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Mapping of social entrepreneurs in food value chains within their supporting ecosystems
February 16, 2017Publication
Mapping of social entrepreneurs in food value chains within their supporting ecosystems
By: F&BKP Office

On a global scale, more and more people are making the decision to become social entrepreneurs in doing business while aiming for impact in food security. To gain more insight into their potential contributions, within the F&BKP, social entrepreneurs that work in food value chains in seven Dutch partner countries and their related challenges and opportunities have been mapped within their supporting and surrounding ecosystems. »

Exploring the potential of hybrid potato cultivars in East Africa
February 16, 2017Publication
Exploring the potential of hybrid potato cultivars in East Africa
By: F&BKP Office

The F&BKP supported a fact-finding mission in East Africa to explore the potential of the usage of hybrid true potato seeds (TPS) for this region, and to identify interested partners from both private and public sectors to support research, development and commercialization of this technology. The mission was implemented by Solynta and took place in six countries. »

February 13, 2017Event report
“From Production System to Food System – What Does it Take?”
By: F&BKP Office

Early February, the first Food for All Talk under the WBG-Netherlands Partnership took place. Chair was Juergen Voegele, Senior Director, Agriculture Global Practice at the World Bank Group. Panelists John McDermott (IFPRI) and Inge Brouwer (Wageningen UR) urged participants to flip their thinking: from “Farm to Fork“, to “Fork to Farm”. »

Nine Ugandan Food & Business projects gathered to enhance their policy relevance
February 2, 2017News
Nine Ugandan Food & Business projects gathered to enhance their policy relevance
By: F&BKP Office

Representatives of nine Applied Research Fund (ARF) projects – from research, the private sector and NGOs and governmental agencies – gathered for a country workshop in Entebbe on the 26th and the 27th of January. They discussed and reflected upon emerging findings and results of research on food security and private sector development. »

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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. Therefore, the F&BKP has decided to support a study and learning project from NABC and WUR Livestock Research that will look into the various aspects of this interdependency in Eastern Africa. »

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. »

Moving forward on youth inclusiveness in agricultural transformation
December 20, 2016Event report
Moving forward on youth inclusiveness in agricultural transformation
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Youth in Agri-Food

Many policies and programs are being implemented that should bring youth back to work in agriculture, but they are often underpinned by assumptions that could undermine the effective augmentation of food security and employment. To start the discussion by shedding some light on the do’s and don’ts when working with youth, we organized two meetings on youth inclusiveness in agricultural transformation. »

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F&BKP newsletter 2017 #01

Read our first 2017 newsletter, filled with F&BKP related products such as studies, reports of workshops, Knowledge Portal items, and upcoming events.

Upcoming events
26
Feb
SIMA African Summit
Sunday 26 February 2017
until Thursday 2 March 2017
All day event

The SIMA Paris International Agribusiness Show 2017 will take place from February 26 to March 2, 2017 at Paris Nord Villepinte, France. Sunday February 26, 2017, the opening day, will »

1
Mar
GFAR webinar on March 1, 2017
Wednesday 1 March 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

“Agents of Change in Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation: The Value of Facilitators” is one in a series of GFAR webinars, organized with the Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP). »

2
Mar
Thursday 2 March 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This conference “Inclusive and sustainable agribusiness development: are we fit for purpose?” will bring together a diverse range of experts from international organizations, policy makers, the private sector, NGOs and »

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F&BKP newsletter 2017 #01

Read our first 2017 newsletter, filled with F&BKP related products such as studies, reports of workshops, Knowledge Portal items, and upcoming events.