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Dutch Development Results 2016 in Perspective: Food and Nutrition Security highlights
September 21, 2017News
Dutch Development Results 2016 in Perspective: Food and Nutrition Security highlights

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has published a website which presents the results that the Netherlands, together with national and international partners, has achieved in the field of inclusive sustainable development co-operation in 2016. This news item aims to update Food and Nutrition Security professionals on the recent results of the Dutch policy in this field. »

Nominate the Agrofood Broker of the Year!
September 14, 2017News
Nominate the Agrofood Broker of the Year!

Coming December the F&BKP will award the Agrofood Broker of the Year Award to a professional in the field of Food and Nutrition Security, who has undertaken significant brokering activities in 2016/2017. You can nominate someone who has been connecting actors to align policy and/or practices with knowledge (development) in order to contribute to Food and Nutrition Security. »

F&BKP newsletter September 2017 (#05)
September 6, 2017News
F&BKP newsletter September 2017 (#05)

In the September newsletter of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) readers are invited to nominate candidates for the Agrofood Broker of the Year 2017 Award. Furthermore, the newsletter refers to learning reviews, studies, workshops, reports and events related to Food and Nutrition Security (FNS). The nomination round for the Agrofood Broker of the »

SES4Food: First follow-up meeting social entrepreneurship for food security mapping
September 4, 2017Knowledge activity
SES4Food: First follow-up meeting social entrepreneurship for food security mapping

The SES4Food initiative aims at increasing the potential of social entrepreneurship for food security in developing countries, to strengthen their ecosystem and make them flourish in increasing food security. During a first meet-up, a group of engaged Dutch professionals came up with concrete advice on how to jointly take this initiative a step further. »

Research call “Enabling and Scaling Genetic Improvement and Propagation Materials”
August 31, 2017News
Research call “Enabling and Scaling Genetic Improvement and Propagation Materials”

In October, a consultation meeting will be organized to advise and inform an upcoming research call “Enabling and Scaling Genetic Improvement and Propagation Materials” in the context of the NL-CGIAR strategic partnership. »

A can of worms: fall armyworm invasion in Africa
August 29, 2017Expert opinion
A can of worms: fall armyworm invasion in Africa

The fall armyworm is still invading regions in Africa. Since 2016 this worm has been spreading across sub-Saharan Africa and has been officially identified in 11 countries. Roger Day from the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI) elaborates on its dangers in this blog and provides recommendations for governments and farmers. »