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Write-shop targeting the NWO-WOTRO ARF second call
November 11, 2014News
Write-shop targeting the NWO-WOTRO ARF second call

From 11 till 14 November 2014 a write-shop targeting the NWO-WOTRO Applied Research Fund (ARF) second call is taking place in Entebbe, Uganda. Knowledge Broker Nicole Metz is representing the Office of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform, which is involved in the preparation of the ARF calls and impact improvement during the project implementation. »

Agricultural Research for Development  funding opportunities
November 11, 2014News
Agricultural Research for Development funding opportunities

On its website, PAEPARD (the Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development) has published an extensive list of funding opportunities for the coming months on Agricultural Research for Development divided in funds for Agriculture, Climate change, Bio-diversity, Fellowships/scholarships and Other. To see the list, please visit the website of PAEPARD. »

Update on Nutrition Security Autumn 2014
November 11, 2014News
Update on Nutrition Security Autumn 2014
Theme: Nutrition Security

In October and November 2014 a number of relevant key global events on nutrition security take place. In mid-October, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), the UN intergovernmental forum for review and follow-up of policies concerning world food security, met in Rome with nutrition security as an import theme on the agenda. Also the »

Economic Mission Dutch government to DR Congo and Rwanda
November 4, 2014News
Economic Mission Dutch government to DR Congo and Rwanda

From November 10 till November 13, Lilianne Ploumen, Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation will go on an economic mission to Kinshasa, DR Congo (10-11) and Kigali, Rwanda (12-13). The mission will focus on the following sectors: agri-business; renewable energy; infrastructure, maritime and port development. The economic mission offers an excellent opportunity to Dutch »

Grant to Improve Nutrition Outcomes through Optimized Agricultural Interventions
November 3, 2014News
Grant to Improve Nutrition Outcomes through Optimized Agricultural Interventions

The Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) and its consortium partners announce a USD 16 Million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to implement the “Improving Nutrition Outcomes through Optimized Agricultural Interventions (ATONU)” project. This project seeks to improve nutrition outcomes in smallholder farm families and poor households through tailored »

Second F&BKP newsletter
October 22, 2014News
Second F&BKP newsletter

The Food & Business Knowledge Platform is pleased to have sent out its second newsletter with information about the final report on the food and nutrition security policy consultation, update on the Knowledge Agenda, and much more. As mentioned in the first newsletter, the Platform conducted a consultation for the Dutch policy on food and nutrition security in recent months. »