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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. »

VHL University Practice Briefs - Inclusive and Climate smart dairy programme
August 1, 2019Research project
VHL University Practice Briefs – Inclusive and Climate smart dairy programme

Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences has published eight Practice Briefs in the context of the GCP-CCAFS project “Inclusive and climate smart business models in Ethiopian and Kenyan dairy value chains (CSDEK)”. »

Aquaculture improvement projects: the private sector’s tool to address risks beyond the farm?
August 1, 2019Research project
Aquaculture improvement projects: the private sector’s tool to address risks beyond the farm?

Aquaculture improvement projects (AIPs) have emerged as a novel form of market-based sustainability governance. Mariska Bottema, a researcher in the Global Challenges Programme (GCP) project SUPERSEAS, recently published a paper in Aquaculture that identifies some key challenges that private actors leading AIPs face when trying to address aquaculture risks that reach beyond the farm. »

GCP-2 factsheet final findings: Intermediaries inclusive business Africa
July 30, 2019Research project
GCP-2 factsheet final findings: Intermediaries inclusive business Africa

The GCP project “Intermediaries in inclusive business networks for scaling food security in East & West Africa” which developed an IB market assessment tool that provides up front insights in the strengths and the weaknesses of markets for inclusive innovation on food and nutrition security, published its final research findings. »

GCP-2 factsheet final findings: ALEGAMS Vietnam
July 30, 2019Research project
GCP-2 factsheet final findings: ALEGAMS Vietnam

GCP-2 project “Serious games for sustainable shrimp farming in Vietnam (ALEGAMS)” shows that playing the game gave farmers better understanding of the impact of their decisions linked to risks&opportunities of various farming systems. The ALEGAMS project has now published a factsheet with their final research findings. »

HortEco workshop June 2019
July 22, 2019Research project
HortEco workshop June 2019

On June 12, 2019 a workshop in the framework of the HortEco project was organized by the Faculty of Agronomy, Universidad de la República del Uruguay and Red de Agroeocología. The workshop focused on the project “Diversification of open greenhouse tomato through the introduction of flowering plants and spices”. »