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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. »

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. »