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Knowledge Sharing Seminar in Comilla
May 25, 2016Research project
Knowledge Sharing Seminar in Comilla

On May 4, 2016 a Knowledge Sharing Seminar was held in Comilla City on the theme of “Assessment of rodenticide use and rodenticide resistance in Bangladesh in order to reduce post-harvest losses”. The seminar was organized with the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), Department of Food, Rice Mill Owners, Media, SMEs and NGOs. Chief Guest »

May 11, 2016Knowledge Portal
Agricultural mechanization and south-south knowledge exchange: What can Ghanaian and Nigerian policymakers learn from Bangladesh’s experience?

This policy note shows to what extend mechanization efforts from Bangladesh can be used as an example for these transformations in Ghana and Nigeria. The notes elaborates on the experiences of a p Past efforts in these countries have mostly focused on the styles of machinery used in western countries or Latin American countries, where average farm sizes are much larger. In Bangladesh recent fast growth in agricultural mechanization has spread among smallholder farmers that own an average of 0.5 hectares. »

Report Extensive Livestock Expo, Kenya 2015
April 14, 2016Knowledge activity
Report Extensive Livestock Expo, Kenya 2015

Kenya’s first Extensive Livestock Expo was held in Nairobi in November 2015. Themed ‘Herding for Markets’, the Expo brought together local, regional and international livestock producers and policy makers, financiers, buyers and other livestock value chain actors. It attracted 1200 delegates, 75 exhibitors and 10,000 livestock producers from various parts of the country. The Expo »

Report ARF & CRF projects workshop, Uganda 2015
April 7, 2016Knowledge activity
Report ARF & CRF projects workshop, Uganda 2015

From Thursday October 1 until Saturday October 3, 2015 the “Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF) First Call projects and Competitive Research Fund (CRF) projects workshop” took place in Entebbe, Uganda. The final report, including links to all PowerPoint presentations, has been published now. »

Report ARCH Pre-event: How to foster the impact of agricultural research and innovation for global challenges
February 15, 2016Knowledge activity
Report ARCH Pre-event: How to foster the impact of agricultural research and innovation for global challenges

On January 26, 2016, the Working Group ARCH and the European Commission organized a pre-event before the DG AGRI Conference on Agricultural research and innovation titled, “Designing the path: a strategic approach to EU agricultural research and innovation”. »

Cities and agriculture: developing resilient urban food systems
October 14, 2015Study
Cities and agriculture: developing resilient urban food systems

The world has been observing a rapid increase in urban population over the past years. With more people living in cities, urbanization has become evident. It is vital to plan and provide for sustainable and resilient food systems. The RUAF publication “Cities and agriculture: developing resilient urban food systems” edited by Henk de Zeeuw (RUAF »