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Kick-off workshop GCP project HortEco
May 23, 2017Research project
Kick-off workshop GCP project HortEco

The project “Horticultural food systems in Chile and Uruguay (HortEco)” was awarded funds in the third Call of the Global Challenges Porgramme. Consortium partners came together for a kick-off workshop from December 19 till 21, 2016, at the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso in Quillota, Chile. »

F&BKP newsletter 2017 #03
May 19, 2017News
F&BKP newsletter 2017 #03

The May 2017 newsletter of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) presents the 2016 Highlights and includes information on various food & nutrition security related workshops, webinars, studies and events. »

May 15, 2017Knowledge Portal
The rush for land in an urbanizing world: From land grabbing toward developing safe, resilient, and sustainable cities and landscapes

This article elaborates on the importance of linking debates on land governance and urbanization. It aims to contribute to current discussions about “making cities inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable” (SDG 11) by linking debates that are currently taking place in separate containers. »

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. »

May 4, 2017Knowledge Portal
India’s peri-urban frontier: rural-urban transformations and food security

This working paper examines rural-urban transformations in India in relation to changes in food production, access, consumption, nutritional quality and safety. The authors demonstrate how efforts to address malnutrition in India are decoupled from urban development initiatives and associated areas of policy and planning and discuss the potential for peri-urban agriculture. »

April 19, 2017Knowledge Portal
How urbanization patterns can guide strategies for achieving adequate nutrition

This book chapter illustrates how understanding urban development and urbanization patterns can help policy makers prepare for and achieve better urban nutrition, including for the urban poor. To understand these urbanization patterns city size, urban infrastructures, trade and rural–urban linkages should be analysed. »