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HortEco workshop May 2019
June 17, 2019Research project
HortEco workshop May 2019

In the framework of the GCP project HortEco and ANII, Uruguay, a workshop was organized entitled “Improvement of soil quality and reduction of agrochemical use in vegetable production systems: onion crop as a model”. On May 20, 2019, thirty people, including farmers, technicians and researchers, met to discuss how to make the technology of green manure and reduced tillage viable in organic vegetable production. »

Innovation for Seafood Sustainability and Nutrient Security in Southeast Asia
May 13, 2019Research project
Innovation for Seafood Sustainability and Nutrient Security in Southeast Asia

During a special session on Sustainable Sea-Food Security last April at the 12th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum, partners of four NWO-WOTRO funded GCP projects and one ARF project discussed with stakeholders of the fisheries and aquaculture sector from policy and practice. The session had three goals: (1) Knowledge exchange between the NWO-WOTRO funded projects working on the seafood value chain, (2) Exchange with stakeholders of the sector who are not related to the project, (3) identification of constraints to inclusion of small farmers and fishers in development. »

GCP-3 facstheet midterm findings: Sustaining food supplies and improving health in Kenya
May 9, 2019Research project
GCP-3 facstheet midterm findings: Sustaining food supplies and improving health in Kenya

Please download the factsheet with midterm findings of this GCP-3 Integrated Project. »

GCP-3 facstheet midterm findings: Allotment gardens in urban Africa
May 9, 2019Research project
GCP-3 facstheet midterm findings: Allotment gardens in urban Africa

Please download the factsheet with midterm findings of this GCP-3 Fast Track project. »

Embeddeness in Context: reflecting on the “enabling” environment for youth agripreneurship
May 7, 2019Expert opinion
Embeddeness in Context: reflecting on the “enabling” environment for youth agripreneurship
Theme: Youth in agrofood systems

Entrepreneurship in agriculture is often touted as one of the innovative approaches to addressing poverty and food insecurity in developing and emerging economies. It is also considered a means out of unemployment for the rapidly increasing youth population in many developing economies. The challenge for entrepreneurs in agriculture, or “agripreneurs”, is to innovate and spawn ideas and approaches to spur on agricultural production to meet future demand; this challenge is particularly targeted at unemployed youth, who are expected to rise to the challenge not only of farming, but of being entrepreneurial. »

Building capacities of local researchers in Benin
April 17, 2019Research project
Building capacities of local researchers in Benin

In the context of the Global Challenges Programme (GCP) project “Allotment gardens and food security in urban Africa” a workshop was organized from March 18 to 20, 2019 by the Amsterdam Centre for World Food Studies to train local researchers in Benin on the development of a site selection tool. »