Key findings and lessons from Dutch public funded horticulture initiatives in LMICs

A stronger horticulture sector in low- and middle-income countries is expected to contribute to among others (inclusive) business development, employment, enhanced Food and Nutrition Security and econ

A stronger horticulture sector in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is expected to contribute to (inclusive) business development, profit and income generation, employment creation, enhanced Food and Nutrition Security and economic growth. As such it has the potential to contribute to many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This has motivated the Netherlands to substantially invest in horticulture initiatives in these countries over the last years: a quick inventory showed that since 2009, at least 160 projects in 47 different countries were supported with a total value of €210 million of public investments. This synthesis paper was developed to develop an overview of the most important insights and lessons from these initiatives, with the aim of contributing to improved policy and practice of future horticulture development initiatives. The synthesis paper will be used to inform and inspire further multi-stakeholder exchanges in the context of the Valuable Vegetables initiative. »

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Date of publishing: 30-06-20

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