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F&BKP newsletter 2017 #02
March 31, 2017News
F&BKP newsletter 2017 #02

The March 2017 Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) newsletter presents information on various food & nutrition security related reports, knowledge activities, calls and events. Furthermore, a new feature of the Knowledge Portal is introduced: to stay updated on specific topics of the Portal, you can now subscribe to our email alerts. To stay informed on »

G4AW third Call published
March 23, 2017News
G4AW third Call published

Last Friday March 17, 2017 the third Call of the Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) Facility was officially published in the Government Gazette. The G4AW Facility stimulates public-private partnerships and is supporting initiatives to set up large-scale, demand-driven, and user-tailored satellite-based service chains. »

Call for proposals
November 16, 2016News
Call for proposals “Science for Using Research”

NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development recently launched a call for proposals on strengthening the scientific base for knowledge brokering activities and approaches in research programmes. The call is entitled SURe: Science for Using Research. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2017. »

Team Edanso wins Food Connection Challenge
November 11, 2016News
Team Edanso wins Food Connection Challenge
Theme: Food Wastage

On November 5, 2016, the Food Connection Challenge (FCC) Final took place at the Afrikadag in Amsterdam. Dutch students pitched their innovative business solutions, developed to address postharvest issues of Ghanaian companies. The teams used the innovative expertise of Dutch entrepreneurs to support their business cases and aimed at adapting these technologies to the Ghanaian »

Fruitful kick-off Food Connection Challenge
September 28, 2016Knowledge activity
Fruitful kick-off Food Connection Challenge
Theme: Food Wastage

“What a waste!”: is the first thought that comes to mind when you realize that in many food industries up to 40% of food produce gets wasted due to postharvest issues. The Food Connection Challenge (FCC) focuses on fit-to-purpose solutions for postharvest losses in Ghana. »

July 28, 2016Knowledge Portal
Nutrition funding: The missing piece of the puzzle

This briefing paper highlights the fact that while governments in recent years have begun to take seriously the issue of undernutrition and have made a series of commitments at the global as well as the national level in this area, levels of aid and domestic financing of nutrition interventions still lag behind this political ambition. In this briefing paper, Generation Nutrition shows how global progress towards the World Health Assembly targets on stunting and acute malnutrition in under-fives needs to be accelerated. It also examines the current funding gaps for nutrition and proposes remedies – both at the international and country level. »