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Supporting transitions towards market-based agriculture in fragile settings
June 11, 2019Knowledge activity
Supporting transitions towards market-based agriculture in fragile settings
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Food security and stability

What development interventions are effective in fragile settings and how can market-based agricultural and food security interventions better link up with humanitarian, rehabilitation and resilience programming? This was the central topic of the latest meeting of the Community of Practice on food security and stability on May 6, 2019. »

Dutch Development Results 2018 in Perspective: Food and Nutrition Security highlights
May 29, 2019News
Dutch Development Results 2018 in Perspective: Food and Nutrition Security highlights
By: F&BKP Office

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has presented an online report providing an overview of the results achieved by the Netherlands in the field of development cooperation in 2018. Under the theme Food and Nutrition Security, the Netherlands made an important contribution to the elimination of malnutrition and the development of small-scale food farming. »

New AgTech funds database
May 29, 2019News
New AgTech funds database
By: F&BKP Office

A new comprehensive database of funds providing capital for AgTech companies is available on the new website of NpM, Platform for Inclusive Finance. The tool is based on the study “Critical Capital for African Agri-Food SMEs” and the list is expanded to include all of Africa and some Asian countries. »

The organic movement contributing to SDG2
May 28, 2019Knowledge activity
The organic movement contributing to SDG2
By: F&BKP Office

How can organic farming contribute to SDG2: Zero Hunger? This was the central question for the interactive panel discussion organized by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday April 16, 2019. A broader public, coming from governmental organizations, NGOs, knowledge institutes and the private sector, attended the discussion. IFOAM kicked off with a presentation about the organic movement in East Africa. »

Report Agricultural Innovation Seminar
May 21, 2019Knowledge activity
Report Agricultural Innovation Seminar
By: F&BKP Office

The role of innovation for food system transformation is increasingly acknowledged, but what this actually entails and how innovation thinking can be applied and encouraged in practice often remains unclear. To explore how new insights can be put to use for global food security, a seminar was organized in The Hague on April 17, 2019. »

Report
May 15, 2019Study
Report “A chain of possibilities”
By: F&BKP Office

Fairfood, in collaboration with WCDI and supported by the F&BKP, has conducted a scoping study on Blockchain Technology (BCT). The two key objectives to this study were to establish a solid understanding of BCT and the core principles behind BCT cases in the agri-food sector; and to identify good practices, challenges, and limitations of BCT use in agri-food chains that are relevant for LMICs. »

Leveraging embassy food security programmes with social enterprise opportunities
May 14, 2019Study
Leveraging embassy food security programmes with social enterprise opportunities
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Social Entrepreneurship

Wageningen University & Research, UNITAR and SESInc. have completed a report on the potential contribution of social entrepreneurship to Dutch embassy (EKN) programmes in the field of Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) and on the added value of the SES4Food programme for the embassies’ FNS goals. »

YEP Effect 5, results of YEP Phase I
May 7, 2019News
YEP Effect 5, results of YEP Phase I
By: F&BKP Office

The fifth edition of YEP Effect has been released, informing about the impact made through YEP Water and Agrofood and the new YEP Tailor-made programme. The magazine reflects on 16 batches of Young Experts in YEP Phase I (2013-2019), and the new YEP Tailor-made programme. The YEP Bureau is currently negotiating about YEP Phase II, and hopes to continue the Young Expert Programmes soon. »

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Upcoming events
18
Jun
PhD Defence Ilse de Jager, WUR
Tuesday 18 June 2019
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

On the occasion of the PhD Defence of Ilse de Jager, a mini-seminar is organized on June 18, 2019, in Wageningen entitled “The Agriculture – Nutrition Nexus: what next?” The »

24
Jun
Start international course Gender and food systems
Monday 24 June 2019
All day event

From June 24 to 28, 2019, WCDI, ActionAid and KIT are organizing the international five-day course “Gender and food systems” in the Lukenya Getaway Lodge close to Nairobi. The course offers strategic insights and practical solutions that speak to the need for meaningful changes in gender relations and the need to work in partnerships to achieve impact at scale. »

25
Jun
Building Business Contribution for the 2020 Global Nutrition Summit
Tuesday 25 June 2019
until Wednesday 26 June 2019
All day event

On June 25-26 the event “Building Business Contribution” is organized in The Hague to help shape private sector engagement in the Japan 2020 Global Nutrition Summit. By invitation only. »

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