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Co-creation for research in food security development
October 18, 2018Expert opinion
Co-creation for research in food security development

With the aim of reaching SDG2 (zero hunger and sustainable agriculture) development agencies have for a long time funded research for development. In the margins of the recent Wageningen SDG conference Melle Leenstra, policy officer food security at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was invited to give his take on the topic of the session entitled “Co-creation for impact: Donors and Knowledge institutions”. »

July 25, 2018Knowledge Portal
How can health, agriculture and economic policy actors work together to enhance the external food environment for fruit and vegetables? A qualitative policy analysis in India

This study aims to identify opportunities to strengthen food system policy for nutrition, for fruit and vegetables in India. The study identified three strategies for fruit and vegetable supply policy actors, which can help address the interdisciplinary disconnect between nutrition, economics and agriculture. »

Evaluation of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform 2013-2018
July 19, 2018News
Evaluation of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform 2013-2018

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs agreed to do a review for the first phase of the F&BKP, 2013 – 2018. Evaluators Ton Dietz and Joep van den Broek were appointed to look at the relevance, effectiveness and efficiency of the Platform and based on this to formulate recommendations for the future outlook of the Platform. And as such to provide input to the Ministry for decision making on a possible second phase of the F&BKP. Please find in this article the review highlights and a link to the full PDF. »

F&BKP newsletter July 2018 (#04)
July 9, 2018News
F&BKP newsletter July 2018 (#04)

In its July newsletter the F&BKP presents an extensive report about the IOB dialogue on the Dutch food security policy review, with summary and outcomes. Also the Youth and Agripreneurship workshop, including Youth caravan and Youth market, which the Platform co-organized during foodFIRST, are highlighted. »

July 6, 2018Knowledge Portal
The food systems approach: sustainable solutions for a sufficient supply of healthy food

A food systems approach (FSA) is a useful interdisciplinary conceptual framework for research and policy aimed at sustainable solutions for the sufficient supply of healthy food. The aim of this paper is twofold: to explain the term ‘food systems approach’ in greater detail, and to show how a food systems conceptual framework can be useful in developing an integrated international policy on food security, nutritional security and international agri-business. »

July 5, 2018Knowledge Portal
Improving policy coherence for food security and nutrition in South Africa: a qualitative policy analysis

This article (PDF) in the Food Security Journal analyses the coherence of food supply policy content with respect to nutrition and food security in South Africa. In the rise of the double burden of malnutrition, the supply-side policy interventions are a critical component of action. However, the food supply is governed by a number of different »