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Netherlands-CGIAR partnership launches call to finance PPP and Research Uptake expert
September 20, 2018News
Netherlands-CGIAR partnership launches call to finance PPP and Research Uptake expert

A call for a PPP and Research Uptake expert within the framework of the Netherlands – CGIAR partnership has been launched. The Dutch government considers Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and Research Uptake to be crucial in achieving the SDGs. The expert is therefore intended to increase the role of the private sector (for-profit and not-for-profit) in CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs) and Platforms. Deadline to apply for this position is October 18, 2018. »

YEP Effect 4, including the Talent Pool
September 19, 2018News
YEP Effect 4, including the Talent Pool

During the kick-off of batch 15 of Young Experts in Water and Agrofood on September 17, YEP Effect no. 4 was officially handed over to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In this edition special attention for the three Young Experts who started their international Agrofood careers at NL Embassies in Benin, Kenya and Rwanda through the Talent Pool. »

Seven awards under Senior Expert Programme of the Netherlands-CGIAR partnership
September 12, 2018News
Seven awards under Senior Expert Programme of the Netherlands-CGIAR partnership

Seven proposals are awarded under the Senior Expert Programme within the framework of the NL–CGIAR strategic partnership. The seven senior researchers, affiliated with Dutch research institutions, will receive extra funding to spend more time on research and research management in large CGIAR programmes and platforms. »

Evaluation of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform 2013-2018
July 19, 2018News
Evaluation of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform 2013-2018

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs agreed to do a review for the first phase of the F&BKP, 2013 – 2018. Evaluators Ton Dietz and Joep van den Broek were appointed to look at the relevance, effectiveness and efficiency of the Platform and based on this to formulate recommendations for the future outlook of the Platform. And as such to provide input to the Ministry for decision making on a possible second phase of the F&BKP. Please find in this article the review highlights and a link to the full PDF. »

F&BKP newsletter July 2018 (#04)
July 9, 2018News
F&BKP newsletter July 2018 (#04)

In its July newsletter the F&BKP presents an extensive report about the IOB dialogue on the Dutch food security policy review, with summary and outcomes. Also the Youth and Agripreneurship workshop, including Youth caravan and Youth market, which the Platform co-organized during foodFIRST, are highlighted. »

F&BKP newsletter June 2018 (#03)
June 15, 2018News
F&BKP newsletter June 2018 (#03)

In the June newsletter the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) presents reports on several workshops and draws attention to the F&BKP highlights of 2017, including important achievements in all main activities: Strategic partnerships, Research & innovation, and Knowledge Portal. »