This synthesis paper was commissioned by the Food & Business Knowledge Platform in the context of the Valuable Vegetables learning initiative, which is a collaboration between AgriProFocus and the Dutch Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. The synthesis paper provides an inventory of Dutch publicly funded horticulture sector initiatives since 2009. Then, using a quick analysis of eight representative horticultural projects, it summarizes key findings and formulates general lessons learned from these horticulture sector programmes, projects and collaborations in lowand middle-income countries. This synthesis study is intended to serve as background and input for future Valuable Vegetables learning activities, supporting its overall objective: To learn from ongoing and completed programmes in the horticulture sector and to communicate the lessons learned with the wider food and nutrition security network, in order to both improve and innovate in approaches, practices and policies and to contribute to food and nutrition security.
Moreno-Echeverri, I., Bonnand, J., Boyd, S., & van der Maden, E. (2020). Key findings and lessons from Dutch publicly funded horticulture initiatives in low- and middle-income countries: Valuable Vegetables Synthesis Paper. (Report / Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation; No. WCDI-20-115). Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation. https://doi.org/10.18174/524397