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Valuable Vegetables - Learning loops for impact in the international horticultural sector
April 11, 2019Knowledge activity
Valuable Vegetables – Learning loops for impact in the international horticultural sector
Theme: Fruits and Vegetables

The initiative Valuable Vegetables started early April 2019 with an expert meeting in The Hague. Dutch horticulture experts provided input for the agenda of the envisaged multi-stakeholder learning loops, which have the aim to improve practices and policies in the international horticultural sector, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). A summary with outcomes of the meeting is now published online. »

Midterm meeting and workshop on agroecological transitions GCP project HortEco
April 2, 2019Research project
Midterm meeting and workshop on agroecological transitions GCP project HortEco

From February 24 to 28, 2019, consortium partners of the GCP project “Horticultural food systems in Chile and Uruguay (HortEco)” gathered in Chile for a midterm meeting. The meeting included a public workshop on production, commercialization and Participatory Guarantee Systems in agroecological transitions. »

April 1, 2019Knowledge Portal
Aligning the food system to meet dietary needs: Fruits and vegetables

This paper discusses strategies for increasing the production and consumption of fruits and vegetables as a path to obtaining adequate diets and increased incomes in domestic and transitional economies. Although often neglected in calorie counts, eating horticultural crops provides critical nutrients for a balanced diet. »

F&BKP newsletter February 2019 (#01)
February 8, 2019News
F&BKP newsletter February 2019 (#01)

In the February 2019 Newsletter, the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) informs about having entered its second phase with the approval of the Plan of Action 2019-2022 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The F&BKP, Embassy Support Programme and Talent Pool will continue as the Knowledge Programme for Food Security.   This Programme will increase the »

What is climate smart in Africa’s horticulture?
February 7, 2019Study
What is climate smart in Africa’s horticulture?
Theme: Fruits and Vegetables

Climate change is and will continue to be a major challenge for East and Southern African horticulture. Its effects on horticulture are lower water availability, lower soil health, higher disease pressure and planning disruptions. With support of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform, AgriProFocus and Verbos Business Development carried out a scoping study of business drivers for Climate Smart Horticulture in Kenya, Zambia and Tanzania. »

July 9, 2018Knowledge Portal
Assessment of production potential and post-harvest losses of fruits and vegetables in northern region of Ethiopia

This study assesses the production potential and post-harvest losses of fruits and vegetables at farmer’s feld and uidentifies the technological gaps in the existing production and post-harvest handling techniques, in Northern Ethiopia. »