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Unique country assessments show direct effects COVID-19 crisis on food systems
July 23, 2020Study
Unique country assessments show direct effects COVID-19 crisis on food systems
By: F&BKP Office Theme: CoP Knowledge

Wageningen University & Research and partners identify major food systems challenges that emerge as COVID-19 measures take hold and affect food security. Country assessments, unique in their syntheses of grounded in-country data and outcomes validated by country expert panels, reveal deep immediate impacts in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya and Mali. »

Increasing smallholder food production
July 14, 2020Study
Increasing smallholder food production
By: F&BKP Office

This third Outcomes Paper of the F&BR Synthesis Study assesses the outcomes delivered by thirteen Food & Business Research (F&BR) projects in terms of increased food production by and for farming communities in seven African and two Asian countries. Smallholders play a vital role in contributing to food and nutrition security. Ironically, smallholders and their families are themselves among the poorest and most food insecure people in the global South. »

Influencing policies and practice for improved food and nutrition security
July 14, 2020Study
Influencing policies and practice for improved food and nutrition security
By: F&BKP Office

This second Outcomes Paper of the F&BR Synthesis Study assesses the outcomes delivered by sixteen Food & Business Research (F&BR) projects for both policy formulation and implementation of FNS policies by government and non-profit agencies. The design of food security policies can be influenced by knowledge and research. A better understanding derived from research, can help policymakers and practitioners reconsider or adjust their policy priorities, strategies and viewpoints. »

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. »

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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. »

27
Aug
CoP Digital webinar #2
Thursday 27 August 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am

The Food security and COVID-19 CoP on Digital Solutions organizes a webinar series “Digital opportunities in the response to COVID-19 in Asian & Africa agri-food systems”. The second one takes »

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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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