NWO-WOTRO and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform, are organizing the conference “Research & Policy: two peas in a pod? A dialogue for food security impact”. The conference is organized in in close cooperation with the Dutch Ministries of Foreign and Economic Affairs and takes place on December 1, 2017 in The Hague, the Netherlands.
The aim of this conference is to improve the link between (interim) results of the Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF) and the Food & Business Global Challenges Programme (GCP) research projects and the Dutch policy and programmes in the field of food and nutrition security. The intended outcome is to strengthen policy relevance and uptake of research results through a constructive dialogue between researchers and Dutch policy makers.
The conference brings together consortium members of the ARF and GCP projects, targeted Dutch policy makers, and professionals from the larger F&BKP network. Insight will be given in the ARF and GCP instruments that fund multi-actor research-business groups that focus on local food security issues in LMIC countries and have much attention for co-creation and research uptake. Furthermore, thematic focus areas, based on (interim) results, innovations, potential outcomes and interesting experiences of the projects, related to Dutch policy will be used to focus the dialogue in different ”round table” sessions during the conference.