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What's next for CGIAR?
February 17, 2020Expert opinion
What’s next for CGIAR?
By: Wijnand van IJssel

CGIAR with its 15 research institutions around the world, mostly Global South, is on a reform path. Some old hands will smile, again? Yes, again. Some institutional reform gurus will applaud: you should never stop renewing and reinventing yourself. Wijnand van IJssel sheds his light on the complete overhaul to “One CGIAR”. »

New CGIAR Results Dashboard
February 12, 2020News
New CGIAR Results Dashboard
By: F&BKP Office

There is still an enormous challenge at hand to reach the SDGs in the next 10 years. Being able to understand how different institutions contribute to this challenge is important information. CGIAR recently launched a new Dashboard that makes its impact more visible to a large audience. A very interesting and useful tool for Food and Nutrition Security professionals. »

Food Systems Governance Mechanisms
February 6, 2020Knowledge activity
Food Systems Governance Mechanisms
By: F&BKP Office Theme: Food Systems Approach

Globally, a transformation of the food system is needed to achieve SDG2 and other SDGs. Who gets to decide what a future food system looks like and who will take the lead are key questions in this process. These questions have hardly been addressed in the international ‘food systems’ discourse so far. Hence, a recent meeting of the Dutch Community of Practice on food systems was held that looked at food systems governance mechanisms. »

Last two Senior Experts funded in the NL-CGIAR Programme
February 4, 2020News
Last two Senior Experts funded in the NL-CGIAR Programme
By: F&BKP Office

In the final round of the CGIAR Senior Expert Programme (SEP), two Senior Experts receive extra funding to spend more time on their CGIAR research and research management in large CGIAR programmes and platforms. »

And the winner of the FNS Excellence Programme is…
February 3, 2020Knowledge activity
And the winner of the FNS Excellence Programme is…
By: F&BKP Office Theme: FNS Excellence Programme

On Monday January 27, 2020, the Food and Nutrition Security Excellence Programme came to an end. All students gathered one last time for a lunch with two Dutch Ambassadors and to pitch their innovative solutions to the challenges of the Embassies in Kenya and Burundi in front of a jury. »

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. »

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Feb
Brussels Briefing no. 54
Wednesday 26 February 2020
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

The next Brussels Briefing no. 60 on “The future of food and agricultural transformation” will take place on February 26, 2020 in Brussels. This Briefing is co-organised by the CTA, in collaboration with the DG DEVCO, the ACP Secretariat and Concord. »

12
Mar
Thursday 12 March 2020
All day event

The Perspectives on Pastoralism Film Festival takes place at Wageningen University & Research on March 12, 2020, and will deepen understanding of how diverse peoples across the world gain their livelihoods from extensive livestock production. »

13
Mar
ICFSN 2020
Friday 13 March 2020
until Sunday 15 March 2020
All day event

The 7th International Conference on Food Security and Nutrition (ICFSN 2020) discusses the priority topics for Food Security and Nutrition and will be held on March 13-15, 2020 in Amsterdam, »

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