Evert-jan Quak

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Knowledge Broker

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As a freelance consultant, Evert-jan Quak regularly works for the Platform and for The Broker as a senior research editor on the themes Food Security and Inclusive Economy. He worked for years as a freelance journalist specialized in international economics, corporate social responsibility and trade issues. He has a degree in international economics and economic geography from the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Evert-jan has a mixed professional background, in both journalism and as policy advisor in international development. He is the author of the book "Het onzichtbare label" (The invisible label - KIT Publishers 2009/10) in which he tackles the question why current corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies don’t seem to work. He started his work in journalism as freelance reporter in the Dutch Parliament.


New F&BKP literature review on social entrepreneurs as change makers for food security

Social entrepreneurship as a concept of doing business with a social mission has the potential to increase food and nutrition security. However, little is known about social entrepreneurs. Therefore, within the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) a literature review has been conducted. »

Building partnerships with whom?

Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in agriculture, food security and nutrition are on the rise. OECD countries and African governments invest more and more funds through PPPs to modernize the agricultural sector and food value chains in Africa. A new paper by the Food & Business Knowledge Platform presents a brief and non-exhaustive overview (a ‘quick scan’) »

Exploratory meeting on social entrepreneurship for food security

On February 27, 2015, a group of 35 enthusiastic social entrepreneurs and impact investors discussed the role of social entrepreneurship for food and nutrition security.  During a lively ‘Pop-up Friday’ meeting, enabled by the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP), practitioners and academics explored the practical and strategic challenges that social entrepreneurs face and how »

Final report on consultation on food security policy

The Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) presents its final report (PDF) on the consultation on Dutch food security policy. The report analyzes all contributions to the consultation and presents a number of recommendations. The consultation was originally opened by the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) on July 1, 2014 and closed on September »