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F&BKP newsletter September 2017 (#05)
September 6, 2017News
F&BKP newsletter September 2017 (#05)

In the September newsletter of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) readers are invited to nominate candidates for the Agrofood Broker of the Year 2017 Award. Furthermore, the newsletter refers to learning reviews, studies, workshops, reports and events related to Food and Nutrition Security (FNS). The nomination round for the Agrofood Broker of the »

Reaching Food & Nutrition results requires both grease & glue
August 16, 2017Expert opinion
Reaching Food & Nutrition results requires both grease & glue

Dutch embassies need help to deliver Food & Nutrition Security results. Wageningen CDI hosted the Embassy Support Programme on FNS (ESP) for seven years and conducted a Learning Review to take stock of the experience and to identify lessons for the Ministries and a broader range of stakeholders represented by the F&BKP. »

Food and Nutrition Security Exchange days 2016
May 9, 2016Knowledge activity
Food and Nutrition Security Exchange days 2016

Work more in alignment with Dutch partner countries, make better use of opportunities to link aid, trade and investment, and put into practice the policy of “no one should be left behind”. These are some of the conclusions of the Food and Nutrition Security Exchange days 2016. »

Building resilience for Palestinian farmers
March 30, 2015Expert opinion
Building resilience for Palestinian farmers

Resilience is probably one of the most fashionable terminologies in today’s humanitarian and developmental debates. According to the OECD Development Assistance Committee, resilience means that states can better withstand environmental, political, economic and social shocks and stresses. It is about the ability of households, communities and nations to absorb and recover from shocks, whilst positively »

Exploratory meeting on social entrepreneurship for food security
March 27, 2015News
Exploratory meeting on social entrepreneurship for food security

On February 27, 2015, a group of 35 enthusiastic social entrepreneurs and impact investors discussed the role of social entrepreneurship for food and nutrition security.  During a lively ‘Pop-up Friday’ meeting, enabled by the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP), practitioners and academics explored the practical and strategic challenges that social entrepreneurs face and how »

Medium-sized, mixed family farms to feed the future: A vision for farming in Africa
March 26, 2015Expert opinion
Medium-sized, mixed family farms to feed the future: A vision for farming in Africa

Agricultural development programmes have too long focused on semi-subsistence smallholders in an effort to achieve food security. This has not contributed to the African green revolution that is sorely needed to feed the future. We have to aim instead for an agricultural sector based on medium-sized, mixed family farms, argues Melle Leenstra, First Secretary for »