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Inclusive business for sustainable food systems: Putting the last first
May 22, 2020Study
Inclusive business for sustainable food systems: Putting the last first

How can business models be profitable and benefit low income populations, aim to address societal problems, including poverty and food and nutrition insecurity, and promote sustainable livelihoods? This is the key question explored in the third Thematic Paper of the F&BR Synthesis Study that has recently been produced discussing Research for Development insights and innovations regarding these business models, commonly referred to as Inclusive Business models. »

GCP-1 final factsheet: Helping poor farmers grow money in Sierra Leone
May 12, 2020Research project
GCP-1 final factsheet: Helping poor farmers grow money in Sierra Leone

The Global Challenges Programme (GCP) “Helping poor farmers grow money in Sierra Leone” published its final research results: local institutions are key to understand structural transformation of poor agrarian economies destabilized by foreign investment; and local community decision-making is significant to control Ebola. »

GCP-2 final factsheet: LIQUID
May 11, 2020Research project
GCP-2 final factsheet: LIQUID

The GCP-2 project “Local and International business collaboration for productivity and QUality Improvement in Dairy chains in SE Asia and East Africa (LIQUID)” published its final research findings. »

HortEco seminar March 2020
April 15, 2020Research project
HortEco seminar March 2020

On March 5, 2020 a seminar in the framework of the HortEco project was organized by the Faculty of Agronomy, Universidad de la República del Uruguay and Red de Agroecología. A synthesis report of the seminar is available in Spanish. »

First workshop of Organizations of Ecological Farmers
April 15, 2020Research project
First workshop of Organizations of Ecological Farmers

Beginning 2020, a workshop was organized in the framework of the Global Challenges Programme project HortEco, entitled “Normative, technical and organizational aspects favoring the diffusion of organic agriculture in Valparaíso region, Chile”. »

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 Paper of the F&BR Synthesis Study 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. »