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Dutch Food Security Policies embrace Food Systems Approach
February 25, 2019Expert opinion
Dutch Food Security Policies embrace Food Systems Approach
Theme: Food Systems Approach

Dutch food security programs in the international development domain have been mainly focussed during the last few decades on increasing agricultural production and reinforcing international trade of tropical commodities. This focus is now gradually changing towards activities that devote key attention to gender and nutrition, circularity and climate resilience, and upgrading of agro-food value chains. Moreover, there is a growing interest in systematic learning from interventions by engaging researchers into development programs. »

Summary video public seminar “Future food systems for Ghanaian food security”
February 21, 2019Knowledge activity
Summary video public seminar “Future food systems for Ghanaian food security”

On Thursday afternoon January 17, 2019, the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) and NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development organized the public seminar “Future food systems for Ghanaian food security” in Accra. Please watch the summary video. »

Knowledge Programme for Food Security
February 7, 2019News
Knowledge Programme for Food Security

The Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP), Embassy Support Programme and Talent Pool will continue as the Knowledge Programme for Food Security. This Programme will increase the impact of Dutch projects, programmes, policies, investments and business on SDG2 by knowledge brokering across professional divides. It will facilitate the creation, exchange and – particularly – the use of knowledge by Dutch actors and their LMIC partners. »

Repairing food systems failures: Policies, Innovations & Partnerships
January 31, 2019Expert opinion
Repairing food systems failures: Policies, Innovations & Partnerships
Theme: Food Systems Approach

During the recent World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, strong interest in Food Systems approaches was confirmed by policy makers and business leaders. Ruerd Ruben from Wageningen Economic Research joined the panel debate on “Accelerating the End of Hunger and Malnutrition” along with contributions from IFPRI, GAIN, GNR, SUN, and WBCSD. Read his blog about the meeting. »

Supply and demand factors influencing youth employment and entrepreneurship in agrofood systems
January 30, 2019Knowledge activity
Supply and demand factors influencing youth employment and entrepreneurship in agrofood systems
Theme: Youth in agrofood systems

In many continents, young people represent a promising, yet untapped potential for disruptive innovation for transforming food systems. Though, many young people struggle to make the transition from education to work to become financially independent. In the fifth CoP Youth meet-up on January 23, CTA and WUR presented a comprehensive framework and brief on supply and demand factors impacting youth employment & entrepreneurship. »

Improving Food and Nutrition Security in Ghana from a Food Systems Approach
January 24, 2019Knowledge activity
Improving Food and Nutrition Security in Ghana from a Food Systems Approach
Theme: Food Systems Approach

On January 17, 2019 the F&BKP,  WOTRO and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs organized a research – practice exchange seminar in Accra, Ghana which focused on Food Systems Approaches (FSAs). The meeting was attended by some 30 project members of the NWO-WOTRO Global Challenges Programme (GCP) Call 3 who were in Ghana for their midterm review. They were joined by some 40 Ghanaian Food & Business stakeholders working in the field of agri-business. »