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New F&BKP literature review on social entrepreneurs as change makers for food security
August 18, 2016Discussion paper
New F&BKP literature review on social entrepreneurs as change makers for food security
By: F&BKP Office

Social entrepreneurship as a concept of doing business with a social mission has the potential to increase food and nutrition security. However, little is known about social entrepreneurs. Therefore, within the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) a literature review has been conducted. It gives an overview of challenges and lessons learned in social entrepreneurship for food »

Finance for Smallholder Farmers: A new set of expert meetings
July 20, 2016News
Finance for Smallholder Farmers: A new set of expert meetings
By: F&BKP Office

After three successful expert meetings last year, firstly in Rwanda on January 24, then in Burundi on February 12 and later in Ethiopia on April 28, the Dutch Platform for Inclusive Finance (NpM), AgriProFocus and the Food and Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) have organized another series of expert meetings on their research, “Finance for Smallholders”. »

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. »

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, is to offer young Dutch and local professionals the opportunity to take their first steps in an international environment. The programmes aim to rejuvenate the Agrofood and Water sectors and ensure the continued availability of expertise for these sectors. »

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Scoping report: “Improving the perspective for regional trade and investment in West Africa
August 23, 2016Overview article
Scoping report: “Improving the perspective for regional trade and investment in West Africa”
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Regional Trade for Food Security

Realizing that enhanced intraregional trade and investment may contribute to inclusive economic development in West Africa, the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has raised knowledge questions on how to increase its effort to support West African integration and cooperation. This is coherent with the Netherlands policy framework for Aid, Trade and Investment and the »

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. »

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Summer school on greenhouse horticulture
Monday 22 August 2016
until Friday 2 September 2016
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Wageningen University and Research centre is the “knowledge heart” of the Dutch Greenhouse Horticulture, which is the most advanced and productive in the world. After the huge success of the »

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IIASA-EU-AU Commissions Evidence and Policy Event
Tuesday 30 August 2016
until Friday 2 September 2016
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IIASA, in collaboration with the European and African Union Commissions, are organizing an evidence and policy event in Italy, aimed at policy officers and scientists conducting research in the Water-Energy-Food nexus. »

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Youth in AgriBusiness
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Overall goal of the event is to link Zambian youth to agricultural stakeholders and learn about innovations and opportunities in the sector and to change their perception of agriculture. »

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