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Launch of the Scaling-up Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture project
April 13, 2017Research project
Launch of the Scaling-up Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture project

End March, the NWO-WOTRO funded project “Scaling-up nutrition-sensitive agriculture in Vietnam and Lao PDR” was officially launched in Lao PDR. The launch was hosted by the National Institute of Public Health and saw the involvement of a number of consortium partners and stakeholders from both countries. The main objectives of this event were to develop a shared understanding of the project, discuss expectations and make a joint plan of activities. »

SustUpscaling project started
March 30, 2017News
SustUpscaling project started

Nijmegen School of Management, Radboud University has been granted funds by the F&BKP to carry out a pilot study on the role of agro-based clustering in sustainable upscaling in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The SustUpscaling project aims to understand the drivers of sustainable upscaling by Dutch firms in agribusiness in LMICs »

January 6, 2017Knowledge Portal
Growing advantage of large farms in Asia and its implications for global food security

This article, published in the Global Food Security journal, argues that if small-scale farms continue to dominate in the face of the increasing wage rate in Asia, many countries in this region will lose their comparative advantage in agriculture. If machinery and land are complementary and machines are indivisible to some extent, large-scale mechanized farms become more efficient, which tends to weaken the inverse farm size-productivity relationship. »

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. »

March 21, 2016Knowledge Portal
Scaling up Agroecology through Market Systems

This paper by Practical Action uses the three pillars of Technology Justice (access, local innovation, and sustainable use of technologies) to assess the range of agricultural development pathways available. This policy briefing presents existing evidence and research in agroecology alongside case studies of successful initiatives with scalable potential, particularly where market systems are at the core of development practices. »

February 2, 2016Knowledge Portal
The barriers to scaling up/out climate smart agriculture and strategies to enhance adoption in Africa

This report by FARA identifies barriers to scaling up/out climate smart agriculture (CSA) practices and proposes strategies and practical actions to remove the barriers and enhance adoption of CSA in Africa. The publication highlights that Early Warning Systems (EWS) are critical for monitoring major uncertainties when making decisions regarding the bio-physical, management and ecological barriers to adoption of CSA. Successful CSA practices at farm, landscape and entire food system levels are essential to be up and out-scaled. »