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Africa Knows! conference - Panel 47 on ATVET in Africa
November 6, 2020Knowledge activity
Africa Knows! conference – Panel 47 on ATVET in Africa

The conference Africa Knows! is the closing activity of the Africa 2020 Year of the Leiden African Studies Assembly and takes place online on December 2-4, 2020. On December 3, F&BKP co-organizes Panel 47 on “Agricultural Tertiary and Vocational Education and Training (ATVET) in Africa: integration within the broader Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation System”. »

Food & Business Research Final Conference
November 1, 2020Knowledge activity
Food & Business Research Final Conference

On December 9 and 10, 2020, NWO-WOTRO and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform organise the final Food & Business Research Conference. This conference will enlarge the impact of all research results by bringing together project-level insights and outcomes, in order to identify commonalities and create coherence. »

Geodata, crowdsourcing and artificial intelligence for post-Covid resilience of food systems and communities
October 29, 2020Knowledge activity
Geodata, crowdsourcing and artificial intelligence for post-Covid resilience of food systems and communities
Theme: Food security and stability

How can technologies like geodata, crowdsourcing intelligence, and machine learning contribute to resilience of food systems and communities during and after shocks like the Covid-19 crisis? This was the central focus of the 8 October CoP meeting that provided feedback to the co-organizers The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, 52impact, and BlackShore. The online meeting took Ethiopia as a case to discuss and exchange with 24 participants. »

Shaking up the Food System
October 6, 2020Knowledge activity
Shaking up the Food System

Is it high time for a shake-up of the global food system? The output of the the 75 GCP and ARF research projects on food and nutrition security consists of insights about, for instance, the role of indigenous and local foods when confronted with fragility of global value chains due to acute shocks like COVID-19. Or innovations for circular and climate smart agriculture in response to the long-term crisis that climate change is. »

Rethinking food production – Opportunities and barriers for circular agriculture
September 28, 2020Knowledge activity
Rethinking food production – Opportunities and barriers for circular agriculture

In a recent webinar, NWO-WOTRO presented key learnings on the topic of circular agriculture in light of the synthesis study that is part of the Food & Business Research Programme. This lunch & learn webinar shared insights on the question: how can circular agriculture offer solutions to feed a growing global population? »

Third webinar CoP Digital Solutions on opportunities in response to COVID-19
September 24, 2020Knowledge activity
Third webinar CoP Digital Solutions on opportunities in response to COVID-19
Theme: CoP Digital Solutions

On Thursday September 17, 2020, the Food security and COVID-19 Community of Practice (CoP) on Digital Solutions hosted the webinar “Providing Liquidity in Agri Value Chains with Digital Solutions”. This is the last webinar in a series of three focusing on “Digital opportunities in the response to COVID-19 in Asian & Africa agriculture”. »