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Learning trajectory on Green Education in Partnerships
June 15, 2018Knowledge activity
Learning trajectory on Green Education in Partnerships
By: F&BKP Office

The Borderless Network initiative developed a common ambition and agenda for the internationalization of green education. HAS University of Applied Sciences – on behalf of the Borderless Network, and financed by the F&BKP – executed a learning trajectory. The study focused on different partnership modalities between green education institutes and other actors. The analysis was discussed in several meetings which resulted in recommendations for the Borderless Network and its members.  »

Video impression
June 14, 2018Knowledge activity
Video impression “Dialogue on review Dutch food security policy”
By: F&BKP Office

Please watch the video impression of the public dialogue about the IOB report “Food for thought. Review of Dutch food security policy 2012-2016”. The event took place on May 31 in Wageningen and was organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Policy and Operations Evaluation Department (IOB) and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP). »

New modes of joint action to enhance Dutch agrofood sector investments in Africa
June 14, 2018Knowledge activity
New modes of joint action to enhance Dutch agrofood sector investments in Africa
By: F&BKP Office

“Articulating demand is crucial” – “The biggest challenge for investors are trained and skilled people” – “Platforms of local and Dutch companies are crucial connectors of different worlds”. These were the main modes of joint action formulated during the workshop “Private sector coalitions to feed African Cities”, organized by the F&BKP during the foodFIRST conference on June 1, 2018 in Utrecht and as an activity under the umbrella of the “Innovation Network Feeding Cities”.  »

Changing food systems and the power of youth
June 13, 2018Knowledge activity
Changing food systems and the power of youth
By: multiple authors Theme: Youth in agrofood systems

On May 22, 2018, a CoP meetup around youth in agribusiness and food systems was facilitated by AgriProFocus and F&BKP. The objective of the CoP is to share recent work on youth in food systems, provide feedback on each other’s work, identify knowledge questions and ideas for joint action, find innovative solutions for urgent issues, and to get to know other stakeholders working in this field as well as inspiration for collaboration. »

Food for All partnership - update May 2018
June 13, 2018Knowledge activity
Food for All partnership – update May 2018
By: Wijnand van IJssel

In the framework of the WBG-Netherlands Food for All Partnership, Wijnand van IJssel – Senior Advisor Food Security at WBG Global Practice Agriculture – has been in the Netherlands from May 11 till June 5 to strengthen and operationalize the Partnership. He published a blog on the series of meetings and events he attended, including the Datathon Food Loss and Waste. »

How to make agricultural programmes work for nutrition
May 31, 2018Knowledge activity
How to make agricultural programmes work for nutrition
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Nutrition Security

“Nutrition-sensitive agriculture interventions have due potential to improve diets.” This is one of the takeaways from a recent expert meeting on how to make agricultural programs work for nutrition, and which approaches to use to measure progress. The preliminary findings of the meeting, which took place in The Hague on May 17 and was organized by the Netherlands Working Group on international Nutrition (NWGN) in collaboration with the F&BKP, are now available. »

Putting together policy building blocks for global food security
May 25, 2018Knowledge activity
Putting together policy building blocks for global food security
By: multiple authors

“Global hunger is increasing, because of amongst others conflicts and climate change. We have to make sure poor and hungry people continue to benefit from the advantages of globalization”. These are among the key messages of Shenggen Fan, Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), during the IFPRI 2018 Global Food Policy Report Launch event in The Hague on 18 April 2018. »

IOB – Review of Dutch food security policy 2012-2016
May 8, 2018News
IOB – Review of Dutch food security policy 2012-2016
By: F&BKP Office

The Policy and Operations Evaluation Department (IOB) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has presented its review results of the Dutch food security policy in the period 2012-2016. IOB assessed the contribution of the Dutch food security policy to higher agricultural production and farm incomes, better access to nutrition and an enabling business environment. »

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June 19, 2018 Meeting "Understanding Agribusiness Based Advisory Services"
Tuesday 19 June 2018
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The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Agriterra, Moyee Coffee, and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform are organizing the workshop “Understanding Agribusiness-Based Advisory Services – Findings of a learning trajectory”. The »

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The 2018 Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) conference presents ideas, action and debate responding to the biggest challenges we need to overcome to drive sustainable agriculture for increased productivity and food security. »

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This global business event “Feeding the World Together” is a special collaboration between the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality with Rabobank and the Trade Counsellor network of foreign embassies in the Netherlands. »

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