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Vacancy Director General at AVRDC
March 10, 2015News
Vacancy Director General at AVRDC

AVRDC, the World Vegetable Center (Taiwan), has a vacancy for a new Director General to lead the institution to a new level of research excellence strengthened by partnerships with public, nongovernmental, and private sector organizations worldwide. The current Director General, Dr. Dyno Keatinge, will retire in April 2016 after eight years in the position. AVRDC aims »

First AIM article in a series: Scaling up Inclusive Business
December 22, 2014Expert opinion
First AIM article in a series: Scaling up Inclusive Business
Theme: Nutrition Security

Introduction The Amsterdam Initiative against Malnutrition (AIM) brings different stakeholders together to improve food and nutrition security through a broad portfolio of projects. These projects are executed throughout the entire food value chain with a focus on the consumer. Since 2009, AIM has grown to include 30 stakeholder-partners who explore innovative and sustainable solutions to »

First-ever Global Nutrition Report released
November 17, 2014News
First-ever Global Nutrition Report released
Theme: Nutrition Security

The first-ever Global Nutrition Report of an international consortium of experts, was published on November 13, 2014. It provides a comprehensive narrative on levels of malnutrition across the world: the report includes 192 country profiles. A consortium of nations, organizations, researchers, and academics has released the first-ever comprehensive narrative on global health and country-level progress »

Grant to Improve Nutrition Outcomes through Optimized Agricultural Interventions
November 3, 2014News
Grant to Improve Nutrition Outcomes through Optimized Agricultural Interventions

The Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) and its consortium partners announce a USD 16 Million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to implement the “Improving Nutrition Outcomes through Optimized Agricultural Interventions (ATONU)” project. This project seeks to improve nutrition outcomes in smallholder farm families and poor households through tailored »

F&BKP at Africa Works! Conference
October 22, 2014News
F&BKP at Africa Works! Conference

The Africa Works! Conference, held during mid-October in Leiden, was a lively gathering of over 850 guests from different sectors in a range of African countries and The Netherlands aimed at exploring the challenges, development and business opportunities in Africa. The Food & Business Knowledge Platform Office team used the conference to present and discuss »

Acknowledgments from Ministries of Foreign and Economic Affairs for online consultation on food security policy
October 6, 2014News
Acknowledgments from Ministries of Foreign and Economic Affairs for online consultation on food security policy

The Ministries of Foreign and Economic Affairs have received the final report on the consultation on Dutch food security policy from the Office of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform. They thank all contributors for their input and are now working on the policy letter in which they will do their best to translate the »