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True cost accounting, true pricing in food
December 7, 2017Knowledge activity
True cost accounting, true pricing in food

On October 10, 2017, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, in close co-operation with the Transition Coalition Food, hosted a seminar on True Cost Accounting and True Pricing in Food. The meeting report and presentations are now available in Dutch (presentation WERC, presentation Eosta and presentation The Sustainability Consortium). A growing number of companies formulate »

November 28, 2017Knowledge Portal
Societal effects of food: An exploration of a new methodology

This publication discusses a method to map the societal effects of food production and consumption and the relative size of those effects. It uses six capital categories: financial, manufactured, intellectual, human, natural and social and relationship capital, which are subdivided to cover all relevant societal effects of food. »

Feeding an urbanizing world
May 8, 2017Knowledge activity
Feeding an urbanizing world
Theme: Inclusive Business

Dutch agrofood companies are reflecting on the role they can play in the increasing worldwide demand for (fresh) food produce. To feed growing cities in a sustainable way, they need to speed up the pace of innovation, share knowledge and position themselves better. These were some of the conclusions of the “Feeding Cities” meeting, held on April 18, 2017. »

February 13, 2017Knowledge Portal
Fishing for proteins: How marine fisheries impact global food security up to 2050

This report by WWF Germany argues that sustainable managing of fishing is needed to answer to the increasing global demand for protein in the coming decades. If the situation doesn’t improve, millions of people may no longer be able to afford fish by 2050, particularly those in developing coastal countries. According to the projections made by this study, it will on the one hand be possible to fish approximately 112 million tons of fish around the world in 2050 if the current moderate level of fishery management effectiveness remains the same. »

Feeding Cities
November 23, 2016News
Feeding Cities
Theme: Inclusive Business

CSR Netherlands (MVO Nederland) and the Platform have started a project “Feeding Cities” together with innovative entrepreneurs: they will think and work together to tackle challenges related to food and nutrition security in fast-growing urban areas. »

Awarded Integrated Projects in third call Global Challenges Programme
May 20, 2016News
Awarded Integrated Projects in third call Global Challenges Programme

Five Integrated Projects have been awarded grants within the third Call of the Food & Business Global Challenges Programme (GCP). The theme of the Call, which was developed by the F&BKP, is “Transformation of food systems with a focus on sustainability and urbanization”. »