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Finance for Smallholder Farmers: A new set of expert meetings
July 20, 2016News
Finance for Smallholder Farmers: A new set of expert meetings
By: F&BKP Office

After three successful expert meetings last year, firstly in Rwanda on January 24, then in Burundi on February 12 and later in Ethiopia on April 28, the Dutch Platform for Inclusive Finance (NpM), AgriProFocus and the Food and Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) have organized another series of expert meetings on their research, “Finance for Smallholders”. The »

Progress NL-CGIAR Portfolio
June 22, 2016News
Progress NL-CGIAR Portfolio
By: F&BKP Office

The strategic partnership between the CGIAR and the Netherlands is taking shape. On June 2, 2016 a stock meeting was organized to discuss the progress with the development of the NL-CGIAR Portfolio. Participants from knowledge institutions, government, private sector, civil society and CGIAR CRPs were present at the meeting to discuss the progress. Four CGIAR »

International seminar Landscape Governance, Spatial Planning and Finance
June 20, 2016News
International seminar Landscape Governance, Spatial Planning and Finance
By: F&BKP Office

On Wednesday June 29, Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation is organizing a seminar on “Landscape approach to Governance, Planning and Finance”, in the context of LPFN’s visit to the Netherlands. »

New vacancies YEP programmes
June 17, 2016News
New vacancies YEP programmes
By: F&BKP Office

There are six new Young Expert Programmes (YEP) positions available, of which five in YEP Agrofood. Main goal of the YEP Programmes, consisting of YEP Agrofood and YEP Water, is to offer young Dutch and local professionals the opportunity to take their first steps in an international environment. They are employed through Dutch organizations in »

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Food Connection Challenge harvests first results
June 29, 2016News
Food Connection Challenge harvests first results
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Food Wastage

The Food Connection Challenge (FCC) has generated much interest with Ghanaian food entrepreneurs, since postharvest losses are a serious threat for many producers and entrepreneurs in Ghanaian value chains. The FCC is an initiative of Crosswise Works and BoP Innovation Center, realized with a grant of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform. The FCC aims »

Country fact sheets on land governance and food security updated and extended
June 24, 2016News
Country fact sheets on land governance and food security updated and extended
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Land Governance

Updated country fact sheets on land governance and food security are now available for download on the LANDac website. As part of the joint knowledge agenda on land governance and food security, the fact sheets – originally compiled in 2012 – have been updated and were extended to better include food security. »

From promise to impact. Ending malnutrition by 2030
June 22, 2016
From promise to impact. Ending malnutrition by 2030
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Nutrition Security

The only independent and comprehensive annual review of the state of the world’s nutrition, the Global Nutrition Report is a multipartner initiative that holds a mirror up to our successes and failures at meeting intergovernmental nutrition targets. It documents progress on commitments made on the global stage, and it recommends actions to accelerate that progress. »

Discussion meeting on food security effects of floriculture in East-Africa
June 16, 2016Event report
Discussion meeting on food security effects of floriculture in East-Africa
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Land Governance

On June 9, the Dutch Ministry of FA hosted a presentation about the scoping study, “Flowers for Food?” conducted by LANDac)/IDS Utrecht University and the Platform. Around 30 participants attended the presentation, mostly representatives from different government agencies, and a number of experts from academia, NGOs and certification bodies. »

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NpM report - Finance for smallholders
Thursday 21 July 2016
until Thursday 28 July 2016
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At the end of July expert meetings will take place in Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya, presenting the results of the research “Finance for Smallholders: Opportunities for risk management by linking financial »

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All Africa Horticultural Congress
Sunday 7 August 2016
until Friday 12 August 2016
All day event

The third All Africa Horticultural Congress in Ibadan, Nigeria, aims to bring together scientists involved in diverse horticultural endeavours in Africa and to provide a platform that will encourage a spirit of communication, collaboration and sharing of knowledge and expertise for the benefit of Africa and its people. »

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Food and our Future: Sustainable Food Systems in Southeast Asia
Monday 8 August 2016
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The free online course “Food and our Future: Sustainable Food Systems in Southeast Asia” starts August 8, 2016, continues for 5 weeks and explores how to make food systems more sustainable and resource-smart for our environment, health and food security. »

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