Vanessa Nigten

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Company / Organization / University

Food & Business Knowledge Platform

Role / Title

Senior Knowledge Broker

Bio / Specialization

Vanessa Nigten is a global sustainable development specialist with theoretical and practical knowledge of Dutch and international development policies. She gained her experience in this field at the Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR), Partos (the umbrella organization for Dutch NGOs), the Dutch expertise and advisory centre for citizenship and international cooperation NCDO, and the JongOS network for young professionals in development cooperation.
Vanessa has a background in Sociology and Public Administration (University of Amsterdam), with focus on the Dutch Parliament, Burkina Faso and Citizenship.

Presently, from The Broker Vanessa works as a knowledge broker at the Office of the Dutch Food & Business Knowledge Platform. She has been working for The Broker as a research editor since September 2013. The Broker is an independent platform and online magazine on globalization and development, bringing together cutting-edge knowledge and expert opinions from researchers, policymakers and practitioners.


Initiatives to combat food wastage: a waste of time?

The recently published F&BKP report on food wastage shows that a significant decline in food wastage will not automatically improve food security. There may be a positive impact on resource efficiency and general food availability in the long term but aspects such as food access, utilization and stability in developing countries will not improve at »

F&BKP Report “Reducing food wastage, improving food security?”

Within the F&BKP an inventory study on the relation between the reduction of food wastage and the improvement of food security has been conducted. Please find below the link to the full report and the summary of the study “Reducing food wastage, improving food security?”. Download the F&BKP Report “Reducing food wastage, improving food security?” »

Food wastage overview of networks and information

In the Food & Business Knowledge Platform an overview in a mind map has been composed of networks and information in the field of food losses and waste. The mind map shown below is indicative and non-exhaustive. Please feel free to suggest additions to the overview by sending an e-mail to *protected email*. How to navigate the »