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Nominate the Agrofood Broker of the Year 2018!
October 18, 2018News
Nominate the Agrofood Broker of the Year 2018!

It is that time of the year again! The nomination round for the Agrofood Broker of the Year Award 2018 is open. Since last year, the Food & Business Knowledge Platform annually awards a professional in the field of Food and Nutrition Security (FNS), who has undertaken significant brokering activities. Starting today, you can nominate someone who has been actively and enthusiastically connecting actors to align policy and/or practices with knowledge (development) in order to contribute to FNS in 2018. »

F&BKP newsletter September 2018 (#05)
September 21, 2018News
F&BKP newsletter September 2018 (#05)

In its September newsletter the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) presents reports of several workshops, among them the session about the UNSC resolution 2417 on conflict and hunger; the Food Systems Approach workshop at the WUR SDG conference; and the CoP on Youth, employment and migration. »

Netherlands-CGIAR partnership launches call to finance PPP and Research Uptake expert
September 20, 2018News
Netherlands-CGIAR partnership launches call to finance PPP and Research Uptake expert

A call for a PPP and Research Uptake expert within the framework of the Netherlands – CGIAR partnership has been launched. The Dutch government considers Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and Research Uptake to be crucial in achieving the SDGs. The expert is therefore intended to increase the role of the private sector (for-profit and not-for-profit) in CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs) and Platforms. Deadline to apply for this position is October 18, 2018. »

YEP Effect 4, including the Talent Pool
September 19, 2018News
YEP Effect 4, including the Talent Pool

During the kick-off of batch 15 of Young Experts in Water and Agrofood on September 17, YEP Effect no. 4 was officially handed over to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In this edition special attention for the three Young Experts who started their international Agrofood careers at NL Embassies in Benin, Kenya and Rwanda through the Talent Pool. »

Seven awards under Senior Expert Programme of the Netherlands-CGIAR partnership
September 12, 2018News
Seven awards under Senior Expert Programme of the Netherlands-CGIAR partnership

Seven proposals are awarded under the Senior Expert Programme within the framework of the NL–CGIAR strategic partnership. The seven senior researchers, affiliated with Dutch research institutions, will receive extra funding to spend more time on research and research management in large CGIAR programmes and platforms. »

Evaluation of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform 2013-2018
July 19, 2018News
Evaluation of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform 2013-2018

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs agreed to do a review for the first phase of the F&BKP, 2013 – 2018. Evaluators Ton Dietz and Joep van den Broek were appointed to look at the relevance, effectiveness and efficiency of the Platform and based on this to formulate recommendations for the future outlook of the Platform. And as such to provide input to the Ministry for decision making on a possible second phase of the F&BKP. Please find in this article the review highlights and a link to the full PDF. »