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Seven new YEP vacancies; three in Agrofood
March 24, 2020News
Seven new YEP vacancies; three in Agrofood

YEP is looking for Dutch candidates for seven 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.  The current Agrofood vacancies in Kenya and Rwanda are open for Dutch nationals only. Application for the new YEP positions in batch 20 is open until April 1, 2020. »

NL-CGIAR Strategy meeting
March 13, 2020Knowledge activity
NL-CGIAR Strategy meeting

In 2020 and 2021 CGIAR aims to reformulate itself as ‘One CGIAR’.  As the Netherlands is a strategic partner to CGIAR, there is an opportunity to provide input in those developments to CGIAR. A Strategy Meeting was organized by the F&BKP and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality to start engaging Dutch stakeholders, such as experts and organizations with CGIAR partnerships, early in the process. »

F&BKP Newsletter March 2020 (#01)
March 10, 2020News
F&BKP Newsletter March 2020 (#01)

In this first Newsletter of 2020, the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) informs about the developments of the Netherlands Food Partnership (NFP) and highlights current activities of the Platform.  »

Reverse thinking for finding Food Systems solutions
March 3, 2020Expert opinion
Reverse thinking for finding Food Systems solutions

The recently agreed reform of the international research network CGIAR provides a unique opportunity for making new steps towards a more effective, responsive and inclusive approach towards food systems analysis. In this blog, Prof. dr. Ruerd Ruben states that, based on the unified governance envisioned to lead ´One CGIAR´, it is of foremost importance to support changes in the composition of the research portfolio and a more fundamental adjustment in research practices. »

Opportunities and barriers of Circular Agriculture
February 24, 2020Study
Opportunities and barriers of Circular Agriculture

In 2020 a synthesis study of the GCP and ARF projects under the Food & Business Research programme is executed. This first thematic synthesis paper discusses Research for Development insights and innovations regarding three principles of Circular Agriculture: (1) preserving and enhancing natural resources, (2) efficient use of resources, and (3) multi-purpose use and recovering value from waste. »

Food & Business Research Synthesis Study
February 24, 2020Study
Food & Business Research Synthesis Study

The Global Challenges Programme (GCP) and the Applied Research Fund (ARF) together form the funding instrument Food & Business Research (FBR), aiming at addressing persistent food security challenges in low and middle income countries. In 2020 a synthesis study of the research projects under FBR is executed by Daniëlle de Winter and Ellen Lammers.  FBR »