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Key findings and lessons from Dutch publicly funded horticulture initiatives in LMICs
June 30, 2020Study
Key findings and lessons from Dutch publicly funded horticulture initiatives in LMICs
Theme: Valuable Vegetables

A stronger horticulture sector in low- and middle-income countries is expected to contribute to among others (inclusive) business development, employment, enhanced Food and Nutrition Security and economic growth. This has motivated the Netherlands to substantially invest in horticulture initiatives in these countries. This synthesis paper was written to develop an overview of the most important insights and lessons from these initiatives, with the aim of contributing to improved policy and practice of future horticulture development initiatives. »

June 11, 2020Knowledge Portal
Land access in the development of horticultural crops in East Africa: A case study of passion fruit in Burundi, Kenya and Rwanda

This research evaluated land access dynamics (availability, acquisition, and use changes) on the introduction of passion fruits in East Africa (Kenya, Burundi and Rwanda). aAdoption of high-value horticultural crops is supported for the increased income of rural farmers in East Africa, however, constraints on land access may limit the achievement of optimum income from the cultivation of these crops. »

May 25, 2020Knowledge Portal
How to integrate gender equity strategies into horticulture value chains

This webinar introduces key definitions of gender equity and strategies for implementing gender equity approaches into projects. The workshops discusses key definitions of vocabulary to effectively integrate gender equity into projects. Women’s empowerment is a critical aspect of gender integration in horticulture as women make up a large percentage of farmers and are a key linkage to household nutrition. »

May 15, 2020Knowledge Portal
Impact of Covid-19 on women workers in the horticulture sector in Kenya

This report aimed to establish the impact of Covid-19 on women workers in the horticulture sector. This was assessed with special focus on employment status, living conditions, shifts in household expenses and outlook for the future. A rapid assessment indicates that food security is a major concern mainly due to job losses and increasing food prices. »

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”. »