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F&BKP Newsletter October 2019 (#04)
October 18, 2019News
F&BKP Newsletter October 2019 (#04)

In this October Newsletter the Food & Business Knowledge Platform informs about the launch of the Netherlands Food Partnership (NFP) on World Food Day 2019 and other running activities. »

Kick-Off FNS Excellence Programme!
October 17, 2019Knowledge activity
Kick-Off FNS Excellence Programme!
Theme: FNS Excellence Programme

On World Food Day 2019 (October 16, 2019) the Food & Nutrition Security Excellence Programme kicked off. All participating students gathered at the SmaakPark in Ede to get to know each other and the embassies providing the challenges. They gained more understanding of the case they are going to work on and received a first masterclass on designing workplans. »

Students selected for FNS Excellence Programme
October 9, 2019News
Students selected for FNS Excellence Programme
Theme: FNS Excellence Programme

On World Food Day 2019 the Kick-Off of the Food & Nutrition Security Excellence Programme will take place. In total, 32 Bachelor students from Dutch higher education institutes have been selected to work on real-life cases of Dutch embassies in Africa. The FNS Excellence Programme is carried out jointly by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, and the F&BKP. »

July 17, 2019Knowledge Portal
Empowering youth to engage in responsible investment in agricultural and food systems: Challenges, opportunities and lessons learned from six African countries

This report aims to enhance understanding on the main challenges and opportunities to empower youth to carry out and benefit from responible agricultural investment by giving voice to young farmers, agri-entrepreneurs and workers. Enhancing the inclusiveness and efficiency of policy processes was one of the main priorities. In particular the need to encourage and strengthen the participation of youth in coordination mechanisms. »

Join the FNS Excellence Programme!
June 26, 2019News
Join the FNS Excellence Programme!
Theme: FNS Excellence Programme

The Food & Nutrition Security Excellence Programme challenges teams of Bachelor students to contribute to Food & Nutrition Security (FNS) by working on real-life cases of Dutch embassies in Africa. Students can now register: selected teams will work for a period of three months on consultancy assignments and pitch their final ideas for the embassies and Dutch FNS experts.  »

Leveraging embassy food security programmes with social enterprise opportunities
May 14, 2019Study
Leveraging embassy food security programmes with social enterprise opportunities
Theme: Social Entrepreneurship

Wageningen University & Research, UNITAR and SESInc. have completed a report on the potential contribution of social entrepreneurship to Dutch embassy (EKN) programmes in the field of Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) and on the added value of the SES4Food programme for the embassies’ FNS goals. »