The production of high-quality plant proteins has overall much less impact on natural resources and the environment than production of animal proteins and contributes to public health. The urgency to act now is more relevant than ever. The ultimate challenge is to make sustainably produced high-quality plantbased proteins more readily available and more attractive for human consumption worldwide. We are inviting partners who want to work on these solutions in a coalition of experts, solution providers, supporters and market players.
How the covenant signatories want to address this issue:
- By fostering collaboration with national & global initiatives and actors which have similar ambitions
- By setting up and supporting projects & activities with (new) partners and doing it ‘first time right’
- By promoting a favourable international policy climate
- By strengthening local sustainabl... Read more
AgriProFocus, the INCLUDE platform (INCLUDE) and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (the F&BKP) present the results of a quick scan study providing some new insights into the challenges of the agricultural sector, food security and youth unemployment. It also looks at the extent to which current policies and programs are addressing these issues with the aim of stimulating constructive dialogue and debate.
Looking at the cases of Mali, Kenya and Ghana, the aim is to identify context specific approaches to stimulate constructive dialogue and debate with policymakers and practitioners.
Alinta and Alpha did the mapping in Mali and Kenya; the analysis is done by F&BKP and Include.
Have a look: //agriprofocus.com/resources.
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Land and Water Use.
Land and water are key resources in sustaining agricultural productivity. Water is vital for plant growth and land is a base for all agricultural activities, irrigation development and enhanced management of soils. At a small scale level is what small scale farmers need to defect from rain-fed agriculture in this corner of Africa.