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Resources CoP Markets, Supply Chains & Nutritious foods
May 29, 2020Knowledge activity
Resources CoP Markets, Supply Chains & Nutritious foods
Theme: CoP Markets, Supply Chains & Nutritious foods

During the online meetings, members of the CoP Markets, Value Chains & Nutritious foods refer to several documents and information, which will regularly be added to the resources list in this post. »

March 9, 2020Knowledge Portal
Market‐led options to scale up legume seeds in developing countries: Experiences from the Tropical Legumes Project

This article states there are several hurdles to ensure sustainable seed production and consistent flow of improved legume varieties in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Diversification of seed sources by linking formal and informal seed systems is a fundamental tool to enhancing seed access to resource‐poor farmers especially those in remote areas. »

January 7, 2020Knowledge Portal
Effects of milk cooling: A case study on milk supply chain for a factory in Ethiopia

In this study the effects of different scenarios for introducing a cold milk chain are evaluated based on rejection rates and costs to increase the milk supply of a milk factory near Solulta (Ethiopia). Adequate design of milk collection chains and choice of technology options is essential to make the food product available with minimum climate impact. »

December 5, 2019Knowledge Portal
Transforming Africa’s food system with digital technologies

This seminar explored how African countries can develop a “digitalization ecosystem” to help foster growth and competitiveness in the continent’s value chains. Also discussed are the institutional and policy innovations that have already been implemented by African governments as well as efforts by the private sector and ag-tech startups to increase the development and use of digital tools and services in agriculture. »

ARF-2 final factsheet: PARCR project in Benin
November 12, 2019Research project
ARF-2 final factsheet: PARCR project in Benin

The PARCR project in Benin has published its final factsheet, with as main outcome achieved the high adoption of the best practices of rice production on the one hand, and of the best practices of rice parboiling on the other hand.  »

ARF-3 final factsheet: Plantain varieties in Benin
November 6, 2019Research project
ARF-3 final factsheet: Plantain varieties in Benin

Please download the final factsheet of this ARF-3 project. The consortium shares its research findings, showing the development of best agricultural practices and of new plantain-product markets with a special empowerment of women and youth along the value chains. »