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Gerard Baltissen

Department
Inclusive Food Systems
Title
Senior Advisor

Gerard Baltissen is an agronomist with more than 25 years of experience in land and natural resources governance, agricultural research and extension, rural decentralisation and localgovernance processes and community driven development, mostly in Africa.

Projects

  • Agri-Food Program for Integrated Resilience and Economic Development in the Sahel (Pro-ARIDES)

    • Institute
    • Project

    Pro-ARIDES is designed to contribute to increased resilience, food security and household incomes for farmers and (agro-)pastoralists in the Sudano-Sahelian zone of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. To achieve this, a consortium of development professionals places public institutions and decentralized organizations at the heart of the program, with the objective of improving access to agricultural […]

  • IDEAL – Inclusive Decisions at Local Level

    • Institute
    • Project

    In fragile states, there is often a significant gap between what the state can deliver and what the citizens need or expect. The participation of citizens contributes to inclusive decision-making. It improves local governance and the delivery of basic services, makes local governance more sustainable and increases welfare and stability. The Inclusive Decisions At Local […]

  • Strengthening Vocational Training Capacity in Mali

    • Institute
    • Project

    KIT Royal Tropical Institute is the lead organisation in the ‘ReCaFoP’ (Renforcer les capacités de formation professionelle) project, which aims to improve the supply of technical and vocational training (TVET) needed to tackle challenges such as natural resource management and the lack of economic opportunities for young people and women in Mali. Background Over the […]

  • Improving seed systems with the Netherlands – CGIAR Research Programme

    • Institute
    • Project

    KIT Royal Tropical Institute is partnering with a coalition of Dutch research institutes, CGIAR research centers and (local) partners from the public and private sector to improve seed systems in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. The work is funded by NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development. Seed systems: from groundnuts and chicken seed to tilapia and cocoa […]

  • Food Systems Decision Support Toolbox

    • Institute
    • Project

    Developed by KIT Royal Tropical Institute and Wageningen Economic Research, with funding from the Netherlands Food Partnership, this tool generates practical recommendations for food and nutrition security policy and programming. It is the product of a series of assignments commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality […]

  • Land Governance and Food Security

    • Institute
    • Project

    Together with the Academy on Land Governance for Equitable and Sustainable Development (Landac), KIT conducted studies on land governance for 15 partner countries of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. To inform the debate on effective land policies in these countries, we produced a reference note and fact sheets that continue to be a source […]

  • Addressing Land Governance in International Responsible Business Conduct Agreements

    • Institute
    • Project

    This KIT report – commissioned by the Land Dialogue – provides insight into a fundamental issue affecting large parts of the globe: land governance. Detailed focus is given to land governance as a possible priority theme in the process of International Responsible Business Conduct (IRBC) Agreements. These agreements involve companies, civil society organisations (trade unions, […]

  • Documenting Lessons Learned for Belgium Development Agency

    • Institute
    • Project

    KIT Royal Tropical Institute — through a five-year framework contract — has provided support to document experiences and lessons learned from Belgium Development Agency (BTC, now known as ENABEL) capitalisation projects and programmes worldwide. Our support contributed to individual and organisational learning at BTC and its partners. It also increased the visibility of BTC projects […]

  • Purchase for Progress Learning Trajectory and Write-Shops

    • Institute
    • Project

    In 2008 The World Food Programme (WFP) piloted a programme to direct a percentage of its procurement to smallholder farmers in developing countries. The pilot – Purchase for Progress (P4P) – took place in 21 countries. KIT undertook value chain research for WFP in six of those countries and delivered recommendations for programme implementation at […]

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