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Dutch National Research Agenda - Transition to a sustainable food system
July 15, 2019News
Dutch National Research Agenda – Transition to a sustainable food system

The Dutch Research Agenda (NWA) programme makes budget available to investigate this question by a broad transdisciplinary consortium. All parties interested in a transition of the food system can submit a motivation form. »

New AgTech funds database
May 29, 2019News
New AgTech funds database

A new comprehensive database of funds providing capital for AgTech companies is available on the new website of NpM, Platform for Inclusive Finance. The tool is based on the study “Critical Capital for African Agri-Food SMEs” and the list is expanded to include all of Africa and some Asian countries. »

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. »

Next round in funding senior CGIAR experts
February 20, 2019News
Next round in funding senior CGIAR experts

Senior Experts, employed by Dutch research organizations and involved in CGIAR research or management, are offered a chance to spend (more) time on their CGIAR activities. The call to cover some of their personnel costs has been reopened with an adjustment in requirements for the Senior Expert. The deadline for the next assessment round is June 4, 2019. »

Nine projects funded to improve seed systems in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa
February 20, 2019News
Nine projects funded to improve seed systems in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa

Nine projects are funded by NWO-WOTRO to strengthen the Netherlands-CGIAR research partnership on generating insights that contribute to improving seed systems in focus regions within Asia and Sub-Sahara Africa. 
This article was first published on December 21, 2018: additional information on the project consortia has been added on February 20, 2019.  »

International Seed Money Projects of Dutch TopSectors (Call 2019)
January 24, 2019News
International Seed Money Projects of Dutch TopSectors (Call 2019)

In 2019, Dutch Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) again have the possibility to submit a proposal for Seed Money Projects (SMPs). SMPs serve to initiate (or act as the ”seed” for) international partnerships for Dutch SMEs in the Agri & Food and Horticulture & Starting Materials sectors. The main focus is on forming a consortium and exploring the possibilities for international activities. »