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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 »

Lively event ‘Scaling up Dutch efforts for Global Nutrition’
April 7, 2015Knowledge activity
Lively event ‘Scaling up Dutch efforts for Global Nutrition’
Theme: Nutrition Security

On March 10, 2015, the Netherlands Working Group on Nutrition (NWGN) organized an action-oriented discussion event entitled ‘Scaling up Dutch efforts for Global Nutrition’. It included the Dutch launch of the Global Nutrition Report 2014 by Lawrence Haddad (International Food Policy Research Institute), a key note speech by Reina Buijs (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy »

Expert discussion about Fruits & Vegetables and Food & Nutrition Security
April 2, 2015Knowledge activity
Expert discussion about Fruits & Vegetables and Food & Nutrition Security
Theme: Fruits and Vegetables

The preliminary results of the report “How does the Fruit and Vegetable Sector contribute to Food and Nutrition Security?” by LEI-Wageningen UR (LEI-WUR) were discussed during a meeting in early March 2015, facilitated by the Food & Business Knowledge Platform and hosted by ‘TopSector’ Horticulture and Starting Materials. The participants were 15 experts from knowledge »