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Fruits and vegetables export as a vehicle to link agriculture and nutrition
December 2, 2015Knowledge activity
Fruits and vegetables export as a vehicle to link agriculture and nutrition
Theme: Nutrition Security

A brief report on the action-oriented discussion event of October 30, 2015, organized by NGWN, F&BKP and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Economic Affairs. The meeting forms part of a series of events to scale up Dutch efforts towards achieving nutrition security. »

Successful Wicked World – Bee Collective session in Nairobi on reduction of potato losses
December 1, 2015Knowledge activity
Successful Wicked World – Bee Collective session in Nairobi on reduction of potato losses
Theme: Food Wastage

On November 20, 2015, Bee Collective, Wicked Problems Plaza, Postharvest Network and the F&BKP organized a Wicked World – Bee Collective session titled, “Potato losses, Value chain efficiency and Food security” in the Nailab, an innovation hub for social businesses in Nairobi, Kenya. »

How African entrepreneurs in agro and food create commercial and social impact
November 6, 2015Knowledge activity
How African entrepreneurs in agro and food create commercial and social impact
Theme: Inclusive Business

On October 27 the 2SCALE consortium organized the conference “Food for thought” Made in Africa, for Africa!” in The Hague, the Netherlands. The event focused on inclusive agribusiness and food security in Africa and highlighted successful African agribusiness. »

Video impression of CGIAR Public-Private Sector event
October 6, 2015Knowledge activity
Video impression of CGIAR Public-Private Sector event

The Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers (CGIAR Consortium) is developing new research programs for the period 2017-2022 and seeks to work more closely with the private sector in its new strategy. CGIAR has already good examples of cooperation and success, but there is more potential. Together with Dutch co-organizers, a CGIAR Public-Private Sector event »

F&BKP and Postharvest Network present at No More Food to Waste Conference
June 15, 2015Knowledge activity
F&BKP and Postharvest Network present at No More Food to Waste Conference
Theme: Food Wastage

The Netherlands, together with the FAO, is organizing the international conference No More Food to Waste – Global action to stop food waste and food losses, held from June 16 till June 19, 2015 in the World Forum convention center in The Hague, the Netherlands. The Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) and the Postharvest Network (PHN) »

Improving nutrition through accountability, ownership and partnerships
June 3, 2015Knowledge activity
Improving nutrition through accountability, ownership and partnerships
Theme: Nutrition Security

On May 20, 2015, the Brussels Development Briefing n.41 on the subject of “Improving nutrition through accountability, ownership and partnerships” was held at the ACP Secretariat in Brussels. It addressed nutrition as one of the essential pillars of human development, and allowed for sharing about the slow global progress: even as undernourishment decreases, new issues such as micronutrient deficiencies, obesity »