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Second call CoP Finance & Outreach – June 5, 2020
June 19, 2020Knowledge activity
Second call CoP Finance & Outreach – June 5, 2020
Theme: CoP Finance & Outreach

On June 5, 2020, the second online meeting of the Food security and COVID-19 CoP on Finance & Outreach was organized. Participating organizations were: convener NpM, ICCO, Solidaridad, 2SCALE, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), SNV, One Acre Fund, and OikoCredit. Representatives from the IGG department – acting as co-convener – and the DDE department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were present as well; the CoP is supported by the Netherlands Food Partnership. »

A business perspective on serving marginalised farmers & consumers
June 17, 2020Study
A business perspective on serving marginalised farmers & consumers

This first Outcomes Paper of the F&BR Synthesis Study presents the findings from fourteen interdisciplinary research projects on two outcome areas: firstly, innovations for agricultural production and processing that intend to meet (existing or anticipated) needs of poor and marginalised producers and consumers in LMICs; and secondly, new approaches or strategies to connect marginalised producers to the market. »

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. »