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Nominate the Agrofood Broker of the Year 2018!
October 18, 2018News
Nominate the Agrofood Broker of the Year 2018!
By: F&BKP Office

It is that time of the year again! The nomination round for the Agrofood Broker of the Year Award 2018 is open. Since last year, the Food & Business Knowledge Platform annually awards a professional in the field of Food and Nutrition Security (FNS), who has undertaken significant brokering activities. Starting today, you can nominate someone who has been actively and enthusiastically connecting actors to align policy and/or practices with knowledge (development) in order to contribute to FNS in 2018. »

Co-creation for research in food security development
October 18, 2018Expert opinion
Co-creation for research in food security development
By: Melle Leenstra

With the aim of reaching SDG2 (zero hunger and sustainable agriculture) development agencies have for a long time funded research for development. In the margins of the recent Wageningen SDG conference Melle Leenstra, policy officer food security at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was invited to give his take on the topic of the session entitled “Co-creation for impact: Donors and Knowledge institutions”. »

A lucky iron fish for everyone?
October 10, 2018Knowledge activity
A lucky iron fish for everyone?
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Nutrition Security

What can be done to support the consumption of more healthy food products by the poorest people in low- and middle-income countries, the people at the so-called “Bottom of the Pyramid” (BoP)? That is an urgent challenge, given the fact that globally 155 million children are still stunted, 52 million children are wasted, and 2 billion people lack key nutrients like iron and vitamin A. On October 4, 2018, BoPInc facilitated a workshop and provided participants with updates on nutrition approaches and “wacky” solutions like Lucky Iron Fish. »

Rural youth empowerment to mitigate international migration?
September 20, 2018Knowledge activity
Rural youth empowerment to mitigate international migration?
By: multiple authors Theme: Youth in agrofood systems

What is the relation between youth employment and education in agriculture and migration? And how should organizations working to improve food security via employment and education programs relate to the political agenda of mitigating (international) migration? These were questions discussed in another Community of Practice Youth in food systems Meet-up on September 11, 2018. Edukans and »

UNSC resolution 2417 and local food systems in the humanitarian-development nexus
September 20, 2018Knowledge activity
UNSC resolution 2417 and local food systems in the humanitarian-development nexus
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Food security and stability

On September 12, the F&BKP and the Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law jointly organized a workshop focusing on UNSC Resolution 2417 – on hunger and conflict. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs intends to follow up on the resolution through programming on the nexus of humanitarian & development aid. The meeting provided an opportunity to harvest experiences from practice and hear what support practitioners need from each other and policymakers and donors. »

Netherlands-CGIAR partnership launches call to finance PPP and Research Uptake expert
September 20, 2018News
Netherlands-CGIAR partnership launches call to finance PPP and Research Uptake expert
By: F&BKP Office

A call for a PPP and Research Uptake expert within the framework of the Netherlands – CGIAR partnership has been launched. The Dutch government considers Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and Research Uptake to be crucial in achieving the SDGs. The expert is therefore intended to increase the role of the private sector (for-profit and not-for-profit) in CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs) and Platforms. Deadline to apply for this position is October 18, 2018. »

The Food Systems Approach: inspiring an innovative way for SDG2 impact?
September 20, 2018Expert opinion
The Food Systems Approach: inspiring an innovative way for SDG2 impact?
By: Nicole Metz Theme: Food Systems

The “Food Systems Approach” was one of the buzzwords of the WUR SDG conference of late August. There seemed to be consensus among speakers, panelists and participants that food systems need a transition. Future food systems need to deliver better: more food needs to be available and accessible for the growing, more urbanized world population, it needs to be part of a balanced, nutritious diet, and to be produced, processed and traded in new ways in order to cope with climate change and resource scarcity. »

YEP Effect 4, including the Talent Pool
September 19, 2018News
YEP Effect 4, including the Talent Pool
By: F&BKP Office

During the kick-off of batch 15 of Young Experts in Water and Agrofood on September 17, YEP Effect no. 4 was officially handed over to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In this edition special attention for the three Young Experts who started their international Agrofood careers at NL Embassies in Benin, Kenya and Rwanda through the Talent Pool. »

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Oct
Global Talk - The world is getting better
Thursday 25 October 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In the Global Talks, organized by TU Delft / Global Initiative, thought leaders on global development share their ideas. On October 25, Meike van Ginneken (CEO SNV Netherlands Development Organisation) talks about how we can use data as an antidote to negativity and hopelessness. »

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Nov
Global Future Farming Summit - November 6, 2018
Tuesday 6 November 2018
All day event

The agricultural sector is facing a huge challenge: to produce more food using fewer resources while reducing any negative effects on society and the environment.  Wageningen Acadamey and Proagrica organize the Global Future Farming Summit on November 6, 2018, at Wageningen Campus to inspire and discover new business opportunities. »

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Nov
November 20, 2018 PPPLab event
Tuesday 20 November 2018
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

On November 20, 2018 the PPPLab holds its annual day mixing practice, reflection and creativity. PPPLab Day will focus on what is needed and by who in order to deliver on »

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