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RUAF policy brief “The Role of the Private Sector in City Region Food Systems”
February 19, 2018Study
RUAF policy brief “The Role of the Private Sector in City Region Food Systems”
By: RUAF Foundation

Increased recognition of the role that food can play in responding to various urban sustainability concerns provides new market and engagement opportunities for the private sector. RUAF Foundation published a policy brief that reports on a recent study, implemented by RUAF and supported by the F&BKP and the CGIAR Water Land and Ecosystems Programme, on the role of the private sector in building more sustainable and resilient city region food systems. »

F&BKP special ARF #01
February 14, 2018News
F&BKP special ARF #01
By: F&BKP Office

The F&BKP, together with NWO-WOTRO, has published a special edition of the F&BKP newsletter, dedicated to the research projects funded within the first call of the Applied Research Fund (ARF-1). The newsletter features the ARF Brochure in which the programme is presented, ARF factsheets from eight ARF-1 projects and one finalized ARF-2 project, and other outputs from the research projects. »

Scaling Climate Smart Agriculture in East Africa
February 13, 2018Knowledge activity
Scaling Climate Smart Agriculture in East Africa
By: multiple authors

“We need to stretch ourselves and our outcomes, such that our Climate Smart Agriculture research has an  outreach to 7 million farmers, rather than the 350 per project that we are focusing on initially”, commented Bruce Campbell, director of CCAFS. In GCP-4, eight research projects were funded on scaling of Climate Smart Agricultural practices. The call is a first stepping stone towards the Netherlands’ partnership with the CGIAR. »

How can Food and Nutrition Security programming “do good” in fragile settings?
February 9, 2018Knowledge activity
How can Food and Nutrition Security programming “do good” in fragile settings?
By: F&BKP Office

On February 1, 2018, The Broker, supported by the F&BKP, organized a workshop to conclude its project on conflict sensitive Food and Nutrition Security programming in fragile settings. Bringing together policymakers, researchers and practitioners working on food security in fragile settings, this workshop served to share the lessons learned, present the tool for conflict sensitivity, and discuss ways forward for integrating conflict sensitivity and stability into FNS programming. »

Advancing joint strategies for inclusive Agri-Business in Kenya
February 7, 2018Knowledge activity
Advancing joint strategies for inclusive Agri-Business in Kenya
By: F&BKP Office

The Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) recently organized a knowledge sharing meeting on inclusive agri-business (IAB) strategies in Nairobi, Kenya. The theme of the afternoon session was Connecting research with policy and practice. Please find here the report and video impression of the meeting. »

Netherlands-CGIAR partnership launches research call on improving Seed Systems in Asia and Sub-Sahara Africa
January 31, 2018News
Netherlands-CGIAR partnership launches research call on improving Seed Systems in Asia and Sub-Sahara Africa
By: F&BKP Office

The Netherlands-CGIAR partnership has launched a  Call for research proposals which generate insights that contribute to improving “seed” systems in Asia and Sub-Sahara Africa. Applications for pre-proposals can be submitted until April 12, 2018. The deadline for full proposals will be August 30, 2018. »

Increasing investments of the Dutch Agri-food sector in emerging economies
January 30, 2018Knowledge activity
Increasing investments of the Dutch Agri-food sector in emerging economies
By: F&BKP Office

Sufficient and healthy food for the booming African cities is a huge challenge. Dutch agri-food companies already play a significant role in the increasing worldwide demand for (fresh) food produce. On January 16, 2018, the F&BKP and MVO Nederland organized the second meeting of the “Innovation Network Feeding Cities” to facilitate sharing of experiences in practice, matchmaking of ideas and people, and looking for improvement of the enabling institutional environment. »

Understanding better who benefits from Inclusive Business Models for Food and Nutrition Security
January 24, 2018Knowledge activity
Understanding better who benefits from Inclusive Business Models for Food and Nutrition Security
By: multiple authors

“Inclusive Business Models offer opportunities for economic and social development for certain groups, but they are not effective as means to poverty alleviation”. That finding was presented by Guus van Westen (Utrecht University), coordinator of the Follow the Food project. This entails one of the nine research consortia funded within GCP-2, that were all present during their mid-term meeting in Kenya from January 15 till 19. »

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Feb
Food and Nutrition Sensitive Landscapes
Wednesday 28 February 2018
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

On February 28, NLandscape – the Dutch Platform on Landscape Approaches – organizes the knowledge event “Food and Nutrition Sensitive Landscapes”.  What’s at stake Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) is »

6
Mar
It's the food, my friend! 2018
Tuesday 6 March 2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The new debate series “It’s the food, my friend!” contains four sessions focusing on a future proof food system, and will again be moderated by Felix Rottenberg . The opening session of the 2018 series takes place on Tuesday March 6 (in Dutch). »

7
Mar
Seminar Youth in Markets: Creating Space for the Buy-In
Wednesday 7 March 2018
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

The seminar ‘Youth in Markets: Creating Space for the Buy-In’ invites practitioners, experts, students and researchers to explore this challenge of how to realise inclusive opportunities for young people, particularly in rural areas where agriculture is the main sector. »

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