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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. »

Geodata for Agriculture and Water - improving food security
October 22, 2014News
Geodata for Agriculture and Water – improving food security

Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) improves food security in developing countries by using satellite data. Netherlands Space Office (NSO) is executing this programme, commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and a second call for proposals has been released in September 2014. The Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) programme was started in »

F&BKP at Africa Works! Conference
October 22, 2014News
F&BKP at Africa Works! Conference

The Africa Works! Conference, held during mid-October in Leiden, was a lively gathering of over 850 guests from different sectors in a range of African countries and The Netherlands aimed at exploring the challenges, development and business opportunities in Africa. The Food & Business Knowledge Platform Office team used the conference to present and discuss »

Winning team Battle of Ideas focuses on Food Security - Reducing Food Waste
October 17, 2014News
Winning team Battle of Ideas focuses on Food Security – Reducing Food Waste
Theme: Food Wastage

As part of the celebration of WOTRO’s 50th anniversary, WOTRO organized the Battle of Ideas. To enter the competition, students had to form a multidisciplinary team and jointly develop a social innovative solution for a specific global challenge. At the conference on Wednesday October 15, three teams with creative ideas competed in the final round »

Network meeting on impact for projects of the Global Challenges Programme (first Call)
October 16, 2014News
Network meeting on impact for projects of the Global Challenges Programme (first Call)

Food & Business Research is one of the main research programmes of NWO-WOTRO. The Programme aims at addressing persistent food security challenges in low- and middle-income countries. It focuses on the urgent and growing need for adequate knowledge and solutions for regional and local problems related to food security. »