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Integrated approaches to food and nutrition security
June 9, 2016Study
Integrated approaches to food and nutrition security

The Broker, commissioned by F&BKP, conducted a study on integrated food security interventions consisting of a systematic mapping of integrated projects. The objective of this paper was to identify the practical implications of adopting integrated approaches to food and nutrition security through literature review, survey questionnaire, and expert interviews. »

Job opportunities for youth in Africa's agricultural transformation
May 24, 2016Study
Job opportunities for youth in Africa’s agricultural transformation
Theme: Youth in agrofood systems

Youth comprise an increasingly high portion of Africa’s population. Yet a large part of Africa’s youth are currently unemployed. The Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) together with the INCLUDE Platform for Inclusive Development Policies have written a policy paper that looks at the potential of promoting youth employment within processes of inclusive agriculture transformation. »

From food security towards a resilient society
May 19, 2016Study
From food security towards a resilient society
Theme: Food security and stability

The discussion paper “From food security towards a resilient society” aims to provide an overview on linkages between food security and stability and to look for evidence that supports the assumption that food security interventions contribute to stability. The conclusion of this article is that there exists a significant research gap in providing empirical evidence »

Explorations 03: A portfolio scan of the Facility for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Food Security
April 14, 2016Study
Explorations 03: A portfolio scan of the Facility for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Food Security
Theme: Partnerships

In March 2016, PPPLab published a new working document “Explorations 03” which presents an initial analysis of the portfolio of projects approved under the first call of the Facility for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Food Security (FDOV). It seeks to get to grips with the basic “change logic” of these projects from a PPP perspective. »

New F&BKP exploration on youth in agriculture
March 21, 2016Study
New F&BKP exploration on youth in agriculture
Theme: Youth in agrofood systems

In developing countries, over 60% of the population is below the age of 25, and those youth populations show no sign of stopping. In these countries, the youth play an important role in meeting the future challenges on access, availability and use of food in the context of trends of population growth, urbanization, globalization and climate change. »

New study on Dutch floriculture investments in eastern Africa and the impacts on local food security
February 16, 2016Study
New study on Dutch floriculture investments in eastern Africa and the impacts on local food security
Theme: Land Governance

The Netherlands Academy on Land Governance (LANDac) / IDS Utrecht University has conducted a scoping study on Dutch flower farms, land governance and local food security in eastern Africa within the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP). »