agriculture
February 24, 2020Study
Opportunities and barriers of Circular Agriculture

In 2020 a synthesis study of the GCP and ARF projects under the Food & Business Research programme is executed. This first thematic synthesis paper discusses Research for Development insights and innovations regarding three principles of Circular Agriculture: (1) preserving and enhancing natural resources, (2) efficient use of resources, and (3) multi-purpose use and recovering value from waste. »

Inclusive Agribusiness learning exchange
December 18, 2019Knowledge activity
Inclusive Agribusiness learning exchange

On November 14, 2019, NWO-WOTRO and F&BKP organized a conference in The Hague gathering representatives of 14 finalized Global Challenges Programme projects. The objective was to communicate and discuss synthesized project research results, insights and lessons learned, aiming to inspire practices and policies in the field of Inclusive Agribusiness (IAB) and to scale promising solutions. The outcomes of this learning event are shared in this news item. »

F&BKP Newsletter October 2019 (#04)
October 18, 2019News
F&BKP Newsletter October 2019 (#04)

In this October Newsletter the Food & Business Knowledge Platform informs about the launch of the Netherlands Food Partnership (NFP) on World Food Day 2019 and other running activities. »

PASMI project’s last stakeholder workshop
September 26, 2019Research project
PASMI project’s last stakeholder workshop

The Global Challenges Programme project “Sustainable aquaculture to support mangrove forest restoration in Indonesia (PASMI)” held its closing stakeholder workshop on September 19, 2019 at the Diponegoro University (UNDIP) in Indonesia, also to support the related project Demak-Building with Nature (BwN). »

GCP-4 factsheet midterm findings: CSA/SuPER
September 23, 2019Research project
GCP-4 factsheet midterm findings: CSA/SuPER

Midterm findings of the CSA/SuPER project in Tanzania: Climate change impacts are felt along the entire agricultural value chain; Adoption rates of CSA practices among small-scale rural farmers are low; Significant opportunity exists for greater collaboration among institutions and formation of synergies across projects; Farmers do not adopt the CSA practices that involve adoption of new cash crops unless they are confident that there is a market; There is limited involvement of Tanzanian (non-)governmental organizations. »

Scaling up climate-smart agriculture: GCP-4 midterm workshop
August 1, 2019Knowledge activity
Scaling up climate-smart agriculture: GCP-4 midterm workshop

In June 2019, the projects from the fourth call of the Global Challenges Programme, focusing on Scaling up climate-smart agriculture, gathered for joint learning and exchanges. The participants reflected on progress and research findings, including bottlenecks and challenges in their projects. The report of this midterm workshop is now available. »