F&BKP Office

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Food & Business Knowledge Platform

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The Office

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


Global, regional, and national prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adults during 1980-2013

According to a comprehensive study published in the medical journal The Lancet, almost one third of the global population is overweight or obese. Approximately 2.1 billion people fall into those two categories, with 671 million defined as clinically obese.  The report found that the highest rates of obesity are in the Middle East and North »

Report on Lunch Meeting “Dealing strategically with land issues”

On Monday May 12, 2014, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, LANDac and the F&BKP organized a lunch meeting: “Dealing strategically with land issues – the case of Benin”. »

Soil Fertility in a Changing World

On December 13, 2013, an expert meeting was organized by Alterra and Agri-ProFocus, during which 36 representatives of business, science, civil society and policy contributed to a lively discussion about the importance of soil fertility in development projects. Goal of this expert meeting was to: Discuss the preliminary outcome of the project “Soil Fertility in »

Report on F&BKP Office’s activities in 2013

2013 saw the start of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP), one of the five Knowledge Platforms initiated by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The F&BKP was not launched publicly in 2013 but steps were taken to organize the Office and hold initial talks with relevant networks and organizations in the Netherlands. The »