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New edition of YEP Effect: no. 6!
July 8, 2020News
New edition of YEP Effect: no. 6!
By: F&BKP Office

The sixth edition of YEP Effect has been published, reflecting on the impact of COVID-19 on YEP Programmes. Furterhmore, it contains interviews with the first-ever YEP Energy Duo, all members of the YEP Steering Committee and three new YEP coaches. »

Key findings and lessons from Dutch publicly funded horticulture initiatives in LMICs
June 30, 2020Study
Key findings and lessons from Dutch publicly funded horticulture initiatives in LMICs
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Valuable Vegetables

A stronger horticulture sector in low- and middle-income countries is expected to contribute to among others (inclusive) business development, employment, enhanced Food and Nutrition Security and economic growth. This has motivated the Netherlands to substantially invest in horticulture initiatives in these countries. This synthesis paper was written to develop an overview of the most important insights and lessons from these initiatives, with the aim of contributing to improved policy and practice of future horticulture development initiatives. »

Call for ATVET Success Stories
June 30, 2020Knowledge activity
Call for ATVET Success Stories
By: F&BKP Office

The “Africa Knows” Conference, to be held 2-4 December 2020, is organizing a panel on technical and vocational education and training (ATVET) in the agri-food sector. The panel, consisting of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform, Nuffic, RUFORUM and Wageningen University & Research, specifically focuses on how ATVET can bridge the gap between higher education, other forms of learning, and the business community, and launches a call for ATVET Success Stories. »

Spot on: Action on equity to end malnutrition
June 25, 2020Expert opinion
Spot on: Action on equity to end malnutrition
By: Arine Valstar Theme: Nutrition Security

Every year the Global Nutrition Report (GNR) succeeds in inspiring the international nutrition community. The 2020 edition is revolutionary as it focuses on the “underlying inequities, the unjust systems and processes” that result in the unequal distribution of opportunities in the world, between and within countries, rural and urban, poor and rich, men and women as the root cause of malnutrition. Read the blog written by Arine Valstar of NWGN. »

A business perspective on serving marginalised farmers & consumers
June 17, 2020Study
A business perspective on serving marginalised farmers & consumers
By: F&BKP Office

This first Outcomes Paper of the F&BR Synthesis Study presents the findings from fourteen interdisciplinary research projects on two outcome areas: firstly, innovations for agricultural production and processing that intend to meet (existing or anticipated) needs of poor and marginalised producers and consumers in LMICs; and secondly, new approaches or strategies to connect marginalised producers to the market. »

Asia-Pacific seed trade slowly emerges from COVID-19 lockdowns
June 12, 2020Expert opinion
Asia-Pacific seed trade slowly emerges from COVID-19 lockdowns
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Food security and COVID-19

In this report, Pepijn Schreinemachers from the World Vegetable Center, and Kanokwan Chodchoey, Steven Layne and Weeranuch Mhadlhoo from the Asia & Pacific Seed Association (APSA) give the results of a second survey among seed enterprise members of the APSA. This second survey showed that seed companies continue to report the same difficulties, but that there are clear improvements in nearly all aspects.  »

Communities of Practice supporting the Dutch Food and Nutrition Security response to COVID-19
June 11, 2020Knowledge activity
Communities of Practice supporting the Dutch Food and Nutrition Security response to COVID-19
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Food security and COVID-19

Dutch development organizations are working together to help prevent the emergence of food crises in LMICs as a consequence of COVID-19 measures and impacts. On the initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands Food Partnership and GAIN, several CoPs have been formed to support these efforts. The CoPs facilitate cooperation and support around areas that are deemed particularly essential for an effective response to the COVID-19 crisis: Markets, Supply Chains & Nutritious foods; Finance & Outreach; Digital Solutions, and Knowledge. »

Dutch Development Results 2019 in Perspective: Food and Nutrition Security highlights
June 11, 2020News
Dutch Development Results 2019 in Perspective: Food and Nutrition Security highlights
By: F&BKP Office

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has presented its annual online report providing an overview of the results achieved by the Netherlands in the field of development cooperation in 2019. Under the theme Food and Nutrition Security, the Netherlands contributed to greater nutrient intake, productivity and market access, better management of natural resources and greater resilience to economic and environmental shocks. »

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Upcoming events
13
Jul
Launch SOFI2020
Monday 13 July 2020
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020 (SOFI 2020) report presents the most recent and authoritative estimates of the extent of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition around the world. The  SOFI 2020 report will be launched online on July 13, 2020. »

23
Aug
Eurosoil 2020
Sunday 23 August 2020
until Thursday 27 August 2020
All day event

Eurosoil 2020 takes place on August 24-28 in Geneva, Switzerland with the objective to bring together leading research scientists working on soil related topics and stakeholders dealing with issues of public concern, such as soil degradation and consequences of climatic changes. The important bridging role of soil practitioners to translate scientific knowledge into practice will be emphasised during Eurosoil 2020. »

8
Sep
AGRF Summit 2020
Tuesday 8 September 2020
until Friday 11 September 2020
All day event

The AGRF Summit is designed to energize political will and advance the policies, programs and investments required to achieve an inclusive and sustainable agricultural transformation across the continent. This year it is held in Kigali, Rwanda, on September 8 – 11, 2020. »

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