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Application open for FoodStars Accelerator
January 12, 2018News
Application open for FoodStars Accelerator
Theme: Inclusive Business

FoodStars is a new alliance to foster innovative start-ups in smart farming in metropolitan areas. The FoodStars Accelerator is designed to accelerate innovative start-ups in a very short time to maximize market opportunity. The Accelerator is now open for applications. »

YEP Effect 3, including YEP Vision 2030
January 11, 2018News
YEP Effect 3, including YEP Vision 2030

The YEP Programme Bureau has published the third edition of YEP Effect with inspiring stories from Young Experts in Water and Agrofood, their organizations and their working environment and more information on the YEP Vision 2030. »

Vacancy RUAF Foundation
December 21, 2017News
Vacancy RUAF Foundation

RUAF Foundation is looking for a young consultant with work experience in urban food systems, urban agriculture, and policy and/or circular economy in the context of sustainable urban development. Duration of the contract is one year, starting February 1, 2018. Deadline for applications is January 10, 2018 »

Newsletter conference
December 15, 2017News
Newsletter conference “Research & Policy: two peas in a pod? A dialogue for food security impact”

The conference “Research & Policy: two peas in a pod? A dialogue for food security impact” on December 1, organized by NWO-WOTRO and the F&BKP in close collaboration with the Ministries of Forgein Affairs and Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, was a major step in improving the link between research and policy. Around 150 participants from the Netherlands, Africa and South Asia gathered in The Hague to share and connect their work in the field of food security. »

Brochure Applied Research Fund - Research innovations for food and nutrition security
December 13, 2017Study
Brochure Applied Research Fund – Research innovations for food and nutrition security

Achieving food and nutrition security for all is a global challenge, which is closely associated with efforts to end poverty, mitigate the effects of climate change and stop the worldwide depletion of natural capital. The Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF) aims to contribute, be it in a modest way, to tackling this urgent global challenge. Now that the ARF has reached the halfway point a brochure has been developed with experiences from partner perspectives so far. »

Research & policy: two peas in a pod?  Impression of a food security impact dialogue
December 13, 2017Expert opinion
Research & policy: two peas in a pod? Impression of a food security impact dialogue

The Dutch Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) and the Applied Research Fund (ARF) and Global Challenges Programme (GCP) research projects have made a lot of progress in improving the link between research and policy. With most of the 75 ARF/CGP research projects well under way, it is time to take stock. This was the purpose of the conference “Research & policy: two peas in a pod? A dialogue for food security impact” organized by F&BKP and NWO-WOTRO. »