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The gateway to knowledge for food and nutrition security. Connecting business, science, civil society and policy.

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Farewell F&BKP, hello NFP

The F&BKP started in September 2013 and after seven years we will end our activities in their current form: supporting the knowledge generation and sharing of thematic networks; facilitating the work of Food & Business Research consortia in partnership with NWO-WOTRO; and providing access to frontline publications through our Knowledge Portal. In the new year, the Platform will be formally integrated in Netherlands Food Partnership (NFP). »

Scaling Insights for Sustainable Food Systems: Discussing outcomes of Food & Business Research

On 9 and 10 December, the Food & Business Research Final Conference “Scaling Insights for Sustainable Food Systems” took place online with participants from all over the world. The conference was organized by NWO-WOTRO and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform to enlarge the impact of the 75 Food & Business Research projects (Applied Research Fund and Global Challenges Programme), bring together insights and outcomes, and discuss implications for future Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) (research) programmes. »

Agricultural Tertiary and Vocational Education and Training (ATVET) in Africa

On December 3, 2020, the F&BKP facilitated Panel 47 entitled “Agricultural Tertiary and Vocational Education and Training (ATVET) in Africa: integration within the broader Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation System”. The panel was organized in collaboration with RUFORUM, Wageningen University & Research and Nuffic and was part of the “Africa Knows! It is time to decolonise minds” conference. It focused specifically on how ATVET can bridge the gap between higher education, other forms of learning, and the business community. »

Potato Futures: Impact of hybrid varieties

On Monday November 30, 2020 an international conference took place about the future of the hybrid potato, called Potato Futures: Impact of hybrid varieties. In this one-day international conference a variety of Dutch and international speakers contributed to a diverse and interactive programme. Main subject to the conference was the potential and promises of the hybrid potato in response to the global challenges of food security, sustainability and climate change. »