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Nominate the Agrofood Broker of the year 2019!
December 3, 2019News
Nominate the Agrofood Broker of the year 2019!
By: F&BKP Office

The nomination round for the Agrofood Broker of the Year Award 2019 is now open! For the third year in a row, the Food & Business Knowledge Platform is awarding a professional in the field of Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) who has undertaken significant brokering activities the past year. From today on, everyone is invited to nominate someone who has actively and successfully connected different actors to align policy, practice and knowledge in order to contribute to FNS in 2019. »

FNS Excellence Programme: masterclasses and coaching session
November 19, 2019Knowledge activity
FNS Excellence Programme: masterclasses and coaching session
By: F&BKP Office Theme: FNS Excellence Programme

During October and November, the students participating in the Food & Nutrition Security Excellence Programme have dived into their assignment to find sustainable solutions to real-life challenges of the Dutch Embassies in Kenya and Burundi. To guide and support the students in their work, several events have been organized, including a number of masterclasses, a coaching session with an FNS expert and a one-on-one contact moment with both Embassies. »

Applied Research Fund country workshop in Benin
November 15, 2019Knowledge activity
Applied Research Fund country workshop in Benin
By: F&BKP Office

An Applied Research Fund (ARF) country workshop will take place in Benin on November 20 to 22, 2019. Most of the eleven ARF projects running in Benin have finalized or are about to be finished. They will share their lessons learned and discuss issues related to result uptake and scaling opportunities. »

Final factsheets GCP-1 & GCP-2 projects
November 13, 2019Knowledge activity
Final factsheets GCP-1 & GCP-2 projects
By: F&BKP Office

The fourteen projects funded through the first and second call of the Global Challenges Programme will be finalized by the end of 2019. On November 14 and 15 they join in The Hague for their end meeting focusing on Inclusive Agri-business. In preparation, they have all published a factsheet with final research results. »

Thirteen new YEP vacancies, 5 in YEP Agrofood
November 4, 2019News
Thirteen new YEP vacancies, 5 in YEP Agrofood
By: F&BKP Office

Young Expert Programmes (YEP) is looking for Dutch candidates for thirteen new YEP positions. Main goal of YEP Agrofood, YEP Water and YEP Energy is to offer young professionals the opportunity to kickstart their international career supported by training, coaching and mentoring. Of the current vacancies, five are in YEP Agrofood, in Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Ghana and Ethiopia. Application for this batch #19 is open until November 13, 2019. »

“Towards a World Without Hunger in 2030: the Dutch contribution”
October 30, 2019News
“Towards a World Without Hunger in 2030: the Dutch contribution”
By: F&BKP Office

The Policy letter of May 2019 from the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation and the Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality to the House of Representatives on “Towards a World Without Hunger in 2030: the Dutch approach” is now available in English. »

Netherlands Food Partnership launched during World Food Day
October 18, 2019News
Netherlands Food Partnership launched during World Food Day
By: F&BKP Office

The celebration of World Food Day 2019 on October 16 was the perfect occasion to launch the Netherlands Food Partnership. “Boost transformative approaches for sustainable food systems and healthy diets”. That is the mission of the Netherlands Food Partnership. NFP facilitates parties which recognize the need to speed up to achieve SDG2, and are eager to act together.   »

Kick-Off FNS Excellence Programme!
October 17, 2019Knowledge activity
Kick-Off FNS Excellence Programme!
By: F&BKP Office Theme: FNS Excellence Programme

On World Food Day 2019 (October 16, 2019) the Food & Nutrition Security Excellence Programme kicked off. All participating students gathered at the SmaakPark in Ede to get to know each other and the embassies providing the challenges. They gained more understanding of the case they are going to work on and received a first masterclass on designing workplans. »

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11
Dec
AgriFoodTech 2019
Wednesday 11 December 2019
until Thursday 12 December 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

On December 11 and 12 2019, AgriFoodTech will connect top sectors “High Tech Systems & Materials” with “Agri & Food and Horticulture & Starting Materials” at the Brabanthallen in Den Bosch. »

7
Feb
Food System Symposium 2020
Friday 7 February 2020
until Saturday 8 February 2020
All day event

The Food System Symposium 2020 focuses on “Sustainable Food Systems – going beyond Food Security”. The Symposium takes place at the Justus Liebig University Giessen on February 7 & 8, and addresses the challenge of achieving sustainable food systems in a global context from different perspectives. »

23
Mar
Micronutrient Forum 5th Global Conference 2020
Monday 23 March 2020
until Friday 27 March 2020
All day event

The Micronutrient Forum 5th Global Conference 2020, March 23-27, 2020 in Bangkok: theme “Building New Evidence and Alliances for Improving Nutrition”. »

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