The Dutch Knowledge Platforms are said to ‘have gold in their hands’. A recently launched learning review provides insight into the achievements and added value of the five Knowledge Platforms since their kick-off three years ago.
While the Knowledge Platforms are diverse in their organization and strategy, the reviewers identify common “gems”. These include the multi-stakeholder approach that lies at the core of their institutional strategy. The Platforms do not operate in a vacuum, they are positioned in a context of diverse actors (ministries, NGOs, research institutes, consultancies, businesses, etc.). This shows that their approach is not installed to fulfil only the needs of the Dutch government, but a meaningful way to take stock of multiple perspectives in order to achieve a greater good. Other achievements mentioned in the learning review are the c... Read more
Promoting Agribusiness Investment, Networking and Trade (PAINT)
PAINT aims to bring together local, regional and international agribusinesses to build long term sustainable business relationships.
The initiative shall support the growth of the agribusiness sector by linking investable and profitable agribusinesses in the sectors of horticulture, coffee, oilseed, dairy & livestock to financing , technology, knowledge and markets.
1. To connect prequalified agribusinesses to financing
2. To link buyers to suppliers of inputs (commodities, equipment and services)
3. To link investors to investable businesses and opportunities
4. To facilitate transfer of knowledge and technology among businesses
ActivitiesWe are currently receiving application from interested businesses in the sectors mentioned above who wish to participate in the trade and investment matchmaking event that will take place on 5th & 6th October 2... Read more
How do we apply new knowledge and resources so extension services will provide more equitable support to both men and women farmers and contribute to improved nutrition? Does this question cause you to sit up and want to engage? Then read on because there is an upcoming opportunity to join us in Zambia in January 2017.
This is not your average symposium. It’s three days of sharing past experiences, human-centered design, and innovations in gender and nutrition issues in extension. Bring your questions, knowledge, enthusiasm, and even your skepticism. Leave with a holistic sense of the patterns and values of gender equity in agricultural extension and its connection to nutrition. In your “pocket” you will have new ideas, as well as the newly honed skills, access to resources and tools, and connections nee... Read more
With the links below find an insightful report from the RVO-EKN learning event held on 26-27th January 2016 and a video capturing key lessons.
As a knowledge network, we look forward to hosting more insightful knowledge sharing and experience sharing platforms.
Insightful meeting with Agriculture counselor, Bert Rikken and Agriculture officer Liz Kiamba at the Dutch embassy in Nairobi during our Managing Director's Mr Sander Mager visit to Kenya accompanied by the network facilitator.
A two day event for people who enable and facilitate different types of participatory multi-actor events, processes, engagements. With a strong emphasis on interaction and rich participation. We look for people to join to share and learn; also people who have a specific approach or experience they want to share, explain or improve.
Costs USD110 for both days, covering lunches and breaks and expert facilitation.
Follow this link for more info: http://ilri-events.wikispaces.com/2015_Process_ShareFair
A platform for the exchange of ideas and shared solutions on the theme
of food, stimulating each country’s creativity and promoting innovation
for a sustainable future, Expo 2015 will give everyone the opportunity
to find out about, and taste, the world’s best dishes, while
discovering the best of the agri-food and gastronomic traditions of
each of the exhibitor countries
Tanzania will participate in the World Exposition (EXPO 2015) Milan, Italy under the Spices cluster. The theme of the Expo is "Feeding the Planet Energy for Life". During the Expo, there will be an extraordinary universal event displaying tradition, creativity and innovation in the business of food where more than 147 countries will participate. Tanzania will showcase different opportunities related to spices, investment, tourism, and culture among other issues.
During the Expo, the following topics will be discussed in relation to food production, availability, nutrition and cultu... Read more
This is where you can access additional knowledge related to how to improve on food processing, storage, and other post-harvest handling issues. The network is a Dutch initiative that brings together stakeholders from universities, ministries, private sector, civil society.
It is closely collaborating with the Food & Business Knowledge Platform around the theme 'Food Wastage'. See the Platform's website too: Link
6th Call for Proposal under the Graduate Research Grants (GRG)
RUFORUM announces its sixth call for proposals for graduate research grants. The broad theme is "innovation for sustainable crop systems and/or livestock systems within value chains that improve smallholder incomes." The lead applicant must be from an eligible RUFORUM Member University. Universities not eligible for the award of grants are encouraged to participate by twinning with eligible member institutions. The deadline for proposals is 12 February 2015.
New booklet on Integrated Soil Fertily Management - Fertile Ground Initiative!
Part of Fertile Grounds Initiative, a partner of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform
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