During 2020, the current Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) and AgriProFocus transformed into Netherlands Food Partnership (NFP). NFP is the leading Dutch instrument that facilitates the necessary acceleration in achieving SDG2, supported by the Dutch government. The NFP website and identity were officially launched during World Food Day on October 16, 2020, by the new director Myrtille Danse. NFP will build on the knowledge and experience of F&BKP and AgriProFocus and will implement the required changes to realise the ambitions of NFP.
Till the end of 2020, this F&BKP website, social media channels (Twitter & Facebook) and Newsletter are still the communication tools to inform Food and Nutrition Security professionals about the activities of the Platform.
Starting 2021, the F&BKP website will serve as a knowledge base filled with valuable content created in the past seven years. Visitors will continue to have access to news items, reports, studies and blogs of various Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) related themes, research projects and strategic partnerships. Furthermore, the selected references to knowledge and innovations in the FNS field of the past years will remain available in the Knowledge Portal.
Read the complete last F&BKP Newsletter, with the “Farewell F&BKP, hello NFP” blog by director Frans Verberne, a word by Wijnand van IJssel from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and updates on the last F&BKP activities.
Connect for bigger impact
NFP enables powerful collaboration between relevant Dutch organisations and international partners to achieve urgent changes that contribute to sustainable food systems and nutrition security and reach SDG2 by 2030. NFP connects to accelerate – for bigger impact.
NFP supports coalitions of relevant Dutch and international actors that have transformative plans which contribute to improved food security, healthy diets and promote sustainable agriculture. NFP facilitates relevant support such as: need assessments, design of theories of change, access to local networks, the development and implementation of strategies and action plans.
NFP creates experimental space to prototype new approaches and solutions and links research institutes with practitioners to reach synergy and to scale transformative approaches. Coalitions are supported to establish ‘proof of concept’ of innovative ideas and to bring innovations to the market.
Connecting knowledge & expertise
NFP collects, connects and combines knowledge of all involved stakeholders and coalitions. NFP runs landscape analyses to identify existing knowhow, knowledge gaps, similar initiatives and potential partners, and provides information and market scans for potential sources of financing.
NFP shares inspiration, experience and SDG2 related solutions. NFP organises reflection events to learn from each other about what works and what does not. NFP promotes solutions, including coalition highlights, in international forums and during the annual Dutch SDG2 event World Food Day.
Please visit the NFP website, where you can also subscribe to the NFP Newsletter.