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April 2, 2019Knowledge Portal
Facilitating next-generation African, Caribbean and Pacific agriculture through youth entrepreneurship, job creation and digitalisation

This workshop identified critical success factors for rural entrepreneurship and job creation and resulted in two briefs. The first argues that outh-inclusive investments to modernise the agricultural sector will unleash its huge potential. The second explores the challenges and opportunities facing young people trying to enter the agricultural and agribusiness sector. »

March 22, 2019Knowledge Portal
Supporting sustainable expansion of livestock production in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa: Scenario analysis of investment options

This study used a scenario analysis to explore what targeted investments to the livestock sector could help enhance food security in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. The results show that boosting livestock productivity primarily in these two regions could improve food security and producer incomes while limiting greenhouse gas emissions and agricultural water usage. »

March 8, 2019Knowledge Portal
An Africa-Europe agenda for rural transformation

This report proposes strategies and policies, harnessing cooperation between Africa and Europe, to enable the African agri-food and rural economy to respond to the challenge of generating sufficient jobs and incomes for the African workforce. Africa and Europe should implement and innovative partnership for the inclusive and sustainable development of Africa’s agri-food sector and rural economy, where African political and policy leadership should be a key element. »

January 21, 2019Knowledge Portal
Land governance and inclusive business in agriculture: Advancing the debate

This report reviews the state of the global debate on inclusiveness in agricultural investments and analyses what ‘inclusiveness’ means to different value chain actors. A cross-cutting approach that looks at the key features of value chain relationships enables the evaluation of inclusiveness within each business, and allows for more nuanced recommendations on how to enhance inclusiveness. »

July 31, 2018Knowledge Portal
Innovations to overcome the increasingly complex problems of hunger

This paper aims to assess alternative pathways toward overcoming hunger, with an emphasis on innovations. Key elements of inclusive policies and partnerships are agricultural development in the hunger-affected rural areas and communities to improve productivity will remain a major part of solutions. »

July 27, 2018Knowledge Portal
Innovation platforms in agricultural research for development

This article describes when and for what purpose innovation platforms provide an appropriate mechanism for achieving development outcomes, and what kinds of resource investments and enabling environments are required. The study provides a decision support tool for research, development and funding agencies. »