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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. »

Circular Agriculture in Low and Middle Income Countries
October 16, 2019Study
Circular Agriculture in Low and Middle Income Countries
By: F&BKP Office

There is potential for the agrifood sector in low and middle income countries to promote and implement circular agriculture as part of an approach to foster the sustainability of the food system. This would help achieving various sustainable development objectives at the same time. This paper is based on a literature study exploring the concept »

Strengthening Ugandan Food and Nutrition Security in policy and practice
October 9, 2019Knowledge activity
Strengthening Ugandan Food and Nutrition Security in policy and practice
By: multiple authors

A three-day workshop “Strengthening Ugandan Food and Nutrition Security in policy and practice – Scaling innovations from food and agricultural research” was organized in June by NWO-WOTRO, F&BKP and AgriProFocus Uganda. Aim of the workshop was to take stock of the insights and outcomes of the ARF projects in Uganda. »

Consultation report for Strategic Knowledge and Innovation Agenda
October 3, 2019Study
Consultation report for Strategic Knowledge and Innovation Agenda
By: F&BKP Office

Last spring the F&BKP facilitated a consultative stocktaking process to feed a Strategic Knowledge and Innovation Agenda (SKIA) for SDG2. A range of experts was consulted as well as key policy documents and literature. This inventory was translated in a report that has been published online now. In the report a multi-stakeholder request is dominant for a future knowledge agenda focusing on food systems transformation from a Research in Development perspective. »

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21
Nov
Strike Two Summit "Consumer Trust"
Thursday 21 November 2019
until Friday 22 November 2019
All day event

Strike Two Summit addresses the need to learn to adopt digital innovations to make the food system more transparent, safe and circular: the future of food is starting now.  Three events will be organized: the first takes place on September 19 and 20, 2019 in Amsterdam, focusing on global challenges regarding consumer trust . »

25
Nov
Workshop Inclusive Agribusiness
Monday 25 November 2019
until Friday 29 November 2019
All day event

Drawing from IFDC’s and its partners’ experience with the successful 2SCALE program, the workshop “Inclusive Agribusiness – Linking Farmers to Consumers” will focus on 2SCALE successes in setting up and supporting partnership and business models. The workshop takes place in Nairobi from November 25 to 29, 2019. »

27
Nov
Dairy Development in Emerging Economies
Wednesday 27 November 2019
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Save the date November 27, 2019 to join this event “Dairy Development in Emerging Economies” which is the next step in developing a dairy platform within the Netherlands Food Partnership. »

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