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Midterm discussions First Call Food & Business Global Challenges Programme
April 12, 2017Knowledge activity
Midterm discussions First Call Food & Business Global Challenges Programme

The five GCP-1 projects came together for their midterm workshop in Accra, Ghana. The workshop consisted of joint learning, an assessment of progress and enhancement of collaborations for impact. The workshop took place from December 13 till 15 and also included a public meeting on “Inclusive Food Value Chains”. The detailed report of the three-day workshop is now available online. »

April 7, 2017Knowledge activity
“Food for All – the Role of Science and Technology”

On March 24, the second Food for All Talk (#FFATalks) under the WBG-Netherlands Partnership took place. Louise Fresco, Chair of the Executive Board of Wageningen University & Research, and Shenggen Fan, Director-General of IFPRI on “Agriculture – Food – Biosciences” were interviewed by Juergen Voegele, Senior Director, Agriculture Global Practice at the World Bank Group. »

Market Transformation Workshop, 2017 in Bangladesh
March 2, 2017Knowledge activity
Market Transformation Workshop, 2017 in Bangladesh

This Market Transformation Workshop took place mid-February 2017, in the context of the MoU between the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and World Bank Group on transformative change needed for agricultural growth as well as food and nutrition security. »

Geodata and ICT Solutions for Inclusive Finance and Food Security
February 27, 2017Knowledge activity
Geodata and ICT Solutions for Inclusive Finance and Food Security

On February 16, NpM, Rabobank Foundation and NSO organized the conference “Geodata for Inclusive Finance and Food”. The conference aimed to show, share and discuss the latest technological applications based on satellite data in relation to inclusive finance and food security. »

Poultry development in Eastern Africa, a regional perspective
February 16, 2017Knowledge activity
Poultry development in Eastern Africa, a regional perspective
Theme: Regional Trade for Food Security

To harmonize the country-oriented Dutch development and economic diplomacy policies with increasing regional influences in poultry value chain developments, better insight is needed in the interdependency of the poultry sectors of different countries. »

February 13, 2017Knowledge activity
“From Production System to Food System – What Does it Take?”

Early February, the first Food for All Talk under the WBG-Netherlands Partnership took place. Chair was Juergen Voegele, Senior Director, Agriculture Global Practice at the World Bank Group. Panelists John McDermott (IFPRI) and Inge Brouwer (Wageningen UR) urged participants to flip their thinking: from “Farm to Fork“, to “Fork to Farm”. »