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July 29, 2020Knowledge Portal
Limitations of inclusive agribusinesses in contributing to food and nutrition security in a smallholder community: A case of mango initiative in Makueni county, Kenya

This paper explores the potential food and nutrition security contribution of inclusive agribusinesses in Makueni county, Kenya. The results show that participation in the inclusive agribusiness favors smallholder households with relatively higher production capacity in terms of better physical capital (, access to loans, and human capital. »

Increasing smallholder food production
July 14, 2020Study
Increasing smallholder food production

This third Outcomes Paper of the F&BR Synthesis Study assesses the outcomes delivered by thirteen Food & Business Research (F&BR) projects in terms of increased food production by and for farming communities in seven African and two Asian countries. Smallholders play a vital role in contributing to food and nutrition security. Ironically, smallholders and their families are themselves among the poorest and most food insecure people in the global South. »

June 11, 2020Knowledge Portal
Exploring the effectiveness of agricultural technologies training among smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan African communities

This study was carried out to ascertain the effectiveness of agricultural technologies training among smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan African communities. The study recommends a policy agenda of governments that will favor improvement of agricultural extension and training for rural development to promote agricultural productivity, improving standard of living of  smallholder farmers and national food security. »

Smallholder agriculture: Research-based opportunities for improved food and nutrition security
May 25, 2020Study
Smallholder agriculture: Research-based opportunities for improved food and nutrition security

This fourth Thematic Paper of the F&BR Synthesis Study discusses Research for Development insights and innovations regarding smallholder farmers. The paper stresses that differences among smallholders have significant implications and require an integrated approach from donors, governments and development agencies. Any such approach should be rigorously monitored on process and results to enable adaptive programming and learning. »

GCP-2 final factsheet: LIQUID
May 11, 2020Research project
GCP-2 final factsheet: LIQUID

The GCP-2 project “Local and International business collaboration for productivity and QUality Improvement in Dairy chains in SE Asia and East Africa (LIQUID)” published its final research findings. »

May 4, 2020Knowledge Portal
COVID-19 and smallholder producers’ access to markets

The aim of this brief is to inform on options to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on food and agriculture with attention to smallholders’ access to markets. This brief builds on lessons learned in 2014 Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic and during the 2007–2008 global food prices volatility crisis. »