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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. »

Innovation for Seafood Sustainability and Nutrient Security in Southeast Asia
May 13, 2019Research project
Innovation for Seafood Sustainability and Nutrient Security in Southeast Asia
By: Roel Bosma

During a special session on Sustainable Sea-Food Security last April at the 12th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum, partners of four NWO-WOTRO funded GCP projects and one ARF project discussed with stakeholders of the fisheries and aquaculture sector from policy and practice. The session had three goals: (1) Knowledge exchange between the NWO-WOTRO funded projects working on the seafood value chain, (2) Exchange with stakeholders of the sector who are not related to the project, (3) identification of constraints to inclusion of small farmers and fishers in development. »

Satellite Data Application for Ugandan Farmers Moves from Project to Business Phase
May 8, 2019News
Satellite Data Application for Ugandan Farmers Moves from Project to Business Phase
By: G4AW Netherland...

The MUIIS project is one of the larger projects within the Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) Programme managed by NSO, where satellite data are used to contribute to food security. Around 250,000 small Ugandan farmers have registered for eligibility for a combination of agricultural advice information and financial services. After three years of a project status that included financial support by the Netherlands, the service will now continue under its own steam. »

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. »

Embeddeness in Context: reflecting on the “enabling” environment for youth agripreneurship
May 7, 2019Expert opinion
Embeddeness in Context: reflecting on the “enabling” environment for youth agripreneurship
By: Rob Lubberink Theme: Youth in agrofood systems

Entrepreneurship in agriculture is often touted as one of the innovative approaches to addressing poverty and food insecurity in developing and emerging economies. It is also considered a means out of unemployment for the rapidly increasing youth population in many developing economies. The challenge for entrepreneurs in agriculture, or “agripreneurs”, is to innovate and spawn ideas and approaches to spur on agricultural production to meet future demand; this challenge is particularly targeted at unemployed youth, who are expected to rise to the challenge not only of farming, but of being entrepreneurial. »

Three awards under Senior Expert Programme of the Netherlands-CGIAR partnership
April 29, 2019News
Three awards under Senior Expert Programme of the Netherlands-CGIAR partnership
By: multiple authors

Three senior researchers employed at Dutch research organizations will receive extra funding to spend more time on their CGIAR research and research management in large CGIAR programmes and platforms. The CGIAR, a global research partnership, also collaborates with the Netherlands on food security, dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources. »

On the Menu – Can Food Be the Planet’s Medicine?
April 24, 2019Knowledge activity
On the Menu – Can Food Be the Planet’s Medicine?
By: F&BKP Office

A high profile session at the World Bank’s Spring Meetings on April 10, 2019, highlighted the urgency and absolutely critical role of a food system transformation for humanity to stay “in a safe operating space within planetary boundaries”. Read a short introduction and watch the video. »

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Upcoming events
21
May
Webinr City Food Network - May 21, 2019
Tuesday 21 May 2019
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The next CITYFOOD webinar will take place on Tuesday May 21 from 14:00 to 15:30. The webinar will give network members the first look at a new resource prepared by GAIN, the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP), and RUAF: “A menu of actions to shape urban food environments for improved nutrition and food security”. »

3
Jun
e-conference
Monday 3 June 2019
until Wednesday 5 June 2019
All day event

Nutrition-sensitive agriculture offers great potential for Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG2: Zero Hunger) as it connects agricultural development to improved nutrition outcomes. But what have we learned so far from »

5
Jun
AgriFoodTop Symposium 2019
Wednesday 5 June 2019
All day event

Save-the-date: on June 5, 2019, the TopSector Agri & Food organizes its yearly summit in collaboration with Serisou Business on the topic “Climate-friendly innovations”. The summit will be held in »

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