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Applied Research Fund country workshop in Uganda
June 17, 2019Knowledge activity
Applied Research Fund country workshop in Uganda

The Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF) addresses the knowledge and research needs of partners in the bilateral food security programmes of the 15 Dutch development cooperation partner countries and focuses on food security as a local challenge. From June 18 to 20, 2019 an ARF country workshop takes place in Uganda: all Uganda-based projects have now published factsheets with their midterm or final research results. »

Supporting transitions towards market-based agriculture in fragile settings
June 11, 2019Knowledge activity
Supporting transitions towards market-based agriculture in fragile settings
Theme: Food security and stability

What development interventions are effective in fragile settings and how can market-based agricultural and food security interventions better link up with humanitarian, rehabilitation and resilience programming? This was the central topic of the latest meeting of the Community of Practice on food security and stability on May 6, 2019. »

The organic movement contributing to SDG2
May 28, 2019Knowledge activity
The organic movement contributing to SDG2

How can organic farming contribute to SDG2: Zero Hunger? This was the central question for the interactive panel discussion organized by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday April 16, 2019. A broader public, coming from governmental organizations, NGOs, knowledge institutes and the private sector, attended the discussion. IFOAM kicked off with a presentation about the organic movement in East Africa. »

Report Agricultural Innovation Seminar
May 21, 2019Knowledge activity
Report Agricultural Innovation Seminar

The role of innovation for food system transformation is increasingly acknowledged, but what this actually entails and how innovation thinking can be applied and encouraged in practice often remains unclear. To explore how new insights can be put to use for global food security, a seminar was organized in The Hague on April 17, 2019. »

On the Menu – Can Food Be the Planet’s Medicine?
April 24, 2019Knowledge activity
On the Menu – Can Food Be the Planet’s Medicine?

A high profile session at the World Bank’s Spring Meetings on April 10, 2019, highlighted the urgency and absolutely critical role of a food system transformation for humanity to stay “in a safe operating space within planetary boundaries”. Read a short introduction and watch the video. »

Valuable Vegetables - Learning loops for impact in the international horticultural sector
April 11, 2019Knowledge activity
Valuable Vegetables – Learning loops for impact in the international horticultural sector
Theme: Fruits and Vegetables

The initiative Valuable Vegetables started early April 2019 with an expert meeting in The Hague. Dutch horticulture experts provided input for the agenda of the envisaged multi-stakeholder learning loops, which have the aim to improve practices and policies in the international horticultural sector, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). A summary with outcomes of the meeting is now published online. »