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FAO report
January 20, 2015News
FAO report “Deep Roots”

Deep Roots is a new publication from U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). This large, richly illustrated book takes a closer look at the momentum generated by the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) in 2014. According to FAO, the book examines “family farming policy development and actions at international, regional, national, municipal and local »

African networks and institutions working in Integrated Soil Fertility Management
January 7, 2015Study
African networks and institutions working in Integrated Soil Fertility Management
Theme: Soil Management

A new report is available, entitled “Strategic partnership for the Fertile Grounds Initiative“. It provides an overview of African networks and institutions working to improve soil fertility and lists relevant national, sub-regional and Pan-African programmes by governmental, private sector, academic and civil society organizations. It provides the Fertile Grounds Initiative with ideas to build strategic »

The Fertile Grounds Initiative
January 3, 2015News
The Fertile Grounds Initiative
Theme: Soil Management

The Fertile Grounds Initiative (FGI) was designed as a coordinated strategy of collaboration between actors in nutrient management at various spatial scales. FGI is based on eight subcomponents, which  bring together the supply and demand of nutrients within a specific geographical area to make optimum use of site-specific interventions and available nutrients, supplemented with external »

Third F&BKP newsletter
December 22, 2014News
Third F&BKP newsletter

In these days before Christmas the Office team has sent out its final newsletter of the year, with updates on the various developments that have taken place in the Food & Business Knowledge Platform over the last couple of months. In the December newsletter, you can read about the successful exploratory meeting with private sector »

First AIM article in a series: Scaling up Inclusive Business
December 22, 2014Expert opinion
First AIM article in a series: Scaling up Inclusive Business
Theme: Nutrition Security

Introduction The Amsterdam Initiative against Malnutrition (AIM) brings different stakeholders together to improve food and nutrition security through a broad portfolio of projects. These projects are executed throughout the entire food value chain with a focus on the consumer. Since 2009, AIM has grown to include 30 stakeholder-partners who explore innovative and sustainable solutions to »

Launch of the Dutch Postharvest Network
December 18, 2014News
Launch of the Dutch Postharvest Network
Theme: Food Wastage

On December 4, 2014 the Postharvest Network was launched during a kick off event in the Hof van Wageningen. The Postharvest Network aims to reduce food losses by implementing practical and proven solutions in the food supply chain of fresh products. It is a network of Dutch specialized companies, knowledge institutes like Wageningen University and »