Vision & Mission
The Food & Business Knowledge Platform is the gateway to knowledge for Food and Nutrition Security. Connecting business, science, civil society and policy.
The Platform invites networks and organizations from local, regional and global levels to participate in the Platform. Come share, improve and generate new knowledge on food systems at a time when the world is facing multiple challenges.
Nearly one-ninth of the world’s population suffers from chronic hunger. And the world’s population is projected to reach 9.7 billion in 2050. Thus, the demands on land, water and climate, as well as the supply of affordable and good quality food, are growing significantly.
Global food security faces three main challenges: to eradicate hunger and malnutrition, to increase food production, and to create inclusive and ecologically sustainable food systems. The Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) seeks to facilitate a better understanding of how food systems work and how they can be strengthened.
What is the F&BKP?
The F&BKP is one of the five Knowledge Platforms for global development initiated by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Within this Platform, international networks and organizations of business, science, civil society and policy collaborate in the field of food and nutrition security. They identify knowledge issues that are relevant now and in the future and initiate learning and research. The Platform disseminates lessons learned and highlights promising innovations that will contribute to local and global food security.
Collaboration between stakeholders in and related to food value chains is essential for food security and encourages co-creation. The role of the private sector is of significant importance within the Platform as farmers, processors, distributors and retailers are crucial players for food security.