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Scoping report: “Improving the perspective for regional trade and investment in West Africa
August 23, 2016Study
Scoping report: “Improving the perspective for regional trade and investment in West Africa”
Theme: Regional Trade for Food Security

Realizing that enhanced intraregional trade and investment may contribute to inclusive economic development in West Africa, the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has raised knowledge questions on how to increase its effort to support West African integration and cooperation. »

New F&BKP literature review on social entrepreneurs as change makers for food security
August 18, 2016Study
New F&BKP literature review on social entrepreneurs as change makers for food security
Theme: Social Entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurship as a concept of doing business with a social mission has the potential to increase food and nutrition security. However, little is known about social entrepreneurs. Therefore, within the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) a literature review has been conducted. »

Country fact sheets on land governance and food security updated and extended
June 24, 2016Study
Country fact sheets on land governance and food security updated and extended
Theme: Land Governance

Updated country fact sheets on land governance and food security are now available for download on the LANDac website. As part of the joint knowledge agenda on land governance and food security, the fact sheets – originally compiled in 2012 – have been updated and were extended to better include food security. »

From promise to impact. Ending malnutrition by 2030
June 22, 2016Study
From promise to impact. Ending malnutrition by 2030
Theme: Nutrition Security

The only independent and comprehensive annual review of the state of the world’s nutrition, the Global Nutrition Report is a multipartner initiative that holds a mirror up to our successes and failures at meeting intergovernmental nutrition targets. It documents progress on commitments made on the global stage, and it recommends actions to accelerate that progress. »

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. »