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Man-made pastures - Postcard from Nthia, Makueni County, Kenya
September 12, 2019Research project
Man-made pastures – Postcard from Nthia, Makueni County, Kenya

In the context of the Applied Research Fund project “Rainwater harvesting from Roads For Indigenous Pasture production and improved rural livelihoods in semi-arid Kitui, Kenya (ROFIP)” this Postcard introduces Jeremiah Ngaya – a pioneer in indigenous pasture production who is busy teaching other farmers how to venture into pasture farming. »

GCP-4 factsheet midterm findings: OSMARE
August 19, 2019Research project
GCP-4 factsheet midterm findings: OSMARE

Midterm findings of the OSMARE project after 18 months of work in rural Malawi and Zimbabwe. The (preliminary and general) message to value chain players: “When designing or adapting a business model (e.g. contract with training, microfinance scheme, input supply, or other complex form of transaction) for and with farmers, you should leave some purposive slack for experimentation, learning and adaptation to local and rapidly changing (climate, social, and market) conditions.” »

VHL University Practice Briefs - Inclusive and Climate smart dairy programme
August 1, 2019Research project
VHL University Practice Briefs – Inclusive and Climate smart dairy programme

Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences has published eight Practice Briefs in the context of the GCP-CCAFS project “Inclusive and climate smart business models in Ethiopian and Kenyan dairy value chains (CSDEK)”. »

Aquaculture improvement projects: the private sector’s tool to address risks beyond the farm?
August 1, 2019Research project
Aquaculture improvement projects: the private sector’s tool to address risks beyond the farm?

Aquaculture improvement projects (AIPs) have emerged as a novel form of market-based sustainability governance. Mariska Bottema, a researcher in the Global Challenges Programme (GCP) project SUPERSEAS, recently published a paper in Aquaculture that identifies some key challenges that private actors leading AIPs face when trying to address aquaculture risks that reach beyond the farm. »

GCP-2 factsheet final findings: Intermediaries inclusive business Africa
July 30, 2019Research project
GCP-2 factsheet final findings: Intermediaries inclusive business Africa

The GCP project “Intermediaries in inclusive business networks for scaling food security in East & West Africa” which developed an IB market assessment tool that provides up front insights in the strengths and the weaknesses of markets for inclusive innovation on food and nutrition security, published its final research findings. »

GCP-2 factsheet final findings: ALEGAMS Vietnam
July 30, 2019Research project
GCP-2 factsheet final findings: ALEGAMS Vietnam

GCP-2 project “Serious games for sustainable shrimp farming in Vietnam (ALEGAMS)” shows that playing the game gave farmers better understanding of the impact of their decisions linked to risks&opportunities of various farming systems. The ALEGAMS project has now published a factsheet with their final research findings. »