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Capitalizing on untapped potential
June 25, 2018Knowledge activity
Capitalizing on untapped potential
Theme: Youth in agrofood systems

This two-pager aims to summarize a state of the current art on the knowledge in this field. It builds on the knowledge gathered in the F&BKP Knowledge Portal on youth. It covers heterogeneity of youth, potential of mainstreaming and youth-specific interventions as well as comprehensive policies amongst others. It focuses specifically on youth employment and job creation, as it served as a background document to the workshop “youth agripreneurship in agricultural transformation” on June 1, 2018 »

Learning trajectory on Green Education in Partnerships
June 15, 2018Knowledge activity
Learning trajectory on Green Education in Partnerships

The Borderless Network initiative developed a common ambition and agenda for the internationalization of green education. HAS University of Applied Sciences – on behalf of the Borderless Network, and financed by the F&BKP – executed a learning trajectory. The study focused on different partnership modalities between green education institutes and other actors. The analysis was discussed in several meetings which resulted in recommendations for the Borderless Network and its members.  »

Video impression
June 14, 2018Knowledge activity
Video impression “Dialogue on review Dutch food security policy”

Please watch the video impression of the public dialogue about the IOB report “Food for thought. Review of Dutch food security policy 2012-2016”. The event took place on May 31 in Wageningen and was organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Policy and Operations Evaluation Department (IOB) and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP). »

New modes of joint action to enhance Dutch agrofood sector investments in Africa
June 14, 2018Knowledge activity
New modes of joint action to enhance Dutch agrofood sector investments in Africa

“Articulating demand is crucial” – “The biggest challenge for investors are trained and skilled people” – “Platforms of local and Dutch companies are crucial connectors of different worlds”. These were the main modes of joint action formulated during the workshop “Private sector coalitions to feed African Cities”, organized by the F&BKP during the foodFIRST conference on June 1, 2018 in Utrecht and as an activity under the umbrella of the “Innovation Network Feeding Cities”.  »

Changing food systems and the power of youth
June 13, 2018Knowledge activity
Changing food systems and the power of youth
Theme: Youth in agrofood systems

On May 22, 2018, a CoP meetup around youth in agribusiness and food systems was facilitated by AgriProFocus and F&BKP. The objective of the CoP is to share recent work on youth in food systems, provide feedback on each other’s work, identify knowledge questions and ideas for joint action, find innovative solutions for urgent issues, and to get to know other stakeholders working in this field as well as inspiration for collaboration. »

Food for All partnership - update May 2018
June 13, 2018Knowledge activity
Food for All partnership – update May 2018

In the framework of the WBG-Netherlands Food for All Partnership, Wijnand van IJssel – Senior Advisor Food Security at WBG Global Practice Agriculture – has been in the Netherlands from May 11 till June 5 to strengthen and operationalize the Partnership. He published a blog on the series of meetings and events he attended, including the Datathon Food Loss and Waste. »