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The gateway to knowledge for food and nutrition security. Connecting business, science, civil society and policy.

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Food & Business Knowledge Platform input for upcoming Dutch Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Policy

The Office of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) has formulated answers to the nine questions of the consultation of Minister Kaag on the upcoming for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation policy. »

Expert roundtable: To feed growing global cities Dutch companies need a different mindset

The Dutch agrofood sector needs to change its mindset if it is to capitalize on one of the biggest opportunities of the 21st century: feeding the growing cities of emerging economies. This was one of the main conclusions of an expert roundtable organized as part of the Innovation Network Feeding Cities. »

New study challenges funds and governments to invest in African agrifood SMEs

The study “Critical Capital for African Agrifood SMEs” evaluates the access of risk capital by agrifood small and medium enterprises. SMEs are key for establishing sustainable food systems, while at the same time face difficulties to access capital. The report was published end of February 2018 by Rabobank Foundation, AgriProFocus and ICCO Cooperation, and supported by the F&BKP. »

Give your input to the upcoming Dutch Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Policy

On February 22, 2018 the newly installed Dutch Rutte-III government opened an online civil consultation to feed into its upcoming policy brief that will guide Dutch Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation (FT&DC) in the coming years.
All (inter)national partners active in this field are warmly invited by Minister Kaag to share their ideas and knowledge. »