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The Food & Nutrition Security potential of Fruits and Vegetables
February 3, 2015News
The Food & Nutrition Security potential of Fruits and Vegetables

The F&BKP has contracted LEI-Wageningen UR for a desk study on fruits and vegetables, in close collaboration with TopSector TU. The study is expected to provide an overview of research-based and other relevant literature; build on the information and opportunities aggregated in the discussion paper “Picking the fruits“; and test the assumption that the ‘development’ »

Report on scaling up index insurance for smallholder farmers
January 30, 2015News
Report on scaling up index insurance for smallholder farmers

On January 28, 2015 a  high-level webcast event focused on innovations in index insurance that can safeguard the future of farmers under climate change. The webcast was related to the publication of a new CCAFS (CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security) report on Scaling up index insurance for smallholder farmers: Recent evidence »

Call for contributions special issue Land
January 28, 2015News
Call for contributions special issue Land
Theme: Land Governance

At the moment a special issue is under development for the journal ‘Land’ on the topic of ‘’Grabbing’ land for solving the global food problem: What are the implications for ‘local’ food security?’. The international, scholarly, open access journal Land is currently preparing a special issue with the aim to gain insight in the direct »

Three projects granted with Food & Business Applied Research Fund
January 28, 2015News
Three projects granted with Food & Business Applied Research Fund

Three Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF) research proposals have been awarded funding. The awarded ARF research proposals are the result of the first round of the second call for proposals. In total, eighteen projects have now been rewarded in the fund. The next deadline for submitting a proposal is May 12, 2015. Improving »

Launch accelerator program Village Capital FinTech for Agriculture: East Africa 2015.
January 28, 2015News
Launch accelerator program Village Capital FinTech for Agriculture: East Africa 2015.

Village Capital, in partnership with MasterCard Foundation and Duncan Goldie-Scot, has announced the launch of its accelerator program, Village Capital FinTech for Agriculture: East Africa 2015. Smallholder farmers in East Africa cannot participate in the mainstream economy because they lack access to financial services as a result of their location, their lack of financial literacy, »

CTA Youth Call for Proposals
January 27, 2015News
CTA Youth Call for Proposals

The objective of the CTA grant is to advance agricultural entrepreneurship and ICT innovations to boost climate-resilient food value chains by young people. The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the European Union (EU) and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States. Its mission is to »