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The role of agri-entrepreneurship and farming innovations for youth in agriculture engagement
February 17, 2016Knowledge activity
The role of agri-entrepreneurship and farming innovations for youth in agriculture engagement
Theme: Youth in agrofood systems

On January 20 a seminar was organized on the topic of entrepreneurship and innovations in developing countries for young peoples’ involvement in farming. Participants were mid-career professionals from Africa and Asia as well as Netherlands-based professionals representing knowledge, policy and private institutes. »

Report ARCH Pre-event: How to foster the impact of agricultural research and innovation for global challenges
February 15, 2016Knowledge activity
Report ARCH Pre-event: How to foster the impact of agricultural research and innovation for global challenges

On January 26, 2016, the Working Group ARCH and the European Commission organized a pre-event before the DG AGRI Conference on Agricultural research and innovation titled, “Designing the path: a strategic approach to EU agricultural research and innovation”. »

The future of our food
January 14, 2016Knowledge activity
The future of our food
Theme: Youth in agrofood systems

On December 9, a seminar was held at CDI Wageningen on the topic of youth in agriculture. This item describes the results of the debates and highlights potential knowledge questions and activities that could emerge around the topic. »

Promoting Innovation and Trade in Horticulture in East Africa
December 17, 2015Knowledge activity
Promoting Innovation and Trade in Horticulture in East Africa
Theme: Fruits and Vegetables

From November 25 to 27, a big regional horticulture event took place in Kigali consisting of a three-day horticultural exhibition at the PSF Expo Grounds, combined with a two-day conference about Innovation and Trade in Horticulture. A Business Innovation Competition took place during the event as well. »

Dynamic learning events held in Africa on land governance and food security
December 16, 2015Knowledge activity
Dynamic learning events held in Africa on land governance and food security
Theme: Land Governance

In early 2015, LANDac and the F&BKP developed a knowledge agenda on land governance and food security. One of the activities addressed as part of the agenda was the development of three country-specific capacity building trajectories in linking land governance and food security. »

Ministries discuss Fruits and Vegetables Sector potential
December 15, 2015Knowledge activity
Ministries discuss Fruits and Vegetables Sector potential
Theme: Fruits and Vegetables

Late September 2015, an internal discussion meeting took place with about 20 representatives of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Economic Affairs and a few related institutions, about the findings of the LEI Wageningen UR report on the potential of the Fruits and Vegetables Sector for Food and Nutrition Security. »