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July 26, 2015Knowledge Portal
Export horticulture – empowering female small-scale farmers in Kenya?

This paper in the Journal of the Geographical Society of Berlin is the outcome of a study on the international partner project “Changing Gender Roles in Sub-Saharan Horticultural Family Farming” funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. A qualitative case study was carried out to understand the impacts on gender inequality of the integration of horticultural smallholdings into the fresh fruit and vegetable (FFV) supply chain to the European market. »

May 27, 2015Knowledge Portal
Is gender inequality the main roadblock to achieving nutrition targets? The Global Nutrition Report on gender equality

In this blog, Lawrence Haddad highlights the draw out messages about women and gender from the Global Nutrition Report. He highlights that improvements in nutrition are important to achieve gender equality and to empower all women and girls. Improvements in women’s nutritional status indicators, especially anemia rates in women of reproductive age, seem slow. Recommendations »

Horticulture and potential for food and nutrition security
October 16, 2014News
Horticulture and potential for food and nutrition security

Horticulture and its contribution to food and nutrition security is a potential theme for the knowledge agenda of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform. This is because of the clear interest from various stakeholder groups of the ‘Dutch diamond’ in this sector. Initial explorative meetings to shape collaboration on this theme within the Platform have »