F&BKP Office

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Food & Business Knowledge Platform

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


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 »

Publication of the Africa Agriculture Status Report 2014

On September 2, a comprehensive report on the status of agriculture on the African continent was September 2 on the side-line of the 2014 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF). As the second in the series of the African Agriculture Status Report, this newly released  volume seeks to provide an in-depth and comprehensive analysis of emerging »

Online Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition consultation

The Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN) organizes an online consultation from 2 till 23 September about food security. Through the forum, FSN would like to explore factors  that contribute to evidence and knowledge  actually being used in policy making processes – in particular at the country and regional level. Technical notes, research »