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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 10 November 2017 at 09:27

Food & Business Knowledge Platform newsletter

In the November 2017 newsletter of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) readers based in the Netherlands are invited to register for the conference “Research & Policy: two peas in a pod? A dialogue for food security impact” and (all readers) to vote for one of the three finalists of the Agrofood Broker of the Year 2017 Award. Furthermore, readers are asked to complete the evaluation survey of the Knowledge Portal, and the newsletter informs about workshops, reports and events related to Food and Nutrition Security (FNS), on the following topics:

- Climate Smart Agriculture - eight new GCP-4 projects granted

- NLandscape - a network on Landscape Approaches

- Mozambique Learning Platform on Land Governance and Food Security

- SES4Food: social entrepreneurship in the agrifood sector

- WBG-NL FFA talks: addressing overuse of antibiotics in livestock sector

- Global Database on city and regional food policies

- Dutch Development Results in p

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Invitation to Solidaridad Working Session

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  07 March 2017, 09:00-13:00
  Gullele Botanic Garden, Addis Ababa

Invitation to Solidaridad Working Session “Agribusiness in Landscapes” during African Landscape Dialogue in Addis Ababa (7 March 2017)

Are you an entrepreneur in agribusiness in Ethiopia and keen to discuss social and environmental impacts in your landscape? Join the “Agribusiness in Landscapes” Working Session!

When? Tuesday morning March 7th 2017 (9 AM – 13 PM)

Where? Gullele Botanic Garden, Addis Ababa.

Solidaridad works together with private sector to realize sustainable production practices in agribusiness supply chains and landscapes. On March 7 2017, during the African Landscape Dialogue in Addis Ababa, Solidaridad will host a working session together with Dutch and Ethiopian entrepreneurs to discuss landscape level challenges around food security and land rights, which directly affect the business environment in Ethiopia.

The idea of this working session is to invite 5 or 6 agribusiness entrepreneurs with extensive experience in Ethiopia to discuss the role an

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Posted By in Sustainable Agriculture
Posted 22 April 2015 at 02:27

Relevant reading about the landscape approach

The 'landscape approach' is among the areas of interest of many of our members. Several institutions and organisations are experimenting with this approach, and see benefits for entrepreneurial farmers and their communities to apply this approach.  

The approach is making its way from the scientific community to policy discussions, as well as to practitioners. WUR, CIFOR, ICRAF and Bioversity International have done progressive work on this. Various other stakeholders such as Hivos and IDH, also work with the approach. CIFOR’s principal scientist Terry Sunderland uses the following definition: A landscape approach is essentially managing complex landscapes in an integrated fashion, in a holistic fashion, incorporating all the different land uses within those landscapes in a single management process. WUR CDI defines it as follows: the landscape approach seeks to link site-level actions at field or forest level to broader spatial units

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Nicole Metz There is another good recent publication, which Hivos/Netherlands office would like to bring to your attention: 'Climate smart landscapes: multifunctionality in practice' from the World Agro Forestry Centre - ICRAF, See this link to find the publication (online version & to download): http://asb.cgiar.org/climate-smart-landscapes/index.html

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Posted By in Sustainable Agriculture
Posted 22 April 2015 at 02:16

Dear AgriProFocus network members, particularly in Indonesia, Kenya and Ethiopia,

The 'landscape approach' is among the areas of interest of many of our members. Several institutions and organisations are experimenting with this approach, and see benefits for entrepreneurial farmers and their communities to apply this approach.

In this context, it is good to know about the existence of the Initiative for Sustainable Landscapes (ISLA; former Sustainable Land and Water Program, SLWP), an initiative led by IDH and involving a wide range of experts in the fields of water management, agriculture, supply chains and many more.

Activities take place in landscapes in 6 countries, including Indonesia, Kenya and Ethiopia.

In each selected landscape, the ISLA will convene relevant stakeholders, explicitly including companies sourcing from and impacting the area. The ISLA will then facilitate discussions about possible interventions in that landscape, recognizing costs and benefits of different scenarios for

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Posted By in Expert Meeting Sustainable Agriculture
Posted 8 December 2014 at 10:02

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

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