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


Policy letter: Dutch contribution to global food security

On November 18, the Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade & Development Cooperation and the Minister for Agriculture sent their long-awaited letter on global food security to parliament. »

Horticulture funding opportunities

PAEPARD (the Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development) has communicated three horticulture funding and fellowship opportunities. Fellowships in legumes for students in a developing country This new program is specifically targeting promising young scientists from developing countries committed to pursuing research careers involving legume crops. Submissions are due by December 19, »

Book Launch: ‘Agriculture Beyond Food: Experiences from Indonesia’

The NWO-KNAW research programme Agriculture Beyond Food (ABF) has studied developments and potential dilemmas in the field of green economy in Indonesia. At a concluding symposium in Jakarta on November 27, the book ‘Agriculture Beyond Food: Experiences from Indonesia’ with research findings of the programme was offered to the Indonesian Deputy Minister of Research, Technology and Higher »

Expert team is finalizing Soil Fertility Exploratory study

The Office has commissioned  the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) to conduct a Soil Fertility Exploratory study to map primary stakeholders and explore possibilities of strategic partnerships and emergent thematic priorities, especially in Africa. The study is conducted by a team composed of international experts, including a renowned African scientist on soil fertility. The final report will »