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Youth in Agricultural Cooperatives: a two-way street?
April 5, 2018Study
Youth in Agricultural Cooperatives: a two-way street?
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Youth in Agri-Food

This new explorative study, conducted by KIT, WCDI and YPARD, provides insights directly from youth through case studies in Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. It explores the potential advantages and challenges of cooperative membership for young women and men, and the advantages and challenges for cooperatives to increase youth participation. »

Knowledge Portal survey: results
April 5, 2018Study
Knowledge Portal survey: results
By: F&BKP Office

The Knowledge Portal started in March 2015 and was evaluated by means of a survey end 2017. This survey revealed that overall, the respondents are positive about the Portal in its current format. Clearly, the different backgrounds and interest of the respondents asks for different needs, but the overall consensus is that the Portal has added value for professionals working in the field of Food and Nutrition Security. »

Building food and nutrition sensitive landscapes
April 5, 2018Knowledge activity
Building food and nutrition sensitive landscapes
By: F&BKP Office

Many Dutch organizations are addressing Food and Nutrition Security (FNS), while at the same time they are investing in landscape approaches. During the NLandscape meeting on February 28, participants discussed how to strengthen approaches towards food and nutrition sensitive landscapes. »

Enhancing the effectiveness of agriculture-to-nutrition pathways
April 3, 2018Study
Enhancing the effectiveness of agriculture-to-nutrition pathways
By: multiple authors Theme: Nutrition Security

Increased agricultural productivity does not automatically translate to improved nutrition. That is the main challenge addressed in a new report “Enhancing the effectiveness of agriculture-to-nutrition pathways: Key insights from a gender analysis of impact evaluation design” published by the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), in collaboration with the F&BKP. »

Agribusiness-based Advisory Services (ABAS) project, update 02
March 28, 2018Knowledge activity
Agribusiness-based Advisory Services (ABAS) project, update 02
By: ABAS project Theme: Inclusive Business

In September 2017, the main key questions resulting in an analytical framework were formulated for the collaborative learning trajectory “Agribusiness-based Advisory Services”. In the second phase, the team selected 29 cases for the eplorative study and discussed the draft findings with core group partners on March 15, 2018. »

Food & Business Knowledge Platform input for upcoming Dutch Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Policy
March 21, 2018News
Food & Business Knowledge Platform input for upcoming Dutch Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Policy
By: F&BKP Office

The Office of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) has formulated answers to the nine questions of the consultation of Minister Kaag on the upcoming for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation policy. »

Expert roundtable: To feed growing global cities Dutch companies need a different mindset
March 15, 2018Knowledge activity
Expert roundtable: To feed growing global cities Dutch companies need a different mindset
By: F&BKP Office

The Dutch agrofood sector needs to change its mindset if it is to capitalize on one of the biggest opportunities of the 21st century: feeding the growing cities of emerging economies. This was one of the main conclusions of an expert roundtable organized as part of the Innovation Network Feeding Cities. »

New study challenges funds and governments to invest in African agrifood SMEs
March 14, 2018Study
New study challenges funds and governments to invest in African agrifood SMEs
By: F&BKP Office

The study “Critical Capital for African Agrifood SMEs” evaluates the access of risk capital by agrifood small and medium enterprises. SMEs are key for establishing sustainable food systems, while at the same time face difficulties to access capital. The report was published end of February 2018 by Rabobank Foundation, AgriProFocus and ICCO Cooperation, and supported by the F&BKP. »

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MOOC Feeding a Hungry Planet
Monday 16 April 2018
until Sunday 17 June 2018
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“Feeding a Hungry Planet: Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability” is a free massive open online course (MOOC) on sustainable food and agriculture systems. The course starts April 16, 2018 and ends on June 17: students can enroll anytime between now and the course end date. »

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Conference EC AGRI R&I
Wednesday 2 May 2018
until Thursday 3 May 2018
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On May 2-3, 2018, a large conference will be organized in Brussels by the European Commission AGRI Research & Innovation. Save the date! More information will follow soon. »

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Wednesday 9 May 2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research hosts the webinar “Pathways from women’s group-based programs to nutrition change in South Asia: A conceptual framework and literature review” on Wednesday May 9, 2018. The webinar is organized in collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). »

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