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July 25, 2019Knowledge Portal
United Nations decade of family farming 2019-2028: Global action plan

This action plan mobilizes concrete, coordinated action to overcome challenges family farmers face, strengthen their investment capacity and thereby attain the potential benefits of their contributions to transform out societies and put in place long-term and sustainable solutions. The global action plan aims at accelerating actions undertaken in a collective, coherent and comprehensive manner to support family farmers. »

May 16, 2019Knowledge Portal
Base of the pyramid marketing and distribution

This thematic paper focusses on marketing and distribution to the base of the pyramid (BoP) and the way of working of this approach. Instead of looking at the product, price, place and promotion (4Ps), the program focusses on acceptability, affordabililty, awareness and availability (4As). »

April 17, 2019Knowledge Portal
Farmers! Which farmers? – Strategies to differentiate categories of farmers as ‘target’ gruop of food security interventions

This insight paper aims to contribute to a better conceptualization of ‘farmers’ and to an improved understanding of ‘farmers. The objective is to inform Dutch Food & Nutrition Security (FNS) Policy and provide recommendations on how to enhance the policy’s results for and with the target groups. The Dutch FNS policy and its implementation would gain clarity if it made use of clearer language and definitions of the farmer target groups it intends to reach. A flexible, context-specific, and stakeholder-informed approach is key to prevent blueprints or classifications that disempower some farmers. »

October 17, 2018Knowledge Portal
Inclusive PPP’s: Emerging best practices

This report aimed to gain more insight of inclusiveness in the public-private partnership project portfolio of the Netherlands Sustainable Water Fund and the Facility for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Food Security, to increase insight into specific characteristics of the beneficiaries and possible indirect effects . »

Doing more, doing less, doing different: room for improvement in the Dutch food security policy
June 27, 2018Expert opinion
Doing more, doing less, doing different: room for improvement in the Dutch food security policy

There is great potential for the Dutch food security agenda to be more effective when a food system approach, the ambition of leaving no one behind and local knowledge gain a more central role. This was the main conclusion from the multi-stakeholder dialogue on the recent IOB evaluation of the Dutch food security policy, on May 31, 2018 in Wageningen. »

Turning the food system around to achieve inclusive nutrition security
June 27, 2018Expert opinion
Turning the food system around to achieve inclusive nutrition security

Breakout session 1 of IOB public dialogue Dutch food security policy on May 31, 2018. Food availability and access alone are not enough to realize nutrition security. To improve what the Dutch food security agenda contributes to the global goal of reducing hunger and malnutrition, future policy should shift focus. »