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Vote for the Agrofood Broker of the Year 2019!
January 20, 2020News
Vote for the Agrofood Broker of the Year 2019!
By: F&BKP Office

The jury of the Agrofood Broker of the Year Award 2019 has announced the three finalists: Anteneh Mekuria Tesfaye, Frejus Thoto and Norbert van der Straaten. Use the online poll to vote for your favourite candidate until February 9, 2020. »

Seed Money Projects for International Partnerships
January 8, 2020Knowledge activity
Seed Money Projects for International Partnerships
By: F&BKP Office

The opportunities for the Dutch agri-food sector to cooperate with partners in Africa, Asia, and North and Central America have been explored in 16 Seed Money Projects (SMPs), financially supported by the Dutch Topsectors Agri & Food and Horticulture & Starting Materials. The results of these projects, carried out in 2019, were presented in a public meeting mid-December 2019. »

Nominate the Agrofood Broker of the year 2019!
January 1, 2020News
Nominate the Agrofood Broker of the year 2019!
By: F&BKP Office

The nomination round for the Agrofood Broker of the Year Award 2019 is extended until January 6, 2020! For the third year in a row, the Food & Business Knowledge Platform is awarding a professional in the field of Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) who has undertaken significant brokering activities the past year. From today on, everyone is invited to nominate someone who has actively and successfully connected different actors to align policy, practice and knowledge in order to contribute to FNS in 2019. »

Inclusive Agribusiness learning exchange
December 18, 2019Knowledge activity
Inclusive Agribusiness learning exchange
By: F&BKP Office

On November 14, 2019, NWO-WOTRO and F&BKP organized a conference in The Hague gathering representatives of 14 finalized Global Challenges Programme projects. The objective was to communicate and discuss synthesized project research results, insights and lessons learned, aiming to inspire practices and policies in the field of Inclusive Agribusiness (IAB) and to scale promising solutions. The outcomes of this learning event are shared in this news item. »

FNS Excellence Programme students meet Ministries
December 17, 2019Knowledge activity
FNS Excellence Programme students meet Ministries
By: F&BKP Office Theme: FNS Excellence Programme

The Food & Nutrition Security Excellence Programme is currently entering its final stage. The students handed in their work plans and met again with their coaches. Moreover, they visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinFA) and of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (MinAgri) to learn more about Dutch FNS policy. During the last month of the Programme, the teams will formulate concrete and sustainable solutions to the challenges the Dutch Embassies of Burundi and Kenya face in their FNS projects and programmes. »

Dairy Development in emerging economies: A motor for sustainable and healthy growth?
December 12, 2019Knowledge activity
Dairy Development in emerging economies: A motor for sustainable and healthy growth?
By: F&BKP Office

Dairy Development and intensification contributes to healthy food, gainful employment and sustaining the agro-ecological base, stated Jan van der Lee during his key note speech at the Dairy event in Veenendaal on November 27. A total of 89 participants joined the workshop on “Dairy Development in emerging economies: A motor for sustainable and healthy growth?” to discuss needs, challenges and opportunities of dairy development in emerging economies. The input gathered during the meeting will enrich the draft Dairy Discussion paper and the proposed Dutch agenda for dairy and development. »

Benin Applied Research Fund workshop: Result uptake and scaling opportunities
December 12, 2019Knowledge activity
Benin Applied Research Fund workshop: Result uptake and scaling opportunities
By: multiple authors

”We need a paradigm shift to involve unusual suspects in research partnerships to foster the scaling of research and innovation on food and nutrition security”, was one of the conclusions during the ARF country workshop in Benin. Representatives of eleven Beninese ARF projects gathered in Cotonou from November 20 to 22, 2019 to take stock of lessons learned and outcomes and to jointly reflect, learn and work on further uptake of results. »

FNS Excellence Programme: masterclasses and coaching session
November 19, 2019Knowledge activity
FNS Excellence Programme: masterclasses and coaching session
By: F&BKP Office Theme: FNS Excellence Programme

During October and November, the students participating in the Food & Nutrition Security Excellence Programme have dived into their assignment to find sustainable solutions to real-life challenges of the Dutch Embassies in Kenya and Burundi. To guide and support the students in their work, several events have been organized, including a number of masterclasses, a coaching session with an FNS expert and a one-on-one contact moment with both Embassies. »

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Food System Symposium 2020
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The Food System Symposium 2020 focuses on “Sustainable Food Systems – going beyond Food Security”. The Symposium takes place at the Justus Liebig University Giessen on February 7 & 8, and addresses the challenge of achieving sustainable food systems in a global context from different perspectives. »

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