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

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Ghanaian Urban Food Environments – NFP collective impact coalition in the making

Last year’s Food & Business Knowledge Platform’s work on Food and Nutrition Security from a food systems approach in Ghana and on measuring the Food Environment revealed a great need and huge potential for a Ghanaian Dutch multi-stakeholder coalition and further private and public sector development in the field of Urban Food Environments. This has resulted in the set-up of a Netherlands Food Partnership collective impact coalition in this field. »

Valuable Vegetables: sharing insights from cross-country webinars to improve practice in the horticulture sector

Horticulture sector stakeholders shared their lessons from practice in a recent series of cross-country Valuable Vegetables webinars. Vegetable safety can be improved if various value chain players contribute and collaborate. Inclusiveness of horticulture sector programmes remains a challenge, even if some programmes include women and youth in their activities. »

ARF-3 final factsheet: ROFIP project Kenya

”Rainwater harvesting from roads for indigenous pasture production & improved rural livelihoods in Kenya (ROFIP) is a Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF) project which received funding in the third ARF Call. This ARF project has been finalized and has published an updated factsheet with links to more knowledge products, including a webinar, documentary series and project reports.  »

The fruits of knowledge co-creation in multi-stakeholder platforms

Food security, climate change and environmental degradation are global challenges that require joint action by multiple organizations. That is why several donors stimulate multi-stakeholder platforms (MSPs). What is known about these platforms? Do they achieve what they aim for? Do agriculture- and food-related MSPs contribute to food security, sustainable development and the position of smallholders? Edith van Ewijk and Mirjam Ros-Tonen of the University of Amsterdam dived into the literature and found positive results but also important limitations. »