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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 for the structural enhancement of agricultural faculties in a set of regional anchor universities. 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 the SHAEA 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. »

Scoping mission to implement UNSCR 2417 on hunger and conflict in Horn of Africa
December 12, 2018Knowledge activity
Scoping mission to implement UNSCR 2417 on hunger and conflict in Horn of Africa
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Food security and stability

From November 10 to 22, the F&BKP participated in a scoping mission to Sudan and Somalia organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Purpose of the mission was to inform an upcoming regional resilience programme (FNS-REPRO) that intends to operationalize and implement UNSC Resolution 2417 on hunger and conflict in the Horn of Africa. »

LEAP-Agri: EU-Africa Research and Innovation Partnership
December 4, 2018News
LEAP-Agri: EU-Africa Research and Innovation Partnership
By: F&BKP Office

LEAP-Agri is an African Union – European Union partnership between thirty partners aimed at research and innovation for Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA). The partnership has awarded funds to 27 projects; in 13 projects a Dutch team is involved. »

Youth in Food: Opportunities for education and employment
November 23, 2018News
Youth in Food: Opportunities for education and employment
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Youth in agrofood systems

This issue of the Urban Agriculture Magazine explores challenges and solutions raised by migration pressures with a focus on youth employment in city region food systems. It involves practical examples from several countries and from small to mega-cities, urban, periurban and rural spaces. It explores opportunities for and barriers to youth employment along the entire food system. »

NLandscape: connecting partners operating in the area of landscapes
November 19, 2018News
NLandscape: connecting partners operating in the area of landscapes
By: F&BKP Office

In order to realize the potential of Dutch landscape knowledge, and get the integrated landscape approach to a higher level of policy uptake and implementation, NLandscape, the Dutch knowledge platform on landscape approaches, was established in October 2017. A year later, NLandscape reflects on what has been achieved so far and expresses its future ambitions. The F&BKP funded and supported learning activities and as such contributed to the further development of NLandscape as a platform.   »

Launch EU Policy brief
November 14, 2018Knowledge activity
Launch EU Policy brief “Programming Research and Innovation for Improved Impact”
By: F&BKP Office

Multi-actor research with ex-ante assessment, which is beginning to be applied in EU programmes, can foster development impact when conducted within a right enabling environment. This was concluded by the SCAR Strategic European Working Groups ARCH, AKIS & SCAR Food Systems on October 31, 2018 at a joint launch of the Policy Brief in Brussels. »

European driven Food System effects on people, economies and environments in LMICs
November 12, 2018Knowledge activity
European driven Food System effects on people, economies and environments in LMICs
By: F&BKP Office

By assessing economic, ecological and social effects of the European role in food systems in Low and Middle Income countries, EU interventions can be improved for better impact on the SDGs, yet this demands very new ways of multi-actor cooperation. This was concluded during the round table discussion in Brussels on October 31 with high level experts from EC DGs Agri, Research and Development and various European universities. »

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14
Jan
Workshop WASH - Nutrition
Monday 14 January 2019
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Water and Food Security cluster of the Inclusive Green Growth Department, together with the Department for Stabilisation and Humanitarian Aid) will organize a workshop on »

24
Mar
6th Farming Systems Design Conference
Sunday 24 March 2019
until Friday 29 March 2019
All day event

The Farming Systems Design community and the University of the Republic (Montevideo, Uruguay) are co-organizing the 6th Farming Systems Design Conference (FSD6) in Montevideo, from March 24 to 29, 2019. The University is consortium partner in the GCP project HortEco, of which the topic is very much related to the theme of this symposium “Agricultural systems designs sustained by nature”. »

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