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Nominate the Agrofood Broker of the Year 2018!
October 18, 2018News
Nominate the Agrofood Broker of the Year 2018!

It is that time of the year again! The nomination round for the Agrofood Broker of the Year Award 2018 is open. Since last year, the Food & Business Knowledge Platform annually awards a professional in the field of Food and Nutrition Security (FNS), who has undertaken significant brokering activities. Starting today, you can nominate someone who has been actively and enthusiastically connecting actors to align policy and/or practices with knowledge (development) in order to contribute to FNS in 2018. »

Co-creation for research in food security development
October 18, 2018Expert opinion
Co-creation for research in food security development

With the aim of reaching SDG2 (zero hunger and sustainable agriculture) development agencies have for a long time funded research for development. In the margins of the recent Wageningen SDG conference Melle Leenstra, policy officer food security at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was invited to give his take on the topic of the session entitled “Co-creation for impact: Donors and Knowledge institutions”. »

A lucky iron fish for everyone?
October 10, 2018Knowledge activity
A lucky iron fish for everyone?
Theme: Nutrition Security

What can be done to support the consumption of more healthy food products by the poorest people in low- and middle-income countries, the people at the so-called “Bottom of the Pyramid” (BoP)? That is an urgent challenge, given the fact that globally 155 million children are still stunted, 52 million children are wasted, and 2 billion people lack key nutrients like iron and vitamin A. On October 4, 2018, BoPInc facilitated a workshop and provided participants with updates on nutrition approaches and “wacky” solutions like Lucky Iron Fish. »

F&BKP newsletter September 2018 (#05)
September 21, 2018News
F&BKP newsletter September 2018 (#05)

In its September newsletter the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) presents reports of several workshops, among them the session about the UNSC resolution 2417 on conflict and hunger; the Food Systems Approach workshop at the WUR SDG conference; and the CoP on Youth, employment and migration. »

Rural youth empowerment to mitigate international migration?
September 20, 2018Knowledge activity
Rural youth empowerment to mitigate international migration?
Theme: Youth in agrofood systems

What is the relation between youth employment and education in agriculture and migration? And how should organizations working to improve food security via employment and education programs relate to the political agenda of mitigating (international) migration? These were questions discussed in another Community of Practice Youth in food systems Meet-up on September 11, 2018. Edukans and »

UNSC resolution 2417 and local food systems in the humanitarian-development nexus
September 20, 2018Knowledge activity
UNSC resolution 2417 and local food systems in the humanitarian-development nexus
Theme: Food security and stability

On September 12, the F&BKP and the Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law jointly organized a workshop focusing on UNSC Resolution 2417 – on hunger and conflict. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs intends to follow up on the resolution through programming on the nexus of humanitarian & development aid. The meeting provided an opportunity to harvest experiences from practice and hear what support practitioners need from each other and policymakers and donors. »