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Nominate the Agrofood Broker of the year 2019!
January 1, 2020News
Nominate the Agrofood Broker of the year 2019!

The nomination round for the Agrofood Broker of the Year Award 2019 is extended until January 6, 2020! For the third year in a row, the Food & Business Knowledge Platform is awarding a professional in the field of Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) who has undertaken significant brokering activities the past year. From today on, everyone is invited to nominate someone who has actively and successfully connected different actors to align policy, practice and knowledge in order to contribute to FNS in 2019. »

Inclusive Agribusiness learning exchange
December 18, 2019Knowledge activity
Inclusive Agribusiness learning exchange

On November 14, 2019, NWO-WOTRO and F&BKP organized a conference in The Hague gathering representatives of 14 finalized Global Challenges Programme projects. The objective was to communicate and discuss synthesized project research results, insights and lessons learned, aiming to inspire practices and policies in the field of Inclusive Agribusiness (IAB) and to scale promising solutions. The outcomes of this learning event are shared in this news item. »

Benin Applied Research Fund workshop: Result uptake and scaling opportunities
December 12, 2019Knowledge activity
Benin Applied Research Fund workshop: Result uptake and scaling opportunities

”We need a paradigm shift to involve unusual suspects in research partnerships to foster the scaling of research and innovation on food and nutrition security”, was one of the conclusions during the ARF country workshop in Benin. Representatives of eleven Beninese ARF projects gathered in Cotonou from November 20 to 22, 2019 to take stock of lessons learned and outcomes and to jointly reflect, learn and work on further uptake of results. »

Applied Research Fund country workshop in Benin
November 15, 2019Knowledge activity
Applied Research Fund country workshop in Benin

An Applied Research Fund (ARF) country workshop will take place in Benin on November 20 to 22, 2019. Most of the eleven ARF projects running in Benin have finalized or are about to be finished. They will share their lessons learned and discuss issues related to result uptake and scaling opportunities. »

Strengthening Ugandan Food and Nutrition Security in policy and practice
October 9, 2019Knowledge activity
Strengthening Ugandan Food and Nutrition Security in policy and practice

A three-day workshop “Strengthening Ugandan Food and Nutrition Security in policy and practice – Scaling innovations from food and agricultural research” was organized in June by NWO-WOTRO, F&BKP and AgriProFocus Uganda. Aim of the workshop was to take stock of the insights and outcomes of the ARF projects in Uganda. »

Scaling opportunities workshop for Ugandan Applied Research Fund projects
July 11, 2019Knowledge activity
Scaling opportunities workshop for Ugandan Applied Research Fund projects

Representatives of eight Ugandan Applied Research Fund projects gathered for a country workshop in Kampala on June 18-20, 2019. Since most of the projects are finalized, it was time to take stock of the insights and outcomes, jointly reflect, learn and work on further uptake of results. The main theme was the issue of scaling innovations from food and agricultural research and how this can be enabled in Ugandan policy and practice. »