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Fruitful exchanges during ARF and GCP workshops in Ghana on enhancing research impact for food security
December 23, 2016News
Fruitful exchanges during ARF and GCP workshops in Ghana on enhancing research impact for food security
By: F&BKP Office

Representatives from research, the private sector, NGOs and governmental agencies from ARF and GCP research projects as well as interested experts all gathered recently in Ghana from 12 to 15 December, 2016. Ghanaian experts in the field of food security were also present. In two workshops, participants discussed and reflected upon emerging findings and results »

Building a joint landscape learning agenda
December 19, 2016Event report
Building a joint landscape learning agenda
By: F&BKP Office

Integrated landscape management is increasingly recognized as a means to simultaneously achieve sustainable food production, ecosystem conservation, and sustainable livelihoods at the landscape level. With the aim to contribute to the further sharing of knowledge, dialogue and action to support integrated landscape management worldwide, CDI organized the Netherlands Landscape Learning Journey. »

Six new projects awarded in third call round 1 Applied Research Fund (ARF)
December 16, 2016News
Six new projects awarded in third call round 1 Applied Research Fund (ARF)
By: F&BKP Office

Six new projects under the first round of the third call of the Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF) have received funding from NWO-WOTRO. The new ARF-projects will start in the next few months and will take up to three years. All research teams are led by a practitioner organization from one of the fifteen partner countries of Dutch development cooperation. »

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. »

From the main Themes
Tackling food loss - Drivers for change
December 22, 2016Publication
Tackling food loss – Drivers for change
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Food Wastage

Many projects and initiatives worldwide are aiming for the reduction of food loss. Companies, governments or NGOs involved may find inspiration in similar existing initiatives and experiences elsewhere in the world. The brochure “Tackling food loss – Drivers for change” presents the results of an inventory study on how agro-food chains can be optimized or better organized to prevent food losses. »

Moving forward on youth inclusiveness in agricultural transformation
December 20, 2016Event report
Moving forward on youth inclusiveness in agricultural transformation
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Youth in Agri-Food

Many policies and programs are being implemented that should bring youth back to work in agriculture, but they are often underpinned by assumptions that could undermine the effective augmentation of food security and employment. To start the discussion by shedding some light on the do’s and don’ts when working with youth, we organized two meetings on youth inclusiveness in agricultural transformation. »

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. »

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F&BKP December newsletter

Read our last 2016 newsletter, filled with F&BKP related products such as studies, reports of seminars, Knowledge Portal items, and upcoming events.

Upcoming events
16
Jan
Unintended Effects of International Cooperation
Monday 16 January 2017
until Tuesday 17 January 2017
All day event

The conference “Unintended Effects of International Cooperation – An academic & policy cross-over conference” is organized jointly by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Radboud University. Over 25 experts present their research and engage in a debate with policy makers on how to avoid unintended negative effects and make more use of unintended positive effects. »

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

This is the second half-day seminar organized by CDI, addressing the theme of urban food and nutrition security. The theme of this seminar is “Smart solutions for urban food supply”. »

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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F&BKP December newsletter

Read our last 2016 newsletter, filled with F&BKP related products such as studies, reports of seminars, Knowledge Portal items, and upcoming events.