Sabdiyo Dido Bashuna: working to develop smallholders’ agribusiness skills and capacities

Since she joined the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA) in Wageningen as Senior Technical Advisor Agribusiness and Value Chains in December 2016, Sabdiyo Dido has been involved in the implementation of one of the organisation’s key objectives. Together with her CTA colleagues she is working to facilitate smallholder farmers and agri-businesses develop […]

PROBLEMS WITH AGROMISA WEBSHOP

Since some time Agromisa is facing a problem with the webshop.  According to the message clients get after filling in the order form “shipping methods are required“. We are working hard to get this problem solved. In the mean time you can order publications by sending us an e-mail with the titles you would like to order. […]

AERES students prepare educational materials for schools South Africa

Four students from the AERES Hoge School (formerly STOAS) in Wageningen are developing materials that can be used in class and on school farms in the Limpopo Province, South Africa. This Agromisa assignment is part of their study programme. The students – Janneke Timmerman, Carli Harteman, Berber Wiersema and Nicholai Boddou are following the Education and […]

Agromisa Consultation Meeting March 2017

Agromisa Consultation Meeting On 8 March 2017, Agromisa had a meeting with a group of 29 volunteers to brainstorm about new ideas for the future of the organisation.  Bringing people with different backgrounds and experiences together generated dynamic discussions and many interesting ideas emerged. The meeting also had an important social function and strengthened the […]

UN’s Decade of Action on Nutrition 2015-2025

The main aim of the UN’s Decade of Action on Nutrition 2015-2025 is to work with international and national organisations to promote technologies and practices that support sustainable food production and protect the livelihoods of rural households. The UN advocates a food systems approach which includes taking into account the way the processing, storage, transportation, […]

Enthusiastic reactions to internship at Agromisa

AREAS Hogeschool in Wageningen specialises in training students who will later work in the ‘green’ sector. One of its programmes is a bachelor in education; Agromisa was again invited to take part in the Hogeschool’s annual werkplekkenmarkt (workplace market). Schools, companies and farming organisation were amongst those who sent representatives to the market. Like Agromisa, […]

PROTA: The database & the books

PROTA developed an interactive data base on the internet and a series of impressive books with the same content, most of them with an CD-ROM enclosed. Added to that are two books that give an overview of the work. These eleven books are: PROTA 1: Cereals and pulses / Céréales et légumes secs PROTA 2: […]

PROTA: Collecting useful plants in Africa

The real goal of PROTA was the description of the 10,000 useful plants in tropical Africa. By doing so, the project recovered local knowledge and inspired to renewed use of almost forgotten plants. PROTA also helped strengthen the social structure of small communities in Africa. Roel Lemmens, one of the remaining PROTA-contributors in Wageningen, speaks […]

PROTA: history

In the beginning of the twentieth century a Dutch taxonomist published an overview of useful plants in the then Dutch Indies. Decades later, this work inspired scientists in Africa to ask for something alike, a question that in 2000 led Wageningen University to start describing the useful plants of tropical Africa, the PROTA project. It […]