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Rural youth empowerment to mitigate international migration?
September 20, 2018Knowledge activity
Rural youth empowerment to mitigate international migration?
By: multiple authors Theme: Youth in agrofood systems

What is the relation between youth employment and education in agriculture and migration? And how should organizations working to improve food security via employment and education programs relate to the political agenda of mitigating (international) migration? These were questions discussed Community of Practice Youth in food systems Meet-up on September 11, 2018. Edukans and SNV »

UNSC resolution 2417 and local food systems in the humanitarian-development nexus
September 20, 2018Knowledge activity
UNSC resolution 2417 and local food systems in the humanitarian-development nexus
By: F&BKP Office

On September 12, the F&BKP and the Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law jointly organized a workshop focusing on UNSC Resolution 2417 – on hunger and conflict. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs intends to follow up on the resolution it co-sponsored through programming on the nexus of humanitarian & development aid. The meeting provided an opportunity to harvest experiences from practice and hear what support practitioners need from each other and policymakers and donors. »

Netherlands-CGIAR partnership launches call to finance PPP and Research Uptake expert
September 20, 2018News
Netherlands-CGIAR partnership launches call to finance PPP and Research Uptake expert
By: F&BKP Office

A call for a PPP and Research Uptake expert within the framework of the Netherlands – CGIAR partnership has been launched. The Dutch government considers Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and Research Uptake to be crucial in achieving the SDGs. The expert is therefore intended to increase the role of the private sector (for-profit and not-for-profit) in CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs) and Platforms. Deadline to apply for this position is October 18, 2018. »

The Food Systems Approach: inspiring an innovative way for SDG2 impact?
September 20, 2018Expert opinion
The Food Systems Approach: inspiring an innovative way for SDG2 impact?
By: Nicole Metz

The “Food Systems Approach” was one of the buzzwords of the WUR SDG conference of late August. There seemed to be consensus among speakers, panelists and participants that food systems need a transition. Future food systems need to deliver better: more food needs to be available and accessible for the growing, more urbanized world population, it needs to be part of a balanced, nutritious diet, and to be produced, processed and traded in new ways in order to cope with climate change and resource scarcity. »

YEP Effect 4, including the Talent Pool
September 19, 2018News
YEP Effect 4, including the Talent Pool
By: F&BKP Office

During the kick-off of batch 15 of Young Experts in Water and Agrofood on September 17, YEP Effect no. 4 was officially handed over to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In this edition special attention for the three Young Experts who started their international Agrofood careers at NL Embassies in Benin, Kenya and Rwanda through the Talent Pool. »

Metrics and programming in Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture
September 17, 2018Knowledge activity
Metrics and programming in Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Nutrition Security

Nutrition-sensitive agriculture interventions have the potential to improve diets if the process includes ongoing monitoring and if the targets for Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture (NSA) programmes are realistic and focused. This is one of the key take-aways of a workshop and an expert meeting organized by NWGN. A brochure summarizing the outcomes of both events is now available online. »

Matchmaking and knowledge sharing between Dutch development programs and World Bank investments
September 17, 2018Expert opinion
Matchmaking and knowledge sharing between Dutch development programs and World Bank investments
By: F&BKP Office

Since 2015, the “Food for All” Partnership brings together the World Bank Group and civil society, academia, government, private sector, and other stakeholders from the Netherlands. Read here the interview with Wijnand van IJssel, a Dutch expert who is actually seconded at the Agriculture Global Practice within the World Bank in Washington to foster matchmaking and knowledge sharing. »

Datathon Stop Food Loss & Waste
July 25, 2018Knowledge activity
Datathon Stop Food Loss & Waste
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Food Wastage

The power of new approaches and technologies, young minds and reaching outside the box of World Bank domain bubbles, was shown on May 19 and 20, 2018 during the Datathon Food Loss and Waste. The event was organized in Amsterdam at the premises of big data company Xomnia B.V., under the WBG-NL Partnership “Food for All”. »

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Upcoming events
17
Sep
West and Central Africa Post-Harvest Congress and Exhibition (WCAPHCE)
Monday 17 September 2018
until Friday 21 September 2018
All day event

The West and Central Africa Post-Harvest Congress and Exhibition (WCAPHCE) is the convocation of stakeholders aimed at addressing the menace of “post-harvest loss” in the agricultural economy of the West and Central Africa Regions. It takes place in Abuja, Nigeria on September 17 – 21, 2018.  »

21
Sep
Expert meeting intermediary organizations and food security PPPs
Friday 21 September 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This expert meeting (by invitation) is organized by the GCP project “Intermediaries in inclusive business networks for scaling food security in East & West Africa”, and focuses on intermediary organizations supporting cross border PPPs in developing inclusive business strategies for food security in developing countries. »

24
Sep
Africa Fertilizer Agribusiness Conference
Monday 24 September 2018
until Wednesday 26 September 2018
All day event

The Africa Fertilizer Agribusiness Conference is a collaboration between CRU Events and AFAP and takes place in South Africa, Sep 24-26. It offers networking opportunities with senior decision makers from the biggest fertilizer buyers and manufacturers in some of the world’s fastest growing fertilizer markets. »

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