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Food Security Exchange Embassies
June 16, 2014Knowledge activity
Food Security Exchange Embassies

The Food Security Exchange for policy officers from Dutch Embassies was organized by the Ministries of Foreign and Economic Affairs and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform, and took place from May 6 to May 9, 2014. »

Looking for consultants soil fertility: call closed
June 10, 2014News
Looking for consultants soil fertility: call closed
Theme: Soil Management

The F&BKP is preparing a desk study on soil fertility, in close collaboration with its partner the Fertile Grounds Initiative (FGI), an emergent network that addresses the problem of declining soil fertility.  The study should provide insight into active international, regional and local networks, institutional ‘entrances’ (e.g. identification of situations with a high sense of »

Global, regional, and national prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adults during 1980-2013
June 5, 2014Study
Global, regional, and national prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adults during 1980-2013
Theme: Nutrition Security

According to a comprehensive study published in the medical journal The Lancet, almost one third of the global population is overweight or obese. Approximately 2.1 billion people fall into those two categories, with 671 million defined as clinically obese.  The report found that the highest rates of obesity are in the Middle East and North »

Report on Lunch Meeting
June 3, 2014Knowledge activity
Report on Lunch Meeting “Dealing strategically with land issues”
Theme: Land Governance

On Monday May 12, 2014, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, LANDac and the F&BKP organized a lunch meeting: “Dealing strategically with land issues – the case of Benin”. »

Soil Fertility in a Changing World
June 1, 2014News
Soil Fertility in a Changing World
Theme: Soil Management

On December 13, 2013, an expert meeting was organized by Alterra and Agri-ProFocus, during which 36 representatives of business, science, civil society and policy contributed to a lively discussion about the importance of soil fertility in development projects. Goal of this expert meeting was to: Discuss the preliminary outcome of the project “Soil Fertility in »

Report on F&BKP Office’s activities in 2013
May 27, 2014News
Report on F&BKP Office’s activities in 2013

2013 saw the start of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP), one of the five Knowledge Platforms initiated by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The F&BKP was not launched publicly in 2013 but steps were taken to organize the Office and hold initial talks with relevant networks and organizations in the Netherlands. The »