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Midterm discussions First Call Food & Business Global Challenges Programme
April 12, 2017Knowledge activity
Midterm discussions First Call Food & Business Global Challenges Programme
By: F&BKP Office

The five GCP-1 projects came together for their midterm workshop in Accra, Ghana. The workshop consisted of joint learning, an assessment of progress and enhancement of collaborations for impact. The workshop took place from December 13 till 15 and also included a public meeting on “Inclusive Food Value Chains”. The detailed report of the three-day workshop is now available online. »

April 7, 2017Knowledge activity
“Food for All – the Role of Science and Technology”
By: F&BKP Office

On March 24, the second Food for All Talk (#FFATalks) under the WBG-Netherlands Partnership took place. Louise Fresco, Chair of the Executive Board of Wageningen University & Research, and Shenggen Fan, Director-General of IFPRI on “Agriculture – Food – Biosciences” were interviewed by Juergen Voegele, Senior Director, Agriculture Global Practice at the World Bank Group. »

SustUpscaling project started
March 30, 2017News
SustUpscaling project started
By: F&BKP Office

Nijmegen School of Management, Radboud University has been granted funds by the F&BKP to carry out a pilot study on the role of agro-based clustering in sustainable upscaling in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The SustUpscaling project aims to understand the drivers of sustainable upscaling by Dutch firms in agribusiness in LMICs »

The F&BKP Knowledge Portal: What’s in it for you?
March 29, 2017News
The F&BKP Knowledge Portal: What’s in it for you?
By: F&BKP Office

The F&BKP Knowledge Portal provides a user-friendly gateway to knowledge and innovations in the field of Food and Nutrition Security. Relevant knowledge items are published on a regular basis for six main topics. To automatically receive updates of the topics that interest you the most, you can now subscribe to email alerts. »

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. »

Bridging gaps between women food entrepreneurs and urban policy & business instruments
March 23, 2017Research project
Bridging gaps between women food entrepreneurs and urban policy & business instruments
By: GCP-2IP Women F...

On February 2, 2017 in Ouagadougou, the research project team “Building Inclusive Business Models for Women Food Entrepreneurs” organized a stakeholder workshop, with representatives of women food entrepreneurs (WFEs) and the urban policy and business sector present. »

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. »

“The Gold Standard: Exploring the added value of the Dutch knowledge platforms”
March 6, 2017News
“The Gold Standard: Exploring the added value of the Dutch knowledge platforms”
By: F&BKP Office

The five Dutch Knowledge Platforms are said to ‘have gold in their hands’. A recently launched learning review provides insight into the achievements and added value of the five Knowledge Platforms since their kick-off three years ago. »

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F&BKP newsletter 2017 #02

The March F&BKP newsletter, with food & nutrition security related reports, knowledge activities, calls and events.

Upcoming events
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May
Monday 1 May 2017
All day event

In the context of the GCP-2 “ALEGAMS” project, a workshop “Role Play Games for learning and for better understanding of environmental challenges” is organized by the Laboratory of Geo-Information Science and Remote Sensing in Wageningen. »

16
May
Horticulture mission to Kenya
Tuesday 16 May 2017
until Friday 19 May 2017
All day event

From May 16 till 19, 2017, the HortIMPACT trade mission to Kenya is open for companies active in the horticultural sector and interested in the growing Kenyan market. HortIMPACT is »

17
May
2nd COMESA Agro-Indsutry Dialogue
Wednesday 17 May 2017
until Thursday 18 May 2017
All day event

The COMESA Business Council in partnership with the Africa Regional Standards Organisation (ARSO) will be convening the 2nd Agro-Industry Dialogue on May 17 and 18, 2017. »

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F&BKP newsletter 2017 #02

The March F&BKP newsletter, with food & nutrition security related reports, knowledge activities, calls and events.