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Joint SDG research initiative launched
March 27, 2017News
Joint SDG research initiative launched
By: F&BKP Office

NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development has joined forces with seven Dutch research organizations to make funding available for use-inspired research tackling global challenges to the benefit of the most vulnerable people in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs). Deadline for submission is May 23, 2017. »

G4AW third Call published
March 23, 2017News
G4AW third Call published
By: F&BKP Office

Last Friday March 17, 2017 the third Call of the Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) Facility was officially published in the Government Gazette. The G4AW Facility stimulates public-private partnerships and is supporting initiatives to set up large-scale, demand-driven, and user-tailored satellite-based service chains. »

New vacancies YEP programmes
March 21, 2017News
New vacancies YEP programmes
By: F&BKP Office

There are six new Young Expert Programmes (YEP) job opportunities available. 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 current vacancies, of which four in YEP Agrofood, in Myanmar, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Kenya, are open for Dutch nationals only. »

GCP-1 midterm progress newsletter
March 15, 2017News
GCP-1 midterm progress newsletter
By: F&BKP Office

The F&BKP, together with NWO-WOTRO, has published a special edition of the F&BKP newsletter, fully dedicated to the research projects funded within the first call of the Global Challenges Programme (GCP-1). In the newsletter various facsheets, articles and knowledge items illustrate how these GCP-1 projects work on a range of themes via co-creation and research uptake. »

From the main Themes
Learnings from the Food Connection Challenge
March 8, 2017News
Learnings from the Food Connection Challenge
By: Niek van Dijk Theme: Food Wastage

The Food Connection Challenge (FCC), an initiative of BoPInc and Crosswise Works facilitated by the F&BKP and IBA, was launched as a business-led response to postharvest losses in Ghana. In this blogpost learnings from organizing this Challenge, including good practices, are shared to inform similar initiatives. »

Poultry development in Eastern Africa, a regional perspective
February 16, 2017News
Poultry development in Eastern Africa, a regional perspective
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Regional Trade for Food Security

To harmonize the country-oriented Dutch development and economic diplomacy policies with increasing regional influences in poultry value chain developments, better insight is needed in the interdependency of the poultry sectors of different countries. »

Learning Platforms on Land Governance and Food Security
January 30, 2017News
Learning Platforms on Land Governance and Food Security
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Land Governance

The Netherlands Land Academy (LANDac) and the F&BKP, together with CIFOR and Shared Value Foundation have started the Learning Platforms on Land Governance and Food Security. Building on activities of the LANDac and F&BKP, the Learning Platforms will facilitate exchanges and dialogue between private sector partners and local stakeholders in investment hubs in Tanzania, Uganda and Mozambique. »

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. »

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GCP-1 midterm progress newsletter

A special edition of the F&BKP newsletter, published together with NWO-WOTRO, fully dedicated to the research projects funded within the first call of the Global Challenges Programme (GCP-1).

Upcoming events
28
Mar
Tuesday 28 March 2017
until Friday 31 March 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The World Food Preservation Center® LLC organizes this congress and exhibition in Nairobi, Kenya, with the theme “Reducing Postharvest Food Losses: Sustainable Solutions for Africa”.

The congress will be held from March 28 to 31, 2017 at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya. »

3
Apr
Distance Learning World Vision International
Monday 3 April 2017
All day event

This six-week (April 3 till May 12, 2017) nutrition eLearning course “Reducing Childhood Stunting (multi-sectoral)” from World Vision International is designed to offer a practical learning experience. »

6
Apr
Conference: Measuring what matters in a ‘post-truth’ society
Thursday 6 April 2017
All day event

This conference organized by Wageningen UR CDI, is about measuring what matters in a post-truth society and seeks to get clarity and learn about how to measure what matters, when we are aiming for SDGs yet we seem to live in a ‘post-truth’ society. »

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GCP-1 midterm progress newsletter

A special edition of the F&BKP newsletter, published together with NWO-WOTRO, fully dedicated to the research projects funded within the first call of the Global Challenges Programme (GCP-1).