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F&BKP Newsletter April 2020 (#02)
April 30, 2020News
F&BKP Newsletter April 2020 (#02)

In this second Newsletter of 2020, the focus is on COVID-19 and other activities of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP), like the CoP Food security and stability, the NL-CGIAR strategy meeting on One CGIAR, a new synthesis paper on African indigenous foods, the winner of the Agrofood Broker 2019 Award, and a new deadline for YEP proposals.  »

Measuring the Food Environment
April 14, 2020Knowledge activity
Measuring the Food Environment
Theme: Nutrition Security

As a follow-up to the food systems consultations held in Ethiopia and Bangladesh, the CGIAR research flagship Food Systems for Healthier Diets (FSHD), led by WUR and part of A4NH, hosted a “Food Environment” workshop with CGIAR partners in Ethiopia November, 2019. The workshop aimed to explore the concept of food environment and related research. »

NL-CGIAR Strategy meeting
March 13, 2020Knowledge activity
NL-CGIAR Strategy meeting

In 2020 and 2021 CGIAR aims to reformulate itself as ‘One CGIAR’.  As the Netherlands is a strategic partner to CGIAR, there is an opportunity to provide input in those developments to CGIAR. A Strategy Meeting was organized by the F&BKP and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality to start engaging Dutch stakeholders, such as experts and organizations with CGIAR partnerships, early in the process. »

F&BKP Newsletter March 2020 (#01)
March 10, 2020News
F&BKP Newsletter March 2020 (#01)

In this first Newsletter of 2020, the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) informs about the developments of the Netherlands Food Partnership (NFP) and highlights current activities of the Platform.  »

Reverse thinking for finding Food Systems solutions
March 3, 2020Expert opinion
Reverse thinking for finding Food Systems solutions

The recently agreed reform of the international research network CGIAR provides a unique opportunity for making new steps towards a more effective, responsive and inclusive approach towards food systems analysis. In this blog, Prof. dr. Ruerd Ruben states that, based on the unified governance envisioned to lead ´One CGIAR´, it is of foremost importance to support changes in the composition of the research portfolio and a more fundamental adjustment in research practices. »

What's next for CGIAR?
February 17, 2020Expert opinion
What’s next for CGIAR?

CGIAR with its 15 research institutions around the world, mostly Global South, is on a reform path. Some old hands will smile, again? Yes, again. Some institutional reform gurus will applaud: you should never stop renewing and reinventing yourself. Wijnand van IJssel sheds his light on the complete overhaul to “One CGIAR”. »