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New YEP positions available
May 15, 2018News
New YEP positions available
By: F&BKP Office

YEP is looking for Dutch candidates for eight new YEP positions. Main goal of YEP, consisting of YEP Agrofood and YEP Water, is to offer young professionals the opportunity to take their first steps in an international environment.  The current vacancies in Myanmar, Indonesia, Kenya, Philippines and Zimbabwe are open for Dutch nationals only. Application for the new YEP positions is open until May 27, 2018. »

IOB – Review of Dutch food security policy 2012-2016
May 8, 2018News
IOB – Review of Dutch food security policy 2012-2016
By: F&BKP Office

The Policy and Operations Evaluation Department (IOB) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has presented its review results of the Dutch food security policy in the period 2012-2016. IOB assessed the contribution of the Dutch food security policy to higher agricultural production and farm incomes, better access to nutrition and an enabling business environment. »

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 agrofood systems

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. »

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Upcoming events
16
Apr
MOOC Feeding a Hungry Planet
Monday 16 April 2018
until Sunday 17 June 2018
All day event

“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. »

22
May
CoP Youth - Changing food systems and the power of youth
Tuesday 22 May 2018
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

On May 22, AgriProFocus, in close collaboration with F&BKP, facilitates the third Community of Practice (CoP) around Youth in Agribusiness and food systems, entitled “Changing food systems and the power of youth – How do youth-led organisations organise themselves, and (how) can we support them?” »

28
May
Monday 28 May 2018
until Thursday 31 May 2018
All day event

The Belfast Summit on Global Food Integrity 2018 will bring together representatives from international and governmental agencies, the academic and industrial research community, non-governmental organisations and the commercial & technical »

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