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Student competition for Global Development
July 22, 2014News
Student competition for Global Development

Are you a Dutch or foreign bachelor or master student studying in the Netherlands? Do you have an original and creative idea that contributes to more sustainable development in the world? Do you want to further develop your idea with experts in the field of international development and do you want to win a prize »

Initiatives to combat food wastage: a waste of time?
July 18, 2014Expert opinion
Initiatives to combat food wastage: a waste of time?
Theme: Food Wastage

The recently published F&BKP report on food wastage shows that a significant decline in food wastage will not automatically improve food security. There may be a positive impact on resource efficiency and general food availability in the long term but aspects such as food access, utilization and stability in developing countries will not improve at »

Second call for proposals Food & Business Applied Research Fund
July 16, 2014News
Second call for proposals Food & Business Applied Research Fund

Today, WOTRO has launched the second call for proposals for the Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF). ARF provides grants to demand driven applied research that contributes to innovation for food security in developing countries. The call has been developed in close collaboration with the Food & Business Knowledge Platform. ARF aims at promoting »

Report of book launch: 'The Global Land Grab - Beyond the Hype'
July 15, 2014Knowledge activity
Report of book launch: ‘The Global Land Grab – Beyond the Hype’
Theme: Land Governance

On July 3, 2014, the book ‘The Global Land Grab – Beyond The Hype’ was launched and discussed during an event at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Hague. The meeting was organized by LANDac, the IS Academy on Land Governance for Equitable and Sustainable Development. During the session Minister for Foreign Trade and »

Connecting climate change and food security science
July 15, 2014Study
Connecting climate change and food security science

Climate change is real and it affects food security in all its dimensions. This is a brief overview of climate change and food security research at the international level and how this relates to the local circumstances in Bangladesh. What is done internationally and locally and what should be done was discussed at the Third »

F&BKP Report “Reducing food wastage, improving food security?”
July 3, 2014Study
F&BKP Report “Reducing food wastage, improving food security?”
Theme: Food Wastage

Within the F&BKP an inventory study on the relation between the reduction of food wastage and the improvement of food security has been conducted. Please find below the link to the full report and the summary of the study “Reducing food wastage, improving food security?”. Download the F&BKP Report “Reducing food wastage, improving food security?” »