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.


Food for the many mouths of Africa

How can African countries use intellectual property rights to encourage plant breeding without taking away from the masses of small farmers the right to exchange seeds as they have done for thousands of years? NWO researcher Bram de Jonge is diligently searching for a way out of a political minefield: in a case study on »

Report on scaling up index insurance for smallholder farmers

On January 28, 2015 a  high-level webcast event focused on innovations in index insurance that can safeguard the future of farmers under climate change. The webcast was related to the publication of a new CCAFS (CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security) report on Scaling up index insurance for smallholder farmers: Recent evidence »

Call for contributions special issue Land

At the moment a special issue is under development for the journal ‘Land’ on the topic of ‘’Grabbing’ land for solving the global food problem: What are the implications for ‘local’ food security?’. The international, scholarly, open access journal Land is currently preparing a special issue with the aim to gain insight in the direct »

Three projects granted with Food & Business Applied Research Fund

Three Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF) research proposals have been awarded funding. The awarded ARF research proposals are the result of the first round of the second call for proposals. In total, eighteen projects have now been rewarded in the fund. The next deadline for submitting a proposal is May 12, 2015. Improving »