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Geodata for Agriculture and Water - improving food security
October 22, 2014News
Geodata for Agriculture and Water – improving food security

Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) improves food security in developing countries by using satellite data. Netherlands Space Office (NSO) is executing this programme, commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and a second call for proposals has been released in September 2014. The Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) programme was started in »

F&BKP at Africa Works! Conference
October 22, 2014News
F&BKP at Africa Works! Conference

The Africa Works! Conference, held during mid-October in Leiden, was a lively gathering of over 850 guests from different sectors in a range of African countries and The Netherlands aimed at exploring the challenges, development and business opportunities in Africa. The Food & Business Knowledge Platform Office team used the conference to present and discuss »

Winning team Battle of Ideas focuses on Food Security - Reducing Food Waste
October 17, 2014News
Winning team Battle of Ideas focuses on Food Security – Reducing Food Waste
Theme: Food Wastage

As part of the celebration of WOTRO’s 50th anniversary, WOTRO organized the Battle of Ideas. To enter the competition, students had to form a multidisciplinary team and jointly develop a social innovative solution for a specific global challenge. At the conference on Wednesday October 15, three teams with creative ideas competed in the final round »

Network meeting on impact for projects of the Global Challenges Programme (first Call)
October 16, 2014News
Network meeting on impact for projects of the Global Challenges Programme (first Call)

Food & Business Research is one of the main research programmes of NWO-WOTRO. The Programme aims at addressing persistent food security challenges in low- and middle-income countries. It focuses on the urgent and growing need for adequate knowledge and solutions for regional and local problems related to food security. »

Horticulture and potential for food and nutrition security
October 16, 2014News
Horticulture and potential for food and nutrition security

Horticulture and its contribution to food and nutrition security is a potential theme for the knowledge agenda of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform. This is because of the clear interest from various stakeholder groups of the ‘Dutch diamond’ in this sector. Initial explorative meetings to shape collaboration on this theme within the Platform have »

Urbanising the Deltas of the World & food security
October 15, 2014News
Urbanising the Deltas of the World & food security

Urbanising Deltas of the World (UDW) is a research and innovation programme that aims to contribute to global water safety, food security and sustainable economic development in river deltas worldwide, by providing more effective and efficient responses to urbanisation and climate change. The research programme is financed by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) »