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Seven new YEP vacancies; three in Agrofood
March 24, 2020News
Seven new YEP vacancies; three in Agrofood
By: F&BKP Office

YEP is looking for Dutch candidates for seven new positions. Main goal of YEP, consisting of Agrofood, Water and Renewable Energy, is to offer young professionals the opportunity to kickstart their international career supported by training and coaching.  The current Agrofood vacancies in Kenya and Rwanda are open for Dutch nationals only. Application for the new YEP positions in batch 20 is open until April 1, 2020. »

NL-CGIAR Strategy meeting
March 13, 2020Knowledge activity
NL-CGIAR Strategy meeting
By: F&BKP Office

In 2020 and 2021 CGIAR aims to reformulate itself as ‘One CGIAR’.  As the Netherlands is a strategic partner to CGIAR, there is an opportunity to provide input in those developments to CGIAR. A Strategy Meeting was organized by the F&BKP and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality to start engaging Dutch stakeholders, such as experts and organizations with CGIAR partnerships, early in the process. »

Reverse thinking for finding Food Systems solutions
March 3, 2020Expert opinion
Reverse thinking for finding Food Systems solutions
By: Ruerd Ruben

The recently agreed reform of the international research network CGIAR provides a unique opportunity for making new steps towards a more effective, responsive and inclusive approach towards food systems analysis. In this blog, Prof. dr. Ruerd Ruben states that, based on the unified governance envisioned to lead ´One CGIAR´, it is of foremost importance to support changes in the composition of the research portfolio and a more fundamental adjustment in research practices. »

Opportunities and barriers of Circular Agriculture
February 24, 2020Study
Opportunities and barriers of Circular Agriculture
By: F&BKP Office

In 2020 a synthesis study of the GCP and ARF projects under the Food & Business Research programme is executed. This first thematic synthesis paper discusses Research for Development insights and innovations regarding three principles of Circular Agriculture: (1) preserving and enhancing natural resources, (2) efficient use of resources, and (3) multi-purpose use and recovering value from waste. »

What's next for CGIAR?
February 17, 2020Expert opinion
What’s next for CGIAR?
By: Wijnand van IJssel

CGIAR with its 15 research institutions around the world, mostly Global South, is on a reform path. Some old hands will smile, again? Yes, again. Some institutional reform gurus will applaud: you should never stop renewing and reinventing yourself. Wijnand van IJssel sheds his light on the complete overhaul to “One CGIAR”. »

New CGIAR Results Dashboard
February 12, 2020News
New CGIAR Results Dashboard
By: F&BKP Office

There is still an enormous challenge at hand to reach the SDGs in the next 10 years. Being able to understand how different institutions contribute to this challenge is important information. CGIAR recently launched a new Dashboard that makes its impact more visible to a large audience. A very interesting and useful tool for Food and Nutrition Security professionals. »

Food Systems Governance Mechanisms
February 6, 2020Knowledge activity
Food Systems Governance Mechanisms
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Food Systems Approach

Globally, a transformation of the food system is needed to achieve SDG2 and other SDGs. Who gets to decide what a future food system looks like and who will take the lead are key questions in this process. These questions have hardly been addressed in the international ‘food systems’ discourse so far. Hence, a recent meeting of the Dutch Community of Practice on food systems was held that looked at food systems governance mechanisms. »

Last two Senior Experts funded in the NL-CGIAR Programme
February 4, 2020News
Last two Senior Experts funded in the NL-CGIAR Programme
By: F&BKP Office

In the final round of the CGIAR Senior Expert Programme (SEP), two Senior Experts receive extra funding to spend more time on their CGIAR research and research management in large CGIAR programmes and platforms. »

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Wednesday 3 June 2020
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From June 15 to 18, 2020, in Rotterdam, IFAMA 2020 will give a sneak preview of what the “Food for the Future” will look like from the perspective of one of the most innovative countries in the world.  »

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Monday 29 June 2020
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In collaboration with EADI ISS 2020 Conference, ISS is organizing the 17th edition of the Development Dialogue (DD) on June 29 and 30, 2020 in The Hague. The theme for this year’s conference is “Engaged Scholarship for Development: Building Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice”.  »

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