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Co-creation, research uptake and nutrition-sensitive value chains
February 21, 2018Knowledge activity
Co-creation, research uptake and nutrition-sensitive value chains

The third international workshop of the Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF) took place from February 13 to 16, 2018, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The workshop focused on on co-creation and research uptake and was organized by NWO-WOTRO and the F&BKP, in collaboration with AgriProFocus and IFPRI Ethiopia. The public seminar on the third day was entitled “The potential for nutrition-sensitive value chains”. »

F&BKP newsletter February 2018 (#01)
February 20, 2018News
F&BKP newsletter February 2018 (#01)

In the first general newsletter of 2018, the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) informs its readers about the busy start of the year. There were two big gettogethers of the Food & Business Global Challenges Programme: the mid-term workshop of the second call focusing on Inclusive Business / Regional Trade; and the kick-off of »

RUAF policy brief “The Role of the Private Sector in City Region Food Systems”
February 19, 2018Study
RUAF policy brief “The Role of the Private Sector in City Region Food Systems”

Increased recognition of the role that food can play in responding to various urban sustainability concerns provides new market and engagement opportunities for the private sector. RUAF Foundation published a policy brief that reports on a recent study, implemented by RUAF and supported by the F&BKP and the CGIAR Water Land and Ecosystems Programme, on the role of the private sector in building more sustainable and resilient city region food systems. »

Senior vacancy at Asian Development Bank
February 16, 2018News
Senior vacancy at Asian Development Bank

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is preselecting candidates for a senior water resources specialist (food security) for the Asian Development Bank.  After preselection in March, candidates will be presented to the ADB in April 2018. Work location is Manilla, the contract is for three years. Application deadline is March 6, 2018.  »

F&BKP special ARF #01
February 14, 2018News
F&BKP special ARF #01

The F&BKP, together with NWO-WOTRO, has published a special edition of the F&BKP newsletter, dedicated to the research projects funded within the first call of the Applied Research Fund (ARF-1). The newsletter features the ARF Brochure in which the programme is presented, ARF factsheets from eight ARF-1 projects and one finalized ARF-2 project, and other outputs from the research projects. »

Scaling Climate Smart Agriculture in East Africa
February 13, 2018Knowledge activity
Scaling Climate Smart Agriculture in East Africa

“We need to stretch ourselves and our outcomes, such that our Climate Smart Agriculture research has an  outreach to 7 million farmers, rather than the 350 per project that we are focusing on initially”, commented Bruce Campbell, director of CCAFS. In GCP-4, eight research projects were funded on scaling of Climate Smart Agricultural practices. The call is a first stepping stone towards the Netherlands’ partnership with the CGIAR. »