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Asia-Pacific seed trade on long road to recovery
September 23, 2020Expert opinion
Asia-Pacific seed trade on long road to recovery

Seed trade in the Asia-Pacific region has been strongly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. A series of surveys among seed company executives conducted in April, May and August 2020 shows adverse effects on the demand for sowing seed, although the situation in August was much better than in April or May for most crops. Still, »

Project proposals to employ Young Experts
September 21, 2020News
Project proposals to employ Young Experts

Organisations interested in employing a motivated Young Expert can submit new international project proposals for Young Expert positions until October 11, 2020. Please note that due to COVID-19, the YEP training programme could be adjusted with, for instance, online sessions. Participating organisations and young experts involved, will be informed of any adjustments in due time. »

Pathways for market-oriented development on the HDP nexus
September 14, 2020Study
Pathways for market-oriented development on the HDP nexus
Theme: Food security and stability

To advance the Humanitarian-Development-Peace (HDP) nexus agenda in practice, policymakers and programme managers at (I)NGOs should start developing transition pathways for programming in settings affected by protracted crisis and conflict. This is one of the main conclusions in the final report “Pathways for market-oriented development on the HDP nexus” by The Broker. This final report in a series of three, documents the current state of innovation for HDP nexus programming based on lessons from ten recovery, resilience and market-oriented programmes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan and Nigeria. »

Second webinar CoP Digital Solutions on opportunities in response to COVID-19
September 9, 2020Knowledge activity
Second webinar CoP Digital Solutions on opportunities in response to COVID-19
Theme: CoP Digital Solutions

On Thursday August 27, 2020, the Food security and COVID-19 Community of Practice (CoP) on Digital Solutions hosted the webinar “Digital solutions for smallholder farmers: the challenges and opportunities of COVID-19”. This is the second webinar in a series of three focusing on “Digital opportunities in the response to COVID-19 in Asian & Africa agriculture”. »

CGIAR Performance Report 2019
August 13, 2020Study
CGIAR Performance Report 2019

On July 31,2020, CGIAR published its 2019 Performance Report. The Netherlands, as a strategic partner and funder to CGIAR is committed to share the important results achieved in 2019 by CGIAR, its CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs) and Platforms. The publication comes at a time when food systems are under incredible pressure due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and also in the midst of CGIAR’s transformation towards One CGIAR. »

First webinar CoP Digital Solutions on opportunities in response to COVID-19
August 12, 2020Knowledge activity
First webinar CoP Digital Solutions on opportunities in response to COVID-19
Theme: CoP Digital Solutions

On Thursday July 30, 2020, the Food security and COVID-19 Community of Practice (CoP) on Digital Solutions hosted the webinar ”How do African entrepreneurs in agriculture use digital technology to respond to Covid-19”. This is the first webinar in a series of three focusing on “Digital opportunities in the response to COVID-19 in Asian & Africa agriculture”. »