Un autre vidéo, 45 minutes, intéressant pour ceux qui ont un intérêt spécifique en agriculture durable / agro-écologie. Le lien vers le vidéo, en ligne, est ici
Séminaire agroécologie Montpellier du 09 décembre 2014 : Protection agroécologique des cultures : principes, application sur le terrain, impact sur la biodiversité fonctionnelle
Click here to watch it.
Farmers from India, Peru and Kenya share their climate change stories, and tell us what they want to see in the future.
Source: CGIAR research programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
We will soon start using this space more proactively.
For now, most information of our work on Sustainable Agriculture can be found on the pages summarizing the outcomes of the AgriProFocus expert meeting on Sustainable Agriculture, using the following link
New booklet on Integrated Soil Fertily Management - Fertile Ground Initiative!
Part of Fertile Grounds Initiative, a partner of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform
Enjoy reading & please send comments on this site!
Report - AgriProFocus Expert Meeting on Sustainable Agriculture & Value Chains
Now available on this website: the final report of the AgriProFocus Expert meeting “Vision 2030: Making current approaches work for sustainable agriculture. How can agro-ecology and other approaches support farmers to feed the world sustainably by 2030?”
During the meeting, participants shared a sense of urgency to support the further greening of agriculture in the context of the combined global food, environmental and climate challenges. It became clear that different approaches to greening agriculture (agro-ecology, climate-smart agriculture, the landscape approach, etc.) all have their merits. Greening of agriculture needs a multi-scale and multi-stakeholder approach in which public sector, civil society, companies and knowledge institutions all have a role to play, with a special focus on entrepreneurial farmers producing for local and regional food markets. Whereas producers, consumers and other pr... Read more
This is the title of a new report published by Cordaid; and written by Petra Rietberg, Hein Gevers and Otto Hospes of Wageningen University.
It reviews recent literature on seed aid, seed systems, seed security and seed governance. It explores opportunities for Cordaid to optimize its seed aid interventions.
This is of interest to members and leaders of Innovation Communities:
A competition has been announced to enhance the body of knowledge around innovation platforms by focusing on mature innovation platforms in the agricultural systems research landscape.
The continues the quest to decipher the DNA of innovation platforms, and aims to bring together multiple stakeholders and actors in the agriculture sector to produce case studies featuring the most innovative ideas, best practices, actionable knowledge and strategies emerging from mature innovation platforms in the agricultural systems research landscape.
This week, Agri-ProFocus Uganda-team and I promoted the new online platform. Both among participants of the Agri-ProFocus regional matchmaking event in Mbarara; and among international research consortia from RUFORUM and PAEPARD research networks from Uganda, Benin, Kenya, Ghana and Burundi. We noticed lots of interest, see the picture of Emmanual Baranzi from South-West Uganda who registered immediately. He was impressed by the opportunities to find people with an interest to buy mushrooms! At the same time, it was very clear that many farmers and farmer's cooperatives don't have regular access to internet! Agri-ProFocus was asked to be aware of that.
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This is about connecting practitioners and researchers. I am actually participating in a PAEPARD writeshop to develop Applied Research Fund proposals to be submitted to the Dutch Food & Business Research programme. Participants from Benin, Uganda, Burundi, Kenya are developing the first ideas for research proposals. In Benin and Kenya, the participants are clearly linked to Agri-ProFocus. If there is more relevant news, I will try to use this platform to update you and possibly ask for your input.
A ce moment, des consortia de recherche participent a un atelier de developpement de propositions pour le Fonds de Recherche Appliquée de NWO/WOTRO / Pays-Bas. Consortia du Burundi, du Benin, l'Uganda et le Kenya sont representees. De bonnes possibilités pour faire la liaison avec Agri-ProFocus dans ces pays respectifs. Plus d'info suivra
Nicole Metz (Knowledge Facilitator at Agri-ProFocus, working part ti... Read more
Je viens de voir un message sur 'twitter' indiquant qu'il y a deux ans, le Niger a rejoint le Mouvement SUN.
Si quelqu'un entre vous connait les experiences de ce programme en Niger, je serais intéressée d'en entendre plus!
Pourquoi? Parce que le platforme néerlandais "Food and Business Knowledge Platform" dont Agri-Profocus fait partie, a entamé un trajectoire d'échange des connaissances sur le thème de la Nutrition et a constaté que le SUN est un des réseaux importants.
Facilitatrice exchange des connaissances - Agri-Profocus aux Pays-Bas