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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 Security Exchange Embassies

Putting people first, think longer term in stable investment and intervention policies (like the business sector does), and support that with a good and specific theory of change. Translate that into action by joint programming between The Hague and local embassies. Make farming attractive for the young through higher profit margins and much more innovative »

Looking for consultants soil fertility: call closed

The F&BKP is preparing a desk study on soil fertility, in close collaboration with its partner the Fertile Grounds Initiative (FGI), an emergent network that addresses the problem of declining soil fertility.  The study should provide insight into active international, regional and local networks, institutional ‘entrances’ (e.g. identification of situations with a high sense of »

Global, regional, and national prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adults during 1980-2013

According to a comprehensive study published in the medical journal The Lancet, almost one third of the global population is overweight or obese. Approximately 2.1 billion people fall into those two categories, with 671 million defined as clinically obese.  The report found that the highest rates of obesity are in the Middle East and North »

Report on Lunch Meeting “Dealing strategically with land issues”

On Monday May 12, 2014, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, LANDac and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform organized a lunch meeting: “Dealing strategically with land issues – the case of Benin”. The lunch meeting was opened by Frits van der Wal (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) who gave an introduction about the Ministry’s focal point »