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COVID-19: Rapid assessments highlight immediate sector impacts
June 4, 2020Study
COVID-19: Rapid assessments highlight immediate sector impacts
Theme: CoP Markets, Supply Chains & Nutritious foods

Stakeholders in seed and other agricultural sectors are facing critical challenges to their normal activities. Without fast and informed action, the COVID-19 crisis risks becoming a global food crisis. Wageningen University & Research (WUR) and partners are collaborating to identify priority steps for enhancing food systems’ resilience in low and middle income countries. »

Position paper and action agenda “Dairy for nutrition, employment and sustainability”
June 4, 2020Study
Position paper and action agenda “Dairy for nutrition, employment and sustainability”

On May 29, 2020, the position paper “Dairy for nutrition, employment and sustainability – An action agenda for the Dutch contribution to dairy development in Africa and Asia” was launched during an online event. Several stakeholders gave their reactions on the action agenda and pointed out what is needed to make that agenda work. »

New YEP positions online
June 2, 2020News
New YEP positions online

Young Expert Programmes (YEP) is looking for Dutch candidates for three new positions. Main goal of YEP, consisting of Agrofood, Water and Renewable Energy, is to offer young professionals the opportunity to kickstart their international career supported by training and coaching. Two vacancies are in the Agrofood sector, in South Africa and Kenya, and open for Dutch nationals only. Application for this YEP batch 21 is open until June 12, 2020. »

June 2, 2020Expert opinion
Grounding the helicopters

Minasny et al. (2020) raise an issue concerning the ethics of scientific research and publication that has implications far beyond the issue of authorship. It is a topic to which Ken Giller is particularly sensitive given that he has devoted virtually his whole career to research on smallholder agriculture in the tropics. Read his blog, published in Geoderma, here. »

Vacancy Coordinator SeedNL
June 2, 2020News
Vacancy Coordinator SeedNL

SeedNL is looking for a coordinator to realize the ambitions of the partnership. SeedNL focuses on how the seed sector in developing countries can be strengthened, and where the sector can potentially expand to emerging economies, improving the productivity of farmers. The Netherlands Food Partnership (NFP) will host the secretariat of SeedNL. »

Resources CoP Finance & Outreach
May 29, 2020Knowledge activity
Resources CoP Finance & Outreach
Theme: CoP Finance & Outreach

During the online meetings, members of the CoP Finance & Outreach refer to several documents and information, which will regularly be added to the resources list in this post. »