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Scoping report: “Improving the perspective for regional trade and investment in West Africa
August 23, 2016Study
Scoping report: “Improving the perspective for regional trade and investment in West Africa”
Theme: Regional Trade for Food Security

Realizing that enhanced intraregional trade and investment may contribute to inclusive economic development in West Africa, the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has raised knowledge questions on how to increase its effort to support West African integration and cooperation. »

June 29, 2016Knowledge Portal
Global food security index 2016

This report on the Global Food Security Index presents the key findings of the new index. The index considers the core issues of affordability, availability, and quality across a set of 113 countries. The index is a dynamic quantitative and qualitative benchmarking model, constructed from 28 unique indicators, that measures these drivers of food security across both developing and developed countries. »

Country fact sheets on land governance and food security updated and extended
June 24, 2016Study
Country fact sheets on land governance and food security updated and extended
Theme: Land Governance

Updated country fact sheets on land governance and food security are now available for download on the LANDac website. As part of the joint knowledge agenda on land governance and food security, the fact sheets – originally compiled in 2012 – have been updated and were extended to better include food security. »

June 2, 2016Knowledge Portal
Financing farm renovation: How to build resilience using a blend of capital

This report by Root Capital explains how a blend of capital can help build resilience against a dwindling supply and rising demand in commodities such as coffee, cacao, and tea. The report states that investment in agriculture—perhaps more than any other sector—has the potential to bring about unprecedented change today and into the future, from food security and nutrition to environmental sustainability and economic growth. »

Food and Nutrition Security Exchange days 2016
May 9, 2016Knowledge activity
Food and Nutrition Security Exchange days 2016

Work more in alignment with Dutch partner countries, make better use of opportunities to link aid, trade and investment, and put into practice the policy of “no one should be left behind”. These are some of the conclusions of the Food and Nutrition Security Exchange days 2016. »

May 4, 2016Knowledge Portal
Is inclusive business for you? Managing and upscaling an inclusive company – lessons from the field

This publication by the Centre for Development Innovation (CDI) and The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) provides readers with a valuable understanding of how agri-food markets can contribute to food security and rural poverty reduction, while still building profitable commercial relations. The report gives the outcomes of the ‘From Islands of Success to Seas of Change’ initiative on scaling inclusive agri-food markets. »