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Report Agricultural Innovation Seminar
May 21, 2019Knowledge activity
Report Agricultural Innovation Seminar

The role of innovation for food system transformation is increasingly acknowledged, but what this actually entails and how innovation thinking can be applied and encouraged in practice often remains unclear. To explore how new insights can be put to use for global food security, a seminar was organized in The Hague on April 17, 2019. »

May 20, 2019Knowledge Portal
Nutritious Food Foresight: Twelve ways to invest in good food for emerging markets

This study identified innovation opportunities that have the potential to increase access to safe and nutritious foods in emerging markets in the next five years. The 12 innovations are distinguished by 4 priorities: 1) Start with sustainable, nutritious foods; 2) Invest in proximale processing; 3) Tackle traceability for safety and transparency and; 4) Keep it cool (cold storage options). Together, they would promote increased access to safe, nutritious foods that are available to consumers for longer periods of time. »

Three awards under Senior Expert Programme of the Netherlands-CGIAR partnership
April 29, 2019News
Three awards under Senior Expert Programme of the Netherlands-CGIAR partnership

Three senior researchers employed at Dutch research organizations will receive extra funding to spend more time on their CGIAR research and research management in large CGIAR programmes and platforms. The CGIAR, a global research partnership, also collaborates with the Netherlands on food security, dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources. »

On the Menu – Can Food Be the Planet’s Medicine?
April 24, 2019Knowledge activity
On the Menu – Can Food Be the Planet’s Medicine?

A high profile session at the World Bank’s Spring Meetings on April 10, 2019, highlighted the urgency and absolutely critical role of a food system transformation for humanity to stay “in a safe operating space within planetary boundaries”. Read a short introduction and watch the video. »

Midterm meeting and workshop on agroecological transitions GCP project HortEco
April 2, 2019Research project
Midterm meeting and workshop on agroecological transitions GCP project HortEco

From February 24 to 28, 2019, consortium partners of the GCP project “Horticultural food systems in Chile and Uruguay (HortEco)” gathered in Chile for a midterm meeting. The meeting included a public workshop on production, commercialization and Participatory Guarantee Systems in agroecological transitions. »

April 1, 2019Knowledge Portal
What can the Latin American cities of Cali, Quito and Medellín learn from each other’s efforts to build sustainable food systems?

This paper shares various experiences associated with the construction of urban city-region agri-food practices and policies in Latin-America. Two-thirds of the Latin American population lives in cities. This represents a challenge, which is compounded by factors such as migration and climate change. In recent decades, Latin America has witnessed the emergence of initiatives and movements that seek to promote urban and organic agriculture, waste management, short distribution chains and healthier consumption as part of urban development. »