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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. »

June 22, 2018Knowledge Portal
Foreign development investment and supply chains in horticulture: Diversifying exports and reducing poverty

This working paper looks into supply chain creation in horticulture in Africa, Latin America and other developing regions. It demonstrates that expansion of international investment in horticultural supply chains offers significant potential for export diversification and poverty reduction. »

June 6, 2018Knowledge Portal
Post-harvest losses: Global scale, solutions, and relevance to Ghana

This report focuses on post-harvest losses (PHL) in the horticulture sector of Ghana to quantify the extent and drives of loss of specific crops in specific contexts to identify the most cost-effective solution. Horticulture has great growth potential in Ghana, so returns to PHL prevention are expected to be high. »

May 14, 2018Knowledge Portal
Opportunities of urban horticulture for poverty alleviation in Dar es Salaam city, Tanzania

This study was conducted to explore to opportunities of the urban agriculture focusing on vegetables and ornamental flowers production towards poverty reduction and alleviation in Dar es Salaam. Urban agriculture reveals to play a significant role towards reducing and alleviating the poverty. »