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Launch EU Policy brief
November 14, 2018Knowledge activity
Launch EU Policy brief “Programming Research and Innovation for Improved Impact”
By: F&BKP Office

Multi-actor research with ex-ante assessment, which is beginning to be applied in EU programmes, can foster development impact when conducted within a right enabling environment. This was concluded by the SCAR Strategic European Working Groups ARCH, AKIS & SCAR Food Systems on October 31, 2018 at a joint launch of the Policy Brief in Brussels. »

European driven Food System effects on people, economies and environments in LMICs
November 12, 2018Knowledge activity
European driven Food System effects on people, economies and environments in LMICs
By: F&BKP Office

By assessing economic, ecological and social effects of the European role in food systems in Low and Middle Income countries, EU interventions can be improved for better impact on the SDGs, yet this demands very new ways of multi-actor cooperation. This was concluded during the round table discussion in Brussels on October 31 with high level experts from EC DGs Agri, Research and Development and various European universities. »

Apply now for new YEP positions
November 6, 2018News
Apply now for new YEP positions
By: F&BKP Office

Young Expert Programmes (YEP) is looking for Dutch candidates for no less than 11 different YEP positions. Main goal of YEP, consisting of YEP Agrofood and YEP Water, is to offer young professionals the opportunity to kickstart their international career and become part of the YEP Global Network.  The current vacancies offer positions in Burundi, Ethiopia, Malawi, Kenya, Myanmar, Ghana or Bangladesh. Application for the new YEP positions is open until November 18, 2018. »

PPP and Research Uptake expert call reopend for proposals
October 26, 2018News
PPP and Research Uptake expert call reopend for proposals
By: F&BKP Office

The call for proposals for a PPP and Research Uptake expert, within the NL–CGIAR partnership, has been reopened with an adjustment concerning the engagement of the candidate: the minimum size is now set at 60 per cent, though still with a preference for a fulltime engagement. The new deadline to submit a proposal is November 7, 2018. »

Lunch Seminar: Agricultural intensification in the Sahel
October 25, 2018Knowledge activity
Lunch Seminar: Agricultural intensification in the Sahel
By: multiple authors

Agroforestry is a low cost foundational practice to increase agricultural productivity and set the stage for further intensification. If used in combination with water harvesting, organic manure and micro-doses of good quality fertilizer yields in drylands can increase greatly. This was a key message of Chris Reij, Senior Fellow Global Restoration Initiative at the World Resources Institute, who gave a presentation during a lunch seminar organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. »

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. »

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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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FAO Symposium Family Farming
Wednesday 21 November 2018
until Friday 23 November 2018
All day event

The FAO International Symposium on Agricultural Innovation for Family Farmers: Unlocking the potential of agricultural innovation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals takes place in Rome from November 21-23: FAO will play a strong catalytic and supporting role to empower family farmers through innovation. »

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INCLUDE Conference Ïnvesting in Future Prospects"- November 21, 2018
Wednesday 21 November 2018
All day event

On November 21, 2018, INCLUDE hosts a conference entitled “Investing in Future Prospects. Linking Research to Policy for Inclusive Development in Africa”. The conference builds on the collective work of the knowledge platform over the last six years. »

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