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Aquaculture improvement projects: the private sector’s tool to address risks beyond the farm?
August 1, 2019Research project
Aquaculture improvement projects: the private sector’s tool to address risks beyond the farm?

Aquaculture improvement projects (AIPs) have emerged as a novel form of market-based sustainability governance. Mariska Bottema, a researcher in the Global Challenges Programme (GCP) project SUPERSEAS, recently published a paper in Aquaculture that identifies some key challenges that private actors leading AIPs face when trying to address aquaculture risks that reach beyond the farm. »

May 7, 2019Knowledge Portal
Spatial targeting of ICT-based weather and agro-advisory services for climate risk management in agriculture

This paper presents a scientific and integrated approach to identify areas of high agriculture vulnerability to climate change and availability of ICT services for dissemination of climate-smart agriculture information in the vulnerable areas. This simple methodology uses available data, is easy to apply, can be useful to prioritize locations for climate-smart interventions, mode of CSA information dissemination using ICT services, and increase coverage of agro-ICT services. »

The scale of area-based management: what are aquaculture farmers really doing?
December 19, 2018Research project
The scale of area-based management: what are aquaculture farmers really doing?

Area-based approaches to address environmental risk are gaining popularity in aquaculture management. Researchers in the GCP project SUPERSEAS recently published a study in the Geographical Journal that demonstrates the need to rethink the development and application of area‐based approaches, taking into account how farmers themselves understand environmental risk. »

Finance for Smallholder Farmers: takeaways July expert meetings
September 28, 2016News
Finance for Smallholder Farmers: takeaways July expert meetings

Last July, the Netherlands Platform for Inclusive Finance (NpM), together with AgriProFocus and funded by the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP), organized three expert meetings in Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. The aim of these meetings was to share the enormous wealth of knowledge from the research “Finance for Smallholders: Opportunities for risk management by linking »

Finance for Smallholder Farmers: A new set of expert meetings
July 20, 2016News
Finance for Smallholder Farmers: A new set of expert meetings

After three successful expert meetings last year, firstly in Rwanda on January 24, then in Burundi on February 12 and later in Ethiopia on April 28, the Dutch Platform for Inclusive Finance (NpM), AgriProFocus and the Food and Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) have organized another series of expert meetings on their research, “Finance for Smallholders”. »

July 5, 2016Knowledge Portal
Agriculture and adaptation to climate change: The role of insurance in risk management – the case of Colombia

This paper by the Inter-American Development Bank, analyzes in detail the market constraints on the development of the agricultural insurance market in Colombia and provides recommendations so that it can fulfill its potential as a risk management tool in the country. Insurance can potentially play an important role in climate change adaptation for rural households in developing countries as part of the overall climate change adaptation strategy. However, agricultural insurance markets have many market failures that inhibit their full development. »