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Reaching Food & Nutrition Results requires both grease & glue
August 16, 2017Expert opinion
Reaching Food & Nutrition Results requires both grease & glue
By: Herman Brouwer

Dutch Embassies need help to deliver Food & Nutrition Security results. Wageningen CDI hosted the Embassy Support Programme on FNS (ESP) for seven years and conducted a Learning Review to take stock of the experience and to identify lessons for the Ministries and a broader range of stakeholders represented by the F&BKP. »

Agribusiness-based advisory services - a collaborative learning trajectory
August 15, 2017Knowledge activity
Agribusiness-based advisory services – a collaborative learning trajectory
By: F&BKP Office

Small-scale farmers in developing countries can profit substantially from advisory service delivery by agri-food companies. Agribusinesses are invited to join a collaborative learning trajectory to improve their private models for advisory services. This trajectory is a joint initiative of KIT, DADTCO, Moyee and Agriterra, with the support of the F&BKP. »

Nominate the Agrofood Broker of the Year!
August 3, 2017News
Nominate the Agrofood Broker of the Year!
By: F&BKP Office

Coming December the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) will award the Agrofood Broker of the Year Award to a professional in the field of Food and Nutrition Security (FNS), who has undertaken significant brokering activities in 2016/2017. From today, you can nominate someone who has been actively and enthusiastically connecting actors and aligning policy »

Learning journey Kenya 2017
July 27, 2017Knowledge activity
Learning journey Kenya 2017
By: F&BKP Office

A group of Food Security Advisors and Agricultural Counsellors from 12 Dutch embassies across Africa, Asia and from the Netherlands visited Kenya from June 12 to 15, 2017. The highlights from the field visits and reflection sessions are available in a special edition of our newsletter and have been incorporated in an informative short video. »

Vietnam, World Bank and the Netherlands to cooperate on food safety
July 20, 2017News
Vietnam, World Bank and the Netherlands to cooperate on food safety
By: F&BKP Office

In Vietnam, food safety is of great and increasing importance to consumers and policymakers alike. The Government of Vietnam will intensify its collaboration with the World Bank and the Netherlands in assessing and addressing food safety risks. Prime Minister Phuc of Vietnam signed a Memorandum with Dutch Prime Minister Rutte and WBG’s Country Director for Vietnam. »

Food for All Talks 04 “Exploring public-private solutions in Agri-Food Value Chains”
July 20, 2017Knowledge activity
Food for All Talks 04 “Exploring public-private solutions in Agri-Food Value Chains”
By: F&BKP Office

On June 29, the fourth Food for All Talk (#FFATalks) under the WBG-NL Partnership took place, entitled “Exploring Public-Private Solutions to Agri-Food Value Chains”. Jan Ubels of the Dutch PPPLab presented various examples of applying public-private partnerships to agricultural sector transformation. »

Eighty million Euro for Agri-food system research for development: NL-CGIAR partnership
July 13, 2017News
Eighty million Euro for Agri-food system research for development: NL-CGIAR partnership
By: F&BKP Office

The Government of the Netherlands confirmed the new multi-year Netherlands-CGIAR strategic partnership to strengthen collaboration in agri-food system research for development. This partnership program has been prepared with stakeholders from the Netherlands and the CGIAR System Organization. »

Transforming Food Systems for Improved Nutrition
July 13, 2017Knowledge activity
Transforming Food Systems for Improved Nutrition
By: F&BKP Office

African Union members demand the international community to support them in their ambition of a nutrition revolution. During a lunch meeting on June 29, 2017 a food systems approach was considered as key entry point to realize the ambitions of this African nutrition agenda. Please find here the highlights and full report of this meeting. »

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F&BKP newsletter Embassy special

The F&BKP newsletter - Embassy special: with several articles on the Learning Journey in Kenya, highlighting field visits and reflection sessions.

Upcoming events
27
Aug
Wageningen Soil Conference 2017
Sunday 27 August 2017
until Thursday 31 August 2017
All day event

Wageningen UR organizes the 3d edition of this Conference to discuss novel insights in soil science, to identify further actions for soil-based solutions that help achieving the UN SDGs, to initiate programs that aim at a lasting increase in soil organic carbon, and to develop narratives on soil-based solutions. »

28
Aug
Summer school on greenhouse horticulture
Monday 28 August 2017
until Friday 8 September 2017
All day event

During the “Summer School on Greenhouse Horticulture”, scientists from Wageningen University & Research will again share their unique knowledge with international students and researchers. »

29
Aug
Towards a circular Economy for Soil Nutrient management in Sub-Sahara Africa: from Concept to Business Case
Tuesday 29 August 2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Fertile Grounds Initaitve (FGI) is organizing a Side Event on August 29, 2017, during the Wageningen Soil Conference. The event is entitled “Towards a circular Economy for Soil Nutrient management in Sub-Sahara Africa: from Concept to Business Case”. »

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F&BKP newsletter Embassy special

The F&BKP newsletter - Embassy special: with several articles on the Learning Journey in Kenya, highlighting field visits and reflection sessions.