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Asia-Pacific seed trade slowly emerges from COVID-19 lockdowns
June 12, 2020Expert opinion
Asia-Pacific seed trade slowly emerges from COVID-19 lockdowns
Theme: Food security and COVID-19

In this report, Pepijn Schreinemachers from the World Vegetable Center, and Kanokwan Chodchoey, Steven Layne and Weeranuch Mhadlhoo from the Asia & Pacific Seed Association (APSA) give the results of a second survey among seed enterprise members of the APSA. This second survey showed that seed companies continue to report the same difficulties, but that there are clear improvements in nearly all aspects.  »

F&BKP Newsletter June 2020 (#03)
June 12, 2020News
F&BKP Newsletter June 2020 (#03)

In this third Newsletter of 2020, the F&BKP first gives an update on the Netherlands Food Partnership and then informs about current activities like the CoPs on COVID-19 to prevent a food crises and other news, events and Knowledge Portal items on Food Nutrition and Security.  In this Newsletter of the Food & Business Knowledge »

Resources CoP Knowledge
June 12, 2020Knowledge activity
Resources CoP Knowledge
Theme: CoP Knowledge

During the online calls of the Food security and COVID-19 response CoP on Knowledge, members refer to several documents and information, which we will regularly add to the resources list in this post. »

Communities of Practice supporting the Dutch Food and Nutrition Security response to COVID-19
June 11, 2020Knowledge activity
Communities of Practice supporting the Dutch Food and Nutrition Security response to COVID-19
Theme: Food security and COVID-19

Dutch development organizations are working together to help prevent the emergence of food crises in LMICs as a consequence of COVID-19 measures and impacts. On the initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands Food Partnership and GAIN, several CoPs have been formed to support these efforts. The CoPs facilitate cooperation and support around areas that are deemed particularly essential for an effective response to the COVID-19 crisis: Markets, Supply Chains & Nutritious foods; Finance & Outreach; Digital Solutions, and Knowledge. »

Dutch Development Results 2019 in Perspective: Food and Nutrition Security highlights
June 11, 2020News
Dutch Development Results 2019 in Perspective: Food and Nutrition Security highlights

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has presented its annual online report providing an overview of the results achieved by the Netherlands in the field of development cooperation in 2019. Under the theme Food and Nutrition Security, the Netherlands contributed to greater nutrient intake, productivity and market access, better management of natural resources and greater resilience to economic and environmental shocks. »

The Food Systems Dashboard
June 10, 2020News
The Food Systems Dashboard
Theme: Food security and COVID-19

On June 1, 2020, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and the Johns Hopkins Alliance for a Healthier World launched the Food Systems Dashboard. This new online dashboard presents food system data of 230 countries and is designed to better inform policy. »