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Exploring the potential of local foods to alleviate malnutrition
December 12, 2017Knowledge activity
Exploring the potential of local foods to alleviate malnutrition

With malnutrition rampant in many parts of the world, specific interventions are needed to promote healthy diets. This session on “Nutrition and consumption” focused on the preferences of local consumers and made the case for promoting “local foods”, which can be added to diets to diversify consumption patterns. However, promoting local foods to people at risk and the general population comes with both nutritional benefits and risks, which need to be explored. In parallel, the implications of various interventions for local and national value chain development also need to be explored. »

Building bridges and joining forces for innovation
December 12, 2017Knowledge activity
Building bridges and joining forces for innovation

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” With this old Ghanaian saying Worlali Senyo, Director of Growth, Development and Research at Farmerline Ltd in Ghana, opened the session on “Innovation for Food Security”. The saying adequately captured the issue at the heart of the discussions, i.e. that meaningful innovation for food security requires joint efforts and the explicit inclusion of multiple stakeholders and local communities to ensure the widespread uptake of solutions. »

True cost accounting, true pricing in food
December 7, 2017Knowledge activity
True cost accounting, true pricing in food

On October 10, 2017, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, in close co-operation with the Transition Coalition Food, hosted a seminar on True Cost Accounting and True Pricing in Food. The meeting report and presentations are now available in Dutch (presentation WERC, presentation Eosta and presentation The Sustainability Consortium). A growing number of companies formulate »

SES4Food Meet-up 2: Co-designing the business plan
October 23, 2017Knowledge activity
SES4Food Meet-up 2: Co-designing the business plan

On September 29, a group of committed professionals were engaged in a dialogue about how the SES4Food initiative could be organized and should cooperate with other entrepreneurial and food security programmes. This second meet-up has shown that there is an urgent demand for the unique SES4Food bottom-up approach. »

Food for All Talk 05 “Overusing Antibiotics in the Livestock Sector: something can be done!”
October 11, 2017Knowledge activity
Food for All Talk 05 “Overusing Antibiotics in the Livestock Sector: something can be done!”

On September 28, the fifth Food for All Talk under the WBG-Netherlands Partnership took place. Chief Veterinary Officer of the Netherlands Christianne Bruschke  gave an overview of the best practices from the Netherlands and Lorenzo Terzi from the European Commission explained the new “One Health” developments in Brussels (EC). »

SES4Food: First follow-up meeting social entrepreneurship for food security mapping
September 4, 2017Knowledge activity
SES4Food: First follow-up meeting social entrepreneurship for food security mapping

The SES4Food initiative aims at increasing the potential of social entrepreneurship for food security in developing countries, to strengthen their ecosystem and make them flourish in increasing food security. During a first meet-up, a group of engaged Dutch professionals came up with concrete advice on how to jointly take this initiative a step further. »