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Project proposals to employ Young Experts
September 21, 2020News
Project proposals to employ Young Experts
By: F&BKP Office

Organisations interested in employing a motivated Young Expert can submit new international project proposals for Young Expert positions until October 11, 2020. Please note that due to COVID-19, the YEP training programme could be adjusted with, for instance, online sessions. Participating organisations and young experts involved, will be informed of any adjustments in due time. »

Pathways for market-oriented development on the HDP nexus
September 14, 2020Study
Pathways for market-oriented development on the HDP nexus
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Food security and stability

To advance the Humanitarian-Development-Peace (HDP) nexus agenda in practice, policymakers and programme managers at (I)NGOs should start developing transition pathways for programming in settings affected by protracted crisis and conflict. This is one of the main conclusions in the final report “Pathways for market-oriented development on the HDP nexus” by The Broker. This final report in a series of three, documents the current state of innovation for HDP nexus programming based on lessons from ten recovery, resilience and market-oriented programmes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan and Nigeria. »

Second webinar CoP Digital Solutions on opportunities in response to COVID-19
September 9, 2020Knowledge activity
Second webinar CoP Digital Solutions on opportunities in response to COVID-19
By: F&BKP Office Theme: CoP Digital Solutions

On Thursday August 27, 2020, the Food security and COVID-19 Community of Practice (CoP) on Digital Solutions hosted the webinar “Digital solutions for smallholder farmers: the challenges and opportunities of COVID-19”. This is the second webinar in a series of three focusing on “Digital opportunities in the response to COVID-19 in Asian & Africa agriculture”. »

CGIAR Performance Report 2019
August 13, 2020Study
CGIAR Performance Report 2019
By: F&BKP Office

On July 31,2020, CGIAR published its 2019 Performance Report. The Netherlands, as a strategic partner and funder to CGIAR is committed to share the important results achieved in 2019 by CGIAR, its CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs) and Platforms. The publication comes at a time when food systems are under incredible pressure due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and also in the midst of CGIAR’s transformation towards One CGIAR. »

First webinar CoP Digital Solutions on opportunities in response to COVID-19
August 12, 2020Knowledge activity
First webinar CoP Digital Solutions on opportunities in response to COVID-19
By: F&BKP Office Theme: CoP Digital Solutions

On Thursday July 30, 2020, the Food security and COVID-19 Community of Practice (CoP) on Digital Solutions hosted the webinar ”How do African entrepreneurs in agriculture use digital technology to respond to Covid-19”. This is the first webinar in a series of three focusing on “Digital opportunities in the response to COVID-19 in Asian & Africa agriculture”. »

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. »

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Thursday 1 October 2020
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The Dutch Food Week is the ultimate national stage that focuses on enjoying food, food production and innovation. Various parties from the agri-food sector will all be participating all over the Netherlands from October 10 till 17, sharing their enthusiasm, knowledge and skills with society. (In Dutch)  »

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World Food Prize - 2020 Borlaug Dialogue
Monday 12 October 2020
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The 2020 International Borlaug Dialogue (October 12-16), will be offered in a week of half-day sessions in a virtual setting. The theme is “Breaking New Ground – Building Resilience Today for Improved Global Food Systems Tomorrow”.  »

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