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


Sustainable agriculture: lively multi stakeholder debate facilitated by Agri-ProFocus

On September 12, 2014, Agri-ProFocus organized an expert meeting about the different approaches to promote sustainable agriculture (e.g. agro-ecology, climate-smart agriculture, the landscape approach, etc). This in order to inform the upcoming food and nutrition security policy note of Minister Ploumen and Secretary of State Dijksma, and the own practice of different stakeholders. Agri-ProFocus had »

UN Climate Summit 2014: The Netherlands launches global alliance for food security

During the UN Climate Summit 2014, on September 23, the Dutch government launched a Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture. Prime Minister Rutte and Secretary of State Dijksma launched the Alliance consisting of 75 countries, all of which will structurally set up agriculture programmes based on Climate-Smart Agriculture concepts.  Also worldleaders like Obama and Ban Ki-moon »

Launch of “The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2014”

The new report “The State of Food Insecurity in the World” (SOFI 2014), released by the UN on September 16, appoints sustained political commitment at the highest level as a prerequisite for hunger eradication. “The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2014” presents updated estimates of undernourishment and progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) »

Report of 2014 Dick de Zeeuw lecture by Gerda Verburg

Inclusiveness, knowledge and evidence, and responsibility are the pillars to support us in moving beyond short-term interests and towards sustainable solutions in agriculture and food security. This was the main message of the Dick de Zeeuw lecture ‘Paradigm shift to secure food’. The speech was given on September 4, 2014, by Gerda Verburg (fomer Dutch Minister »