NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development has joined forces with seven Dutch research organisations to make funding available for use-inspired research tackling global challenges to the benefit of the most vulnerable people in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs). Applications can be submitted by a senior researcher at one of the seven co-funding Dutch research organisations (Delft University of Technology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, UNESCO-IHE, University of Amsterdam, Utrecht University, VU University Amsterdam, Wageningen University & Research).
The main applicant must collaborate in a consortium executing the project and consisting of at least: one of the co-funding Dutch research organisations, and; one research organisation or practitioner organisation located in the Low and Middle Income Country (ies) that t is (are) targeted.
Members of this platfo... Read more
Many farming households in Sub-Saharan Africa lack access to formal credit and turn to costly coping strategies to make ends meet between harvests, including reduced food consumption, informal borrowing, short-term work on other farms, and selling off assets like livestock. Providing credit, either in the form of food or cash, could allow farming families to increase their food security and agricultural output, as farmers would not be forced to find off-farm income to feed their families between harvests, and would therefore be able to spend additional time applying fertilizer, weeding, or harvesting the crop, which may increase yields. In the long run, this gain in productivity might increase incomes by more than farmers could earn through casual labor.
In Zambia, most of the smallholder farmers depend of the inputs provided by the government under the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP) which has provide to be inad... Read more
Malnutrition is a serious problem in the world today. Developing countries are mainly affected by under nutrition while developed countries are mostly faced by the challenge of over nutrition. Malnutrition all in all affects development of a nation by diminishing human capital .
In most countries, malnutrition is as a result of insufficient advocacy strategies, inadequate resources, absence of nutrition donor agencies and lack of effective coordination in the sector. However, in Zambia, the coming on board of many non governmental organizations to support the nutrition sector, the sector has taken a new shift.
There is a lot of nutrition education taking place and identification of the most nutritious foods for human consumption. This has led into the introduction of new foods such as spirulina.
Spirulina is a food supplement (micro-algae) which appears blue green in colour. It contains nutrients ( vita... Read more
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ICRA is an independent non-profit organization, founded in 1981 as the International Centre for development oriented Research in Agriculture. ICRA’s goal is to help end poverty and hunger and to promote sustainable resource use, through inclusive innovation partnerships and by the strengthening individual, organizational and institutional capacities required to make these partnerships work.
ICRA is a member of the Agr... Read more
The September newsletter of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) is filled with nine news items on results of F&BKP affiliated research, calls and events:
- Report regional workshop on Compost for Sustainable Agriculture
- Research project Measuring effects of agri-development on nutrition
- Literature review Social entrepreneurs as change makers for food security
- Applied Research Fund (ARF): third call second round with deadline December 6, 2016- Research findings & takeaways expert meetings Finance for Smallholders
Further, on the Food & Business Knowledge Platform website you can also read an update on food and nutrition security policy highlights as part of the Dutch Development Results 2015 magazine.
For more detailed background information and to download our reports and studies, please explore this website www.knowledge4food.net. An additional way to make sure you don’t miss any Platform updates is to... Read more
ICRA organises two interesting courses in March and May 2017 in Wageningen, The Netherlands. These courses are highly valued by professionals working in agricultural higher education, research, outreach, and agribusiness.
13 - 31 March 2017, Wageningen, The Netherlands
For this course you can apply HERE.
15 May - 2 June 2017, Wageningen, The Netherlands
For this course you can apply HERE.
ICRA strengthens innovative capacity by providing training and coaching to individuals and teams from different backgrounds. We believe that food and nutrition security, inclusive development and sustainable rural livelihoods can be achieved when people and organizations address their collective challenges by sharing knowledge and by working together to create joint solutions. ICRA organizes courses for professionals in agricultural education and research, outreach and agribusiness.
The following ICRA course is OPEN FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION NOW :
Linking research to inclusive development for food security - Facing rural innovation challenges
All information on the webpage: http://bit.ly/2dg09uf
Deadline for fellowship application is 19 October 2016.
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Applications are invited for the Young Researchers Program, a mentorship
programme, offered by the Hands On the Land Alliance (HOTL) together
with Transnational Institute, FIAN International and Friends of the
Earth International. This programme enables young engaged scholars and
activists to strengthen their capacities around understanding food
sovereignty and the human right to food, including opportunities for
peer-to-peer learning, benefiting from the experience of mentors, and
the opportunity to attend two main events as part of the research
process. The deadline is Sepmtember 19th, 2016. Click here for complete information.
Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) has received a grant from the Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) towards the cost of implementation of the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) Pillar IV strategy of the African Union’s New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AU-NEPAD).
FARA intends to use part of the proceeds to the following consultant services:
The attention of interested consultants is drawn to Paragraph 1.9 of World Bank’s Guidelines: Selec... Read more
The African Union Research Grants programme is financed through the Financing Agreement between the European Commission and the African Union Commission DCI-PANAF/2015/307-078) under the Pan-African Programme (PanAf), based on Regulation (EU) No 233/2014 establishing a financing instrument for development cooperation (DCI) for the period 2014-2020.
The programme is an innovative way to deploy and to improve science and technology research so that it contributes to Africa’s poverty reduction, economic growth and social development efforts.
The programme responds to the implementation of Africa’s Science Technology and Innovation Strategy -2024 (STISA-2024) priority one and the EU-Africa Research and Innovation Partnership focusing on Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA).
This Guideline for the Grant Applicants, developed by the Department of Human Resources, Science and Techno... Read more
The Agriculture, Nutrition & Health (ANH) Academy is a global research network in agriculture and food systems for improved nutrition and health to serve as a platform for learning and sharing.The aim of the ANH Academy is to foster a global community of interdisciplinary researchers working on agriculture and food systems for improved nutrition and health.
The objectives of the Academy are to:
1. Share innovative research in agriculture and food systems for improved nutrition and health;
2. Stimulate the development and harmonisation of new research;
3. Help strengthen the capacity of the research community to undertake inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary research;
4. Facilitate the uptake of robust evidence in policies and programming in agriculture and food systems for improved nutrition and health.
Read much more here:
The Research and Innovation Network for Europe and Africa (RINEA) is a project funded under Horizon 2020 aimed to strengthening synergies between research and business communities from the two regions. For more information about the project please visit www.rinea.org
This funding scheme is designed to facilitate the participation of researchers, entrepreneurs, innovators, and other relevant stakeholders in networking and brokerage events organised in the context of RINEA and beyond.
Successful applicants under this grant scheme will receive financial support in order to participate in one of the following brokerage events:
The events are organised in the framework promote business, technological and r
This newsletter includes interesting highlights: the launch of the third call of the Food & Business Applied Research Fund; and several knowledge products and event reports. Those include the complete report of the successful Food & Business Applied Research projects workshop held in Uganda (in collaboration with AgriProFocus), an essay on micronutrient management, an exploration on youth in agriculture, a report of the “Food for All Partnership” learning journey on food safety, and the report about the Extensive Livestock Expo (which AgriProfocus Kenya co-organised).
Please draw your attention to the proposal deadline for the Young Expert Programmes (YEP). Until June 1, Dutch companies, knowledge institutions and social organizations can submit a proposal for the deployment of a Young Expert in Agrofood... Read more
Undangan dipublikasikan di sini dikhususkan untuk anggota jaringan AgriProFocus seperti praktisi dan lembaga riset yang tertarik berkolaborasi bersama!
NOW-WOTRO meluncurkan undangan menulis proposal Dana Riset Aplikatif di Bidang Pangan dan Bisnis (ARF/ Aplied Research Fund). Ini adalah undangan menulis proposal ARF yang ketiga. ARF memberi dana untuk riset aplikatif yang berkontribusi pada inovasi ketahanan pangan dan pembangunan sektor bisnis di 15 negara mitra Belanda untuk kerjasama pembangunan. Undangan ini dikembangkan melalui kolaborasi yang intens dengan Food & Business Knowledge Platform.
Proposal harus dikirim oleh konsorsium yang terdiri dari :
1. Organisasi praktisi publik atau sektor bisnis (minimal 1)
2. Lembaga riset atau perguruan tinggi (minimal 1)
3. Organisasi Belanda
Tenggat waktu pengiriman proposal ada... Read more
The Call published here is particularly interesting for AgriProFocus members interested in collaboration between practitioners and research institutions!
NWO-WOTRO has launched the third call for proposals for the Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF). ARF provides grants to applied research contributing to innovation for food security and private sector development in the 15 partner countries of Dutch development cooperation. The call has been developed in close collaboration with the Food & Business Knowledge Platform. Please note that some changes have been made in this call for proposals as compared to the previous two calls. Most notably with regard to the foci of the call, the additional option to have a different focus on two countries (Bangladesh and Kenya) and the reimbursable costs.
Proposals may be submitted by consortia consisting of at least one pr... Read more
The third Call for Proposal of the Applied Research Fund (ARF) is open for applications, and a workshop on ARF took place today in Global Hotel, Addis Ababa.
The workshop was organized by Food & Business Knowledge Platform, in collaboration with AgriProFocus Ethiopia. More than 20 participants from organizations and institutions such as Addis Ababa University, Samara University, Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD), Best Practice Association, Mercy Corps, Soil & More, Grain Health, and so on attended the workshop.
Mr. Frans Verberne, from Food & Business Knowledge Platform, gave a detail presentation about ARF, its objective and application process. He also responded several questions from the participants.
In this call, fifteen projects can be granted. ARF aims at promoting research supported innovations that are readily applicable and contribute to the enhancement of sustainable food security for the most vuln... Read more
AgriProFocus Ethiopia and the Netherlands-based Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) invite you for a meeting on Thursday morning April 7th from 9- 12AM in Global Hotel, Addis Ababa about:
Frans Verberne, managing director of the F&BKP (www.knowledge4food.net) will present the outlines of the 3rd Call of the Applied Research Fund which will be launched early April 2016.
The F&BKP would like to take this opportunity to explore collaboration with Ethiopian organizations working on food security to share your lessons learned with a wider international network of professionals working on food & nutrition security.
If you want to register for this event, please send your name(1), organisation(2), email address(3) and telephone number(4) to Meskerem Ritmeester, AgriProFocus linking &
This study aimed at developing a baseline understanding of producers, use of inputs, production performance,marketing, institutional and infrastructural environment and support services in order to identify potential areas ofimprovement for action research and poultry value chain system development.
- Majority (60%) of rural households in the study areas practiced village poultry, firstly for economic and secondly for nutritional purposes. The number of birds and eggs households sold was twice higher than consumed by the households. However, the use of birds for socio-cultural functions was less common where only limited portion of the households reported they gave out live birds and eggs as gifts.
Energy for Agriculture (E4A), a Swedish International Cooperation Agency (SIDA) supported renewable energy project being implemented by SNV Netherlands Development Organization, Zambia; intends to develop the biogas market in Zambia to increase access of households, public services, and businesses to renewable energy technologies, especially biodigesters. The project aims to develop viable markets for productive biodigesters that will lead to improved livelihoods through increased savings on conventional fuel sources and income generation from the productive use of biodigester products - biogas and bioslurry in the Agriculture sector.
E4A/SNV is seeking professional consultants for some of the project actvities:
1) Consultant for Private Sector Development Study - an individual/firm to conduct a Private Sector Development (PSD) study to determine the prospects, opportunities and challenges of establishment and mobilisation of private companies to involve them effectivel... Read more