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Eten voor iedereen – of blijven de armste boeren buiten beeld?
June 7, 2018Expert opinion
Eten voor iedereen – of blijven de armste boeren buiten beeld?

Het Nederlandse ontwikkelingsbeleid sluit zich aan bij SDG 2: in 2030 moet alle honger en ondervoeding de wereld uit. Tegelijkertijd wil Nederland dat de landbouwprojecten in voedselonzekere gebieden ons geld opleveren. Door deze instelling lijkt juist de meest kwetsbare groep boeren te worden vergeten. Gaten in het beleid Sinds 2011 is voedselzekerheid een speerpunt van »

Voedselzekerheid vereist een systeemaanpak
June 4, 2018Expert opinion
Voedselzekerheid vereist een systeemaanpak

Tijdens de expert discussie vorige week 31 mei aan de Wageningen Universiteit, georganiseerd door het Food & Business Knowledge Platform, kwam een duidelijk geluid naar voren: met het verhogen van voedselproductie bereiken we slechts ten dele een situatie van voedselzekerheid. Om voedselzekerheid te verbeteren is een systeemaanpak nodig met aandacht voor de behoefte van de »

How to make agricultural programmes work for nutrition
May 31, 2018Knowledge activity
How to make agricultural programmes work for nutrition
Theme: Nutrition Security

“Nutrition-sensitive agriculture interventions have due potential to improve diets.” This is one of the takeaways from a recent expert meeting on how to make agricultural programs work for nutrition, and which approaches to use to measure progress. The preliminary findings of the meeting, which took place in The Hague on May 17 and was organized by the Netherlands Working Group on international Nutrition (NWGN) in collaboration with the F&BKP, are now available. »

Putting together policy building blocks for global food security
May 25, 2018Knowledge activity
Putting together policy building blocks for global food security

“Global hunger is increasing, because of amongst others conflicts and climate change. We have to make sure poor and hungry people continue to benefit from the advantages of globalization”. These are among the key messages of Shenggen Fan, Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), during the IFPRI 2018 Global Food Policy Report Launch event in The Hague on 18 April 2018. »

Netherlands-CGIAR partnership launches call to fund senior CGIAR experts
May 22, 2018News
Netherlands-CGIAR partnership launches call to fund senior CGIAR experts

Within the framework of the Netherlands – CGIAR partnership, a call for Senior Expert Candidates has been launched. Senior experts employed by Dutch research organizations and involved in CGIAR research or management, are offered a chance to spend (more) time on their CGIAR activities, since they will be able to apply for a grant that enables them to cover part of their personnel costs. Deadline for the first assessment round is July 5, 2018. »

New YEP positions available
May 15, 2018News
New YEP positions available

YEP is looking for Dutch candidates for eight new YEP positions. Main goal of YEP, consisting of YEP Agrofood and YEP Water, is to offer young professionals the opportunity to take their first steps in an international environment.  The current vacancies in Myanmar, Indonesia, Kenya, Philippines and Zimbabwe are open for Dutch nationals only. Application for the new YEP positions is open until May 27, 2018. »