Global webinars to share best practice and enhance impact in horticulture sector
Three webinars have taken place in September and October 2020 in the context of the Valuable Vegetables action learning initiative.
The webinars have facilitated inspirational exchange and cross-country learning on selected vegetables sector topics. They allowed a broader group of leading horticulture practitioners from different countries and continents, to share results and lessons learned from public and private investments in the horticulture sector, and to benefit from expertise in other countries. The exchanges and reflections are expected to serve as a basis for improving participants’ own work in the sector. They can also be a basis for further learning and exchange, while key challenges may be the entry point to develop action coalitions, possibly in the context of Netherlands Food Partnership.
A key resource used during the second and third webinar was a synthesis study conducted by Wageningen University & Research (WUR), which collected the key findings from these Dutch publicly funded horticulture initiatives in LMICs. A Synthesis Paper was produced with the aim of summarizing general lessons learned and contributing to improved policy and practice of future horticulture development initiatives.
Webinar 3 September: Food Safety in the Horticulture Sector
- "Can small scale farmers grow organic food to feed Africa?", by Sylvia's Basket
- "Food safety on your plate: Lessons and innovative solutions for the export and domestic vegetable and fruit sector", by Goshen Farm
- "Food safety on your plate: Lessons from Ghana", by HortiFresh
Webinar 17 September: Valuable Vegetables: synthesis of lessons from Dutch investments in the horticulture sector. Focus on: inclusiveness
- "Valuable Vegetables Synthesis Paper: Key findings and lessons from Dutch publicly funded horticulture initiatives in low- and middle-income countries. Focus: inclusiveness", by WUR (Edwin van der Maden)
- "Inclusiveness", by RVO
Webinar 8 October: Valuable Vegetables: synthesis of lessons from Dutch investments in the horticulture sector. Focus on: sustainable impact
- "Valuable Vegetables Synthesis Paper: Key findings and lessons from Dutch publicly funded horticulture initiatives in low- and middle-income countries. Focus: sustainable impact", by WUR (Edwin van der Maden)
- "Towards sector transformation: Institutionalisation of Farmers’ Field Schools (FFS) as extension approach for horticulture", by SNV
- "Long term sustainability in vegetable projects", by AIM