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Green Revolution Forum considers Africa’s food future
September 4, 2014News
Green Revolution Forum considers Africa’s food future

African ministers and business leaders have gathered in Ethiopia to consider ways to trigger a green revolution and improve the continent’s food security. Together in the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), they will focus on delivering agriculture-led economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa. In June, the Africa Union issued a declaration to double food productivity and »

Fresco: New Enlightenment of our times
September 2, 2014News
Fresco: New Enlightenment of our times

On Monday September 1, 2014 Wageningen UR celebrated the Opening of its Academic Year 2014/2015. This year, the programme included an address by Professor Louise Fresco, the new Chair of the Executive Board, as well as contributions by students and researchers. In her first official speech the new Chair gave her views on the role »

VIA Water online survey
August 22, 2014News
VIA Water online survey

VIA Water aims to connect people for water innovations in Africa. VIA Water is one of the five knowledge platforms launched by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to expand the knowledge base for its policy on international cooperation, in parallel to the Food & Business Knowledge Platform. VIA Water invites all interested actors to »

Looking for a Knowledge Broker Food Security & Inclusive Economy
August 20, 2014News
Looking for a Knowledge Broker Food Security & Inclusive Economy

The Broker is partner in the Office of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform. The Broker is currently looking for a Knowledge Broker Food Security & Inclusive Economy (0,6 FTE), who will work partly for the Office of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform in The Hague. The Broker is a vibrant knowledge hub of »

First F&BKP newsletter
August 19, 2014News
First F&BKP newsletter

The Food & Business Knowledge Platform published its first two-monthly newsletter full with links to interesting studies, articles and news items on food and nutrition security.  In this first newsletter, we refer to the consultation on Dutch food security policy which the Office is currently conducting. The ideas of various professionals will be clustered around six main food security themes to serve »

CTA call for proposals
August 14, 2014News
CTA call for proposals

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) has launched a call for proposals that aims at identifying and documenting proven practices, tools or policies that promote resilience and help farmers to address the challenges posed by climate change. Technical Centre fo Agricultural and Rural Cooperation The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation »