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Vote for the Agrofood Broker of the Year 2019!
January 20, 2020News
Vote for the Agrofood Broker of the Year 2019!

The jury of the Agrofood Broker of the Year Award 2019 has announced the three finalists: Anteneh Mekuria Tesfaye, Frejus Thoto and Norbert van der Straaten. Use the online poll to vote for your favourite candidate until February 9, 2020. »

FNS Excellence Programme students meet Ministries
December 17, 2019Knowledge activity
FNS Excellence Programme students meet Ministries
Theme: FNS Excellence Programme

The Food & Nutrition Security Excellence Programme is currently entering its final stage. The students handed in their work plans and met again with their coaches. Moreover, they visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinFA) and of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (MinAgri) to learn more about Dutch FNS policy. During the last month of the Programme, the teams will formulate concrete and sustainable solutions to the challenges the Dutch Embassies of Burundi and Kenya face in their FNS projects and programmes. »

FNS Excellence Programme: masterclasses and coaching session
November 19, 2019Knowledge activity
FNS Excellence Programme: masterclasses and coaching session
Theme: FNS Excellence Programme

During October and November, the students participating in the Food & Nutrition Security Excellence Programme have dived into their assignment to find sustainable solutions to real-life challenges of the Dutch Embassies in Kenya and Burundi. To guide and support the students in their work, several events have been organized, including a number of masterclasses, a coaching session with an FNS expert and a one-on-one contact moment with both Embassies. »

“Towards a World Without Hunger in 2030: the Dutch contribution”
October 30, 2019News
“Towards a World Without Hunger in 2030: the Dutch contribution”

The Policy letter of May 2019 from the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation and the Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality to the House of Representatives on “Towards a World Without Hunger in 2030: the Dutch approach” is now available in English. »

Kick-Off FNS Excellence Programme!
October 17, 2019Knowledge activity
Kick-Off FNS Excellence Programme!
Theme: FNS Excellence Programme

On World Food Day 2019 (October 16, 2019) the Food & Nutrition Security Excellence Programme kicked off. All participating students gathered at the SmaakPark in Ede to get to know each other and the embassies providing the challenges. They gained more understanding of the case they are going to work on and received a first masterclass on designing workplans. »

Students selected for FNS Excellence Programme
October 9, 2019News
Students selected for FNS Excellence Programme
Theme: FNS Excellence Programme

On World Food Day 2019 the Kick-Off of the Food & Nutrition Security Excellence Programme will take place. In total, 32 Bachelor students from Dutch higher education institutes have been selected to work on real-life cases of Dutch embassies in Africa. The FNS Excellence Programme is carried out jointly by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, and the F&BKP. »