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Agrofood Broker of the Year 2018: Kwabena Asubonteng (University of Amsterdam)
January 17, 2019News
Agrofood Broker of the Year 2018: Kwabena Asubonteng (University of Amsterdam)
By: F&BKP Office

Kwabena Asubonteng (University of Amsterdam) is the winner of the Agrofood Broker of the Year 2018 Award! The prize was awarded by Vanessa Nigten, Knowledge Broker at the F&BKP during the seminar “Future food systems for Ghanaian food security” in Accra, Ghana on January 17, 2019. »

A practical guide to make Inclusive Agribusiness cases accessible and inspiring
January 16, 2019Study
A practical guide to make Inclusive Agribusiness cases accessible and inspiring
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Inclusive Business

Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation, together with Roger Reuver, developed a practical guide to make inclusive agribusiness experiences accessible and inspiring. The guide is entitled “Creating effective Case Studies” and is meant for inclusive business teams interested in producing a case study of their project. »

Nine projects funded to improve seed systems in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa
December 21, 2018News
Nine projects funded to improve seed systems in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa
By: F&BKP Office

Nine projects are funded by NWO-WOTRO to strengthen the Netherlands-CGIAR research partnership on generating insights that contribute to improving seed systems in focus regions within Asia and Sub-Sahara Africa. Specific seed systems addressed are cassava, maize, groundnut, vegetables, cocoa, forage seed, tilapia and chicken, while some projects have a more general focus on improving the functioning and inclusiveness of seed systems and (actors in) markets. »

Aquaponics: combining profitable business models with increasing food security
December 20, 2018Research project
Aquaponics: combining profitable business models with increasing food security
By: F&BKP Office

“Sustainable integrated fish-vegetable production in Ethiopia” was the first GCP project to be finalized. The project aimed to improve nutrition security of rural households in Ethiopia by providing affordable and profitable aquaponics systems to generate nutrient-rich food and by developing sustainable business models to generate income. Bouke Kappers of TGS Business & Development Initiatives gives insights in what made the project a success. »

Food Systems: how could a food systems approach work for transitions towards SDG2
December 20, 2018Knowledge activity
Food Systems: how could a food systems approach work for transitions towards SDG2
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Food Systems Approach

The Food Systems approach continues to be a key area of interest and exploration among Dutch knowledge institutions, Ministries and other stakeholders, as reflected by several expert meetings and studies during the past few months. They explore the concept of “food systems” further, trying to enhance understanding of what the “food systems approach” is about, and more importantly, how it could work to enhance the food systems transitions required to achieve SDG2 and other sustainable development goals. »

Two-pagers projects Global Challenges Programme second Call
December 20, 2018Knowledge activity
Two-pagers projects Global Challenges Programme second Call
By: F&BKP Office

The Food & Business Global Challenges Programme (GCP) addresses international, regional and global challenges on Food and Nutrition Security as a global public good. Six Integrated Projects of the second Call have now published their midterm factsheets, and one Fast Track project has shared its final findings. »

Inventory on Dutch partnerships in support of SHAEA
December 18, 2018Study
Inventory on Dutch partnerships in support of SHAEA
By: F&BKP Office

The regional project Strengthening Higher Education for Agri-Food Transformation in Africa (SHAEA) is a proposed regional loan of the World Bank to six African countries to strengthen linkages between selected anchor universities and the regional agricultural sector. To create mutual benefit and set up sustainable cooperation networks, the F&BKP commissioned to Nuffic an inventory of existing institutional relations between the Netherlands and nine African countries. »

Vote for the winner of the Agrofood Broker of the Year Award 2018!
December 13, 2018News
Vote for the winner of the Agrofood Broker of the Year Award 2018!
By: F&BKP Office

The poll is open to vote for your favourite finalist of the Agrofood Broker of the Year Award 2018! The Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) will for the second year in a row award the price to a professional in the field of Food and Nutrition Security (FNS), who has undertaken significant brokering activities. »

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Jan
Practitioner Workshop Gaming towards the future of sustainabtility stnadards
Tuesday 22 January 2019
All day event

During Grüne Woche (Green Week) in Berlin, Endeva is organizing a practitioner workshop “Gaming towards the future of sustainability standards” on January 22, 2019, from 10:00 till 17:00. Using a game »

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Jan
Seminar How can we make food value chains more nutrition sensitive
Wednesday 23 January 2019
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation organizes a seminar entitled “How can we make food value chains more nutrition sensitive?” on January 23, 2019 in the Impulse Building. »

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Jan
CoP Youth imployment and entrepeneurship
Wednesday 23 January 2019
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

On January 23, the AgriProFocus network, in close collaboration with the F&BKP, facilitates the fifth Community of Practice (CoP) around Youth in Agribusiness and food systems, entitled “Supply and demand factors impacting youth employment & entrepreneurship”. »

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