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Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) 2014
June 19, 2014News
Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) 2014

This week the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) 2014  was launched by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) as part of its Human Development Report. The MPI is designed to be a comprehensive measure of acute individual poverty across over 100 developing countries. The MPI is complementary to traditional income-based measures of poverty, capturing scarcities people »

Looking for consultants soil fertility: call closed
June 10, 2014News
Looking for consultants soil fertility: call closed
Theme: Soil Management

The F&BKP is preparing a desk study on soil fertility, in close collaboration with its partner the Fertile Grounds Initiative (FGI), an emergent network that addresses the problem of declining soil fertility.  The study should provide insight into active international, regional and local networks, institutional ‘entrances’ (e.g. identification of situations with a high sense of »

Soil Fertility in a Changing World
June 1, 2014News
Soil Fertility in a Changing World
Theme: Soil Management

On December 13, 2013, an expert meeting was organized by Alterra and Agri-ProFocus, during which 36 representatives of business, science, civil society and policy contributed to a lively discussion about the importance of soil fertility in development projects. Goal of this expert meeting was to: Discuss the preliminary outcome of the project “Soil Fertility in »

Report on F&BKP Office’s activities in 2013
May 27, 2014News
Report on F&BKP Office’s activities in 2013

2013 saw the start of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP), one of the five Knowledge Platforms initiated by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The F&BKP was not launched publicly in 2013 but steps were taken to organize the Office and hold initial talks with relevant networks and organizations in the Netherlands. The »

Award for cross-disciplinary academic researches on food
May 26, 2014News
Award for cross-disciplinary academic researches on food

The F&BKP likes to draw your attention to the Premio Daniel Carasso. This international award is for a scientist with new ideas to develop sustainable food and diets. The Premio Daniel Carasso is looking for scientists who are working on innovative and realistic approaches through cross-disciplinary researches in order to develop “sustainable food and diets »

New Food & Business research projects awarded
May 1, 2014News
New Food & Business research projects awarded

In April 2014, ten Food & Business (F&B) research projects have been awarded funding by WOTRO Science for Global Development. Five projects fall under the F&B Global Challenges Programme (GCP), the other five will receive funding from the F&B Applied Research Fund (ARF). »