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Progress NL-CGIAR Portfolio
June 22, 2016News
Progress NL-CGIAR Portfolio
By: F&BKP Office

The strategic partnership between the CGIAR and the Netherlands is taking shape. On June 2, 2016 a stock meeting was organized to discuss the progress with the development of the NL-CGIAR Portfolio. Participants from knowledge institutions, government, private sector, civil society and CGIAR CRPs were present at the meeting to discuss the progress. Four CGIAR »

International seminar Landscape Governance, Spatial Planning and Finance
June 20, 2016News
International seminar Landscape Governance, Spatial Planning and Finance
By: F&BKP Office

On Wednesday June 29, Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation is organizing a seminar on “Landscape approach to Governance, Planning and Finance”, in the context of LPFN’s visit to the Netherlands. »

New vacancies YEP programmes
June 17, 2016News
New vacancies YEP programmes
By: F&BKP Office

There are six new Young Expert Programmes (YEP) positions available, of which five in YEP Agrofood. Main goal of the YEP Programmes, consisting of YEP Agrofood and YEP Water, is to offer young Dutch and local professionals the opportunity to take their first steps in an international environment. They are employed through Dutch organizations in »

Integrated approaches to food and nutrition security
June 9, 2016Discussion paper
Integrated approaches to food and nutrition security
By: F&BKP Office

The Broker, commissioned by F&BKP, conducted a study on integrated food security interventions consisting of a systematic mapping of integrated projects. The objective of this paper was to identify the practical implications of adopting integrated approaches to food and nutrition security through literature review, survey questionnaire, and expert interviews. »

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Food Connection Challenge harvests first results
June 29, 2016News
Food Connection Challenge harvests first results
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Food Wastage

The Food Connection Challenge (FCC) has generated much interest with Ghanaian food entrepreneurs, since postharvest losses are a serious threat for many producers and entrepreneurs in Ghanaian value chains. The FCC is an initiative of Crosswise Works and BoP Innovation Center, realized with a grant of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform. The FCC aims »

Country fact sheets on land governance and food security updated and extended
June 24, 2016News
Country fact sheets on land governance and food security updated and extended
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Land Governance

Updated country fact sheets on land governance and food security are now available for download on the LANDac website. As part of the joint knowledge agenda on land governance and food security, the fact sheets – originally compiled in 2012 – have been updated and were extended to better include food security. »

From promise to impact. Ending malnutrition by 2030
June 22, 2016
From promise to impact. Ending malnutrition by 2030
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Nutrition Security

The only independent and comprehensive annual review of the state of the world’s nutrition, the Global Nutrition Report is a multipartner initiative that holds a mirror up to our successes and failures at meeting intergovernmental nutrition targets. It documents progress on commitments made on the global stage, and it recommends actions to accelerate that progress. »

Discussion meeting on food security effects of floriculture in East-Africa
June 16, 2016Event report
Discussion meeting on food security effects of floriculture in East-Africa
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Land Governance

On June 9, the Dutch Ministry of FA hosted a presentation about the scoping study, “Flowers for Food?” conducted by LANDac)/IDS Utrecht University and the Platform. Around 30 participants attended the presentation, mostly representatives from different government agencies, and a number of experts from academia, NGOs and certification bodies. »

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1st World Congress on Innovations for Livestock Developments
Sunday 26 June 2016
until Thursday 30 June 2016
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The 1st World Congress on Innovations for Livestock Development (1st WCILD) aims to provide a platform for scientist, innovators and entrepreneurs to present, and share findings and experiences on how the latest developments in science and technology have shaped development of innovations utilized in livestock. »

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Training Course on Gender Integration in Food and Nutrition Security
Monday 27 June 2016
until Friday 1 July 2016
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This training course “Gender Integration in Food & Nutrition Security” is held in Nairobi, Kenya, and provides guidance on how to design and implement agriculture policies and programmes that are gender-responsive, sustainable, contributing to gender equality, and therefore able to improve food and nutrition security. »

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Summer course Dutch dairy chain
Monday 27 June 2016
until Thursday 30 June 2016
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In this intensive Summer Course, international dairy professionals will be updated on the latest insights regarding dairy production from grass to glass. Topics such as genetics, feeding, smart farming, grazing, milk processing and milk products development are introduced by experts from the industry and research. »

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