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VIA Water online survey
August 22, 2014News
VIA Water online survey

VIA Water aims to connect people for water innovations in Africa. VIA Water is one of the five knowledge platforms launched by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to expand the knowledge base for its policy on international cooperation, in parallel to the Food & Business Knowledge Platform. VIA Water invites all interested actors to »

Looking for a Knowledge Broker Food Security & Inclusive Economy
August 20, 2014News
Looking for a Knowledge Broker Food Security & Inclusive Economy

The Broker is partner in the Office of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform. The Broker is currently looking for a Knowledge Broker Food Security & Inclusive Economy (0,6 FTE), who will work partly for the Office of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform in The Hague. The Broker is a vibrant knowledge hub of »

First F&BKP newsletter
August 19, 2014News
First F&BKP newsletter

The Food & Business Knowledge Platform published its first two-monthly newsletter full with links to interesting studies, articles and news items on food and nutrition security.  In this first newsletter, we refer to the consultation on Dutch food security policy which the Office is currently conducting. The ideas of various professionals will be clustered around six main food security themes to serve »

CTA call for proposals
August 14, 2014News
CTA call for proposals

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) has launched a call for proposals that aims at identifying and documenting proven practices, tools or policies that promote resilience and help farmers to address the challenges posed by climate change. Technical Centre fo Agricultural and Rural Cooperation The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation »

Seas of Change interview with Mark Lundy, CIAT
August 13, 2014Knowledge activity
Seas of Change interview with Mark Lundy, CIAT
Theme: Inclusive Business

This interview was recorded at a Seas of Change workshop, early 2014, in Amsterdam. At this workshop, practitioners from companies, NGOs, development organizations, and research institutions discussed inclusive business strategies to productively engage smallholder farmers. And in particular how to scale up successful strategies. In the interview, CIAT’s Mark Lundy talks about trends in smallholder »

Report of the FoodFirst Vijverbergsession on Regional Trade (in Dutch)
August 12, 2014Knowledge activity
Report of the FoodFirst Vijverbergsession on Regional Trade (in Dutch)
Theme: Regional Trade for Food Security

Vijverbergsessions are closed sessions where academics, politicians and experts from the government, civil society and business discuss global food issues; goal is to formulate conclusions relevant for policy makers. On Wednesday July 2, 2014, the platform FoodFirst organized a session about the role of regional markets for food security in Africa. Please find below the report of »