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August 14, 2019Knowledge Portal
Make hay while the sun shines

This working paper discusses the interface between gender and agricultural innovation systems. More specifically, the working paper investigates how gender norms and roles influence social relations between actors in forage innovation systems in rural Afghanistan. »

ARF-1 factsheet: Solar drying in Ghana
July 18, 2019Research project
ARF-1 factsheet: Solar drying in Ghana

Main result of the ARF project ‚ÄúSolar drying technology for smallholder farmers in Ghana” is the innovation introduced to design, develop and commission low-entry cost, solar drying technology for fruit & vegetable processing. Please download the factsheet with final findings of this Applied Research Fund Call 1 project. »

June 19, 2019Knowledge Portal
Growing food in the cities: Successes and new opportunities

This briefing discusses the development of urban agriculture in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific, looking at successful urban agribusinesses and the innovations, partnerships and policy developments that are creating new opportunities in this field. Urban and peri-urban agriculture offers opportunities for productive employment in a sector with low barriers to entry. Many urban agriculture policies do not address commercial urban agriculture, agro-processing and value addition activities well. »

June 4, 2019Knowledge Portal
Fintechs and financial inclusion

This paper aims to explain finance innovations in a detailed way and generate insights on whether the services work as stated, create value for underserved customers, and ease age-old pain points in delivering financial services to underserved customers. Fintechs are innovating at every step of the financial services value chain, often through new value propositions. They are making financial services more affordable and accessible, are improving customere experience and accelerate use and engagement. »

Report Agricultural Innovation Seminar
May 21, 2019Knowledge activity
Report Agricultural Innovation Seminar

The role of innovation for food system transformation is increasingly acknowledged, but what this actually entails and how innovation thinking can be applied and encouraged in practice often remains unclear. To explore how new insights can be put to use for global food security, a seminar was organized in The Hague on April 17, 2019. »

April 10, 2019Knowledge Portal
Sustainable aquaculture developments in Kenya

The first report provides an overview of how the Kenyan aquaculture sector performs in three analytical domains: the robustness of the supply chain, the reliability of institutional governance and the resilience of the innovation system. Another report compared the successful commercial aquaculture sector in Egypt, Nigeria and Ghana resulting in lessons for Kenya. »