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April 23, 2020Knowledge Portal
How COVID-19 may disrupt food supply chains in developing countries

This blog examines how COVID-19 will affect food supply chains (FSCs) in developing countries. Farm operations may be spared the worst, while small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in urban areas will face significant problems. Governments’ general strategy must be two-pronged: Implement robust public health measures and address food security impacts, particularly income and employment. »

December 4, 2019Knowledge Portal
Gender toolkit

This toolkit showcases ways to integrate gender aspects into supply chain approaches, through nine practical cases. he first section describes practical case examples for ways in which gender has been addressed in sustainability projects. The second section, the gender guide, explores opportunties to integrate gender aspect in different programming steps of projects and inventions. »

ARF-2 final factsheet: DAPIS Benin
October 10, 2019Research project
ARF-2 final factsheet: DAPIS Benin

The ARF project “Agronomic and processing practices for pineapple in Benin (DAPIS)” has recently been finalized; the research team published its final findings in a factsheet. »

Report
May 15, 2019Study
Report “A chain of possibilities”

Fairfood, in collaboration with WCDI and supported by the F&BKP, has conducted a scoping study on Blockchain Technology (BCT). The two key objectives to this study were to establish a solid understanding of BCT and the core principles behind BCT cases in the agri-food sector; and to identify good practices, challenges, and limitations of BCT use in agri-food chains that are relevant for LMICs. »

April 10, 2019Knowledge Portal
Food traceability in the domestic horticulture sector in Kenya: An overview

This study aimed to review the available tracebility systems and identify the best options for the domestic horticulture suppy chain in Kenya with the goal to provide food safety and quality assurance. raceability systems help deliver tailored goods and services to the consumers and are an evidence of value, especially in terms of quality and safety of the product. »

Food for All Talk
March 21, 2019Knowledge activity
Food for All Talk “The Nutritious Supply Chain: Optimizing Humanitarian Food Aid”

On March 19, another Food for All Talk (#FFATalks) under the WBG-Netherlands Partnership took place, entitled “The Nutritious Supply Chain: Optimizing Humanitarian Food Aid”. Dr. Hein Fleuren of the Zero Hunger Lab and the Tilburg School of Economics & Management presented how they developed  a model that simultaneously optimizes the food basket to be delivered, the sourcing plan, the routing plan, and the transfer modality. »