Nicole Metz

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Company / Organization / University

Food & Business Knowledge Platform

Role / Title

Senior Knowledge Broker

Bio / Specialization

Nicole Metz is an all-round development professional with a strong commitment to contribute to sustainable changes that end poverty and promote equity. She combines an extensive experience in policy advocacy at national and international level, with experience working with civil society organizations in Africa and Asia. Building bridges between practice and policy, and between actors at the local level and those at national and international levels have always been among the key strategies of her work.

Before joining the Office of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform and AgriProFocus, Nicole worked with Oxfam Novib for 10 years. For part of that period, she worked as a policy advisor, most recently on the UN ‘post-2015 agenda’; and before that, as the knowledge management advisor for civil society partner organizations in Africa.

Nicole graduated in the field of Human Nutrition at the Wageningen University and Research Centre in 1991, and has since then been working – amongst others – on various projects related to food and nutrition security, as well as on trade and development and sustainable livelihoods.


The Food & Nutrition Security potential of Fruits and Vegetables

The F&BKP has contracted LEI-Wageningen UR for a desk study on fruits and vegetables, in close collaboration with TopSector TU. The study is expected to provide an overview of research-based and other relevant literature; build on the information and opportunities aggregated in the discussion paper “Picking the fruits“; and test the assumption that the ‘development’ »

ARF: An innovative research grant

From November 11 till 14, 2014, a ‘write-shop’ targeting the second Call of the Applied Research Fund (ARF) took place in Uganda. This NWO-WOTRO fund provides grants to applied research contributing to innovation for food security and private sector development in the 15 partner countries of Dutch development cooperation. All research is jointly conducted by local practitioners’ organizations, research, and/or higher education organizations. »

Overview of stakeholders on regional trade for food security

The list presented here provides an overview of relevant actors that are involved in the development of regional markets for food and nutrition security in one way or another. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list. Readers of this site are kindly invited to share suggestions for additional actors and networks that they »

Nutrition Security networks

This is an overview of relevant international and national knowledge networks on nutrition security. The list includes international institutions, knowledge and research networks, civil society organizations and networks, and public-private partnerships. It is a preliminary list which will be adapted when relevant. »