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YEP Effect 3, including YEP Vision 2030
January 11, 2018News
YEP Effect 3, including YEP Vision 2030
By: F&BKP Office

The YEP Programme Bureau has published the third edition of YEP Effect with inspiring stories from Young Experts in Water and Agrofood, their organizations and their working environment and more information on the YEP Vision 2030. »

Newsletter conference
December 15, 2017News
Newsletter conference “Research & Policy: two peas in a pod? A dialogue for food security impact”
By: F&BKP Office

The conference “Research & Policy: two peas in a pod? A dialogue for food security impact” on December 1, organized by NWO-WOTRO and the F&BKP in close collaboration with the Ministries of Forgein Affairs and Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, was a major step in improving the link between research and policy. Around 150 participants from the Netherlands, Africa and South Asia gathered in The Hague to share and connect their work in the field of food security. »

Research & policy: two peas in a pod?  Impression of a food security impact dialogue
December 13, 2017Expert opinion
Research & policy: two peas in a pod? Impression of a food security impact dialogue
By: The Broker

The Dutch Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) and the Applied Research Fund (ARF) and Global Challenges Programme (GCP) research projects have made a lot of progress in improving the link between research and policy. With most of the 75 ARF/CGP research projects well under way, it is time to take stock. This was the purpose of the conference “Research & policy: two peas in a pod? A dialogue for food security impact” organized by F&BKP and NWO-WOTRO. »

Sugar and forestry investments in Uganda: lessons from a first Learning Platform in Jinja
December 13, 2017Expert opinion
Sugar and forestry investments in Uganda: lessons from a first Learning Platform in Jinja
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Land Governance

After two Learning Platforms in Tanzania and Mozambique, LANDac and partners organized their third multi-stakeholder learning event in Jinja, Uganda on September 21 and 22, 2017. The platform in Jinja focused on two major investments in the region: one in agriculture (sugar) and one in forestry (pine trees and eucalyptus). »

Agrofood Broker of the Year 2017: Addis Teshome (IFDC)
December 12, 2017News
Agrofood Broker of the Year 2017: Addis Teshome (IFDC)
By: F&BKP Office

Out of 17 nominees, three final candidates were selected for the Agrofood Broker of the Year 2017 Award. More than 2000 people voted through an online poll and after two rounds, Addis Teshome was announced as the winner. The award was presented by Melle Leenstra, member of the jury, during the conference “Research & policy: two peas in a pod? A dialogue for food security impact”. »

Six new vacancies YEP Agrofood
December 11, 2017News
Six new vacancies YEP Agrofood
By: F&BKP Office

There are six new YEP Agrofood job opportunities available.The current vacancies at Denys in Mali, AgriProFocus in East Africa (Kenya and Rwanda) and Larive in Kenya are open for Dutch nationals only. New in this round are positions at Netherlands Embassies; in Rwanda, Benin and Kenya. »

Effectiveness of networks in seed potato sector development
December 11, 2017Study
Effectiveness of networks in seed potato sector development
By: F&BKP Office

Radboud University conducted a pilot project with the main objective to understand the drivers of sustainable upscaling by modelling the impact of firm network characteristics and institutional conditions in value chain clusters. The F&BKP supported project was implemented in 2017 in the seed potato sector in Kenya and Ethiopia. »

Conference
November 24, 2017News
Conference “Research & Policy: two peas in a pod? A dialogue for food security impact”
By: F&BKP Office

NWO-WOTRO and the F&BKP, in close cooperation with the Dutch Ministries of Foreign and Economic Affairs are organizing a conference”Research & Policy: two peas in a pod? A dialogue for food security impact”, on December 1, 2017 in The Hague, the Netherlands. Concept notes of the thematic session are now available in PDF. »

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Upcoming events
23
Jan
Launch Re-imagine project
Tuesday 23 January 2018
2:30 pm - 6:00 pm

On Tuesday 23 January the “Re-imagining anticipatory climate governance in the world’s vulnerable regions” (RE-IMAGINE) project will be launched in Utrecht. The project is led by Joost Vervoort (Utrecht University) »

25
Jan
South-Africa event Water and Agrofood
Thursday 25 January 2018
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP), together with the Netherlands Embassy in South-Africa, RVO, Verbos Business Development and the Unie van Waterschappen are organzing an event in the context of the Partners for Water programme and focusing on the Water & AgriFood Nexus.   »

27
Jan
World Food System Summer School
Saturday 27 January 2018
until Saturday 10 February 2018
All day event

Call for applications for the 2018 World Food System Summer School, “Food Systems in Transition,” from the ETH Zurich World Food System Center open till July 3, 2017. »

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