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Dairy, the motor for healthy growth
September 17, 2019Knowledge activity
Dairy, the motor for healthy growth
By: multiple authors

The annual African Dairy Conference & Exhibition (AfDa) is the key event for the dairy industry in East Africa. The day before this event, a coalition of NEADAP, AgriProFocus, 3R and F&BKP co-organized a joint knowledge sharing event “Dairy, the motor for healthy growth”. To prepare this meeting they held “Dairy dialogues” in four countries. During the AfDa expo, they invited other Dutch actors to their “Dairy knowledge corner”. »

How to support the food system transformation - a practical framework
August 28, 2019Expert opinion
How to support the food system transformation – a practical framework
By: multiple authors Theme: Food Systems Approach

An important insight of the last years is that our major economic systems do not deliver the right results and are not sustainable. The food system is one of those key systems. The demand for more nutritious food to feed a healthy and productive global population cannot be met if we do not look at fundamental changes. But where to start: with the consumer, the farmer, the industry, the retail? In this blog Paul van de Logt and Ruerd Ruben present a practical framework based on our experience in policy and science to support food system transformations. »

Call of NL-CGIAR Senior Expert Programme reopened
August 26, 2019News
Call of NL-CGIAR Senior Expert Programme reopened
By: multiple authors

Senior experts – working at Dutch research organizations and involved in CGIAR research or management – are given the opportunity to spend (more) time on their CGIAR activities. The call to cover part of their personnel costs has been reopened with an adjustment in the domains that can be requested. The deadline for the next assessment round is October 1, 2019. »

Five more YEP positions available
August 19, 2019News
Five more YEP positions available
By: F&BKP Office

Young Expert Programmes (YEP) is looking for Dutch candidates for five new YEP positions. Main goal of YEP, consisting of YEP Agrofood and YEP Water, is to offer young professionals the opportunity to kickstart their international career supported by training and coaching.  The current vacancies in Bangladesh, Benin, Ethiopia, Kenya and Burkina Faso are open »

Scaling up climate-smart agriculture: GCP-4 midterm workshop
August 1, 2019Knowledge activity
Scaling up climate-smart agriculture: GCP-4 midterm workshop
By: F&BKP Office

In June 2019, the projects from the fourth call of the Global Challenges Programme, focusing on Scaling up climate-smart agriculture, gathered for joint learning and exchanges. The participants reflected on progress and research findings, including bottlenecks and challenges in their projects. The report of this midterm workshop is now available. »

Five new YEP positions available
July 22, 2019News
Five new YEP positions available
By: F&BKP Office

Young Expert Programmes (YEP) is looking for Dutch candidates for five new YEP positions. Main goal of YEP, consisting of YEP Agrofood and YEP Water, is to offer young professionals the opportunity to kickstart their international career supported by training and coaching.  The current vacancies in Kenya, Bangladesh, Egypt, Ghana and Myanmar are open for Dutch nationals only., with applications deadline July 24, 2019. »

Food systems Community of Practice meeting: Research meets practice
July 19, 2019Knowledge activity
Food systems Community of Practice meeting: Research meets practice
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Food Systems Approach

On June 18, 2019 a Food systems Community of Practice (CoP) meeting was organized by the F&BKP. The meeting brought together 21 Food and Nutrition Security professionals from policy, research and practice to exchange on how food systems approaches have been brought into practice so far to identify lessons and future perspectives. »

Rural revitalization and sustainable diets
July 16, 2019Knowledge activity
Rural revitalization and sustainable diets
By: Marielle Karsse...

How do two reports with a different emphasis on the relation between nutrition and agriculture challenge our daily practices and current policies? This was the central question put forward during an event organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on June 4, 2019. Both the IFPRI’s Global Food Policy Report 2019 and EAT-Lancet’s 2019 Commission were presented, followed by an interactive panel discussion with a multi-stakeholder audience. »

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