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Report “The Future for Food Systems”
December 7, 2016Event report
Report “The Future for Food Systems”
By: F&BKP Office

The aim of the workshop “The Future for Food Systems” was to support systematic food systems research as an analytical and policy device. The seminar was organized by Wageningen University & Research and IFPRI together with FOODSECURE & SUSFANS. Participants were about 100 researchers and experts from private sector, government and civil society organizations. »

Lessons learned in the first years of the Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) Facility
November 24, 2016News
Lessons learned in the first years of the Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) Facility
By: F&BKP Office

The F&BKP assisted with a mid-term review of the Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) Facility. The findings show that the G4AW Facility opens new markets for providing information services. The G4AW projects offer a wide range of business models that address a gap in the current global geodata services market by offering locally targeted advice to small food producers, based on satellite information. »

Mapping of social entrepreneurs within their ecosystems in the field of food security
November 22, 2016News
Mapping of social entrepreneurs within their ecosystems in the field of food security
By: F&BKP Office

In Autumn 2016 a mapping will be conducted within the F&BKP that plots social entrepreneurs working in the field of food security within their ecosystems. Opportunities and challenges of those social enterprises with a focus on doing business with a social impact related to the context they work in in seven Dutch partner countries will be analysed. »

Call for proposals
November 16, 2016News
Call for proposals “Science for Using Research”
By: F&BKP Office

NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development recently launched a call for proposals on strengthening the scientific base for knowledge brokering activities and approaches in research programmes. The call is entitled SURe: Science for Using Research. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2017. »

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Youth inclusiveness in agricultural transformation
December 6, 2016Discussion paper
Youth inclusiveness in agricultural transformation
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Youth in Agri-Food

Africa’s rapid population growth of youth is increasingly becoming a key priority on the development agenda. Looking at the cases of Mali, Kenya and Ghana, a quick scan study of the F&BKP, INCLUDE and AgriProFocus provides some new insights into the challenges of the agricultural sector, food security and youth unemployment. »

Feeding the City
November 23, 2016News
Feeding the City
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Inclusive Business

CSR Netherlands (MVO Nederland) and the Platform have started a project “Feeding the City” together with innovative entrepreneurs: they will think and work together to tackle challenges related to food and nutrition security in fast-growing urban areas. »

Company capability assessment track for agribusiness in developing markets
November 14, 2016News
Company capability assessment track for agribusiness in developing markets
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Inclusive Business

BoP Inc, in collaboration with the F&BKP and CDI / PPPLab, created a company capability assessment track for Dutch agribusinesses to succeed in developing markets. The capabilities are categorized in Resource, Processes and Values and represent several topics that are also relevant to contribute to the SDGs. »

Team Edanso wins Food Connection Challenge
November 11, 2016News
Team Edanso wins Food Connection Challenge
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Food Wastage

On November 5, 2016, the Food Connection Challenge (FCC) Final took place at the Afrikadag in Amsterdam. Dutch students pitched their innovative business solutions, developed to address postharvest issues of Ghanaian companies. The teams used the innovative expertise of Dutch entrepreneurs to support their business cases and aimed at adapting these technologies to the Ghanaian »

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Thursday 15 December 2016
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

In the afternoon of Thursday 15 December 2016 NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) from the Netherlands organize a public meeting in Accra, Ghana, on Inclusive »

19
Jan
Workshop How to ensure food and nutrition security for all in a rapidly urbanising world
Thursday 19 January 2017
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

CDI is organizing two half-day seminars on two consecutive days addressing the theme of urban food and nutrition security. The objectives of both seminars are to highlight the urgency for »

19
Jan
MVO Nieuwjaarsevent
Thursday 19 January 2017
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Duurzame winst voor je bedrijf en de maatschappij. Daar ga je voor. Maar waar vind je de middelen om je plannen te realiseren? En hoe kom je in contact met de juiste partijen die je verder helpen? Tijdens het MVO Nieuwjaarsevent! »

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