In October 2016 ARF-2 project members met for a learning exchange during the second International workshop of the Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF) in Cotonou, Benin. Since the ARF project groups aim to ensure their research is taken up in society, they all have a private organization as project leader of their consortium. The projects also need to embed their research in society from the very beginning of the project.
To support these groups in achieving these goals, the first two days of the workshop focused on knowledge exchange and strategies of co-creation and research uptake. In addition a public seminar was organized on the role of nutrition in agricultural value chains. During this third day workshop lessons were brought further with food security professionals from Benin.Read more
We are excited to send you this special edition of our newsletter, fully dedicated to the research projects funded within the first call of the Global Challenges Programme (GCP), that is managed by NWO-WOTRO. GCP research is carried out in consortia consisting of Southern and Northern scientific and other partners. The projects have a duration of four to five years and are aimed at enhancing the understanding of food and nutrition security in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. The five projects funded within the first GCP call (GCP-1) started in 2014 and now have interesting midterm results on food chain efficiency and inclusive sustainable increase of quality food.
Please have a look at the various articles on how these GCP-1 projects work on different continents on a range of themes via co-creation and research uptake, engaging smallholders and other stakeholders throughout their research execution.
Séminaire public sur :
Les liens entre l'agriculture et la nutrition : comment partager l information et les connaissances pour aboutir à des pratiques et des politiques plus avisés
Vendredi, le 28 octobre 2016, Novotel Hotel
Une centaine de participants (Entrepreneurs agricoles, ONG, partenaires techniques et financiers) échangent sur Le theme.
Étaient présents l'Ambassadeur du Royaume des Pays-Bas près du Bénin, la Directrice de Cabinet du Ministre de l Agriculture, de l Élevage et de la Pêche (MAEP), le Doyen de la FSA et les représentants de NWO, Food&business Knwoledge plateforme et le Coordonnateur d'AgriProFocus.