Lieke Nijland

Executive & Office Assistant


Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 3 December 2018 at 03:24

Vacancy: Network Facilitation Expert at AgriProFocus

Specialty: Partnerships for Impact
Focus area: Circular Economy Agribusiness
Position: Full time (36 hours)
Location: Utrecht, the Netherlands with occasional travel
Reporting: Managing Director

AgriProFocus: Cultivating collaboration for collective impact

Few of the challenges humanity faces are as urgent and complex as food and nutrition security. To meet the needs of a rapidly growing world population, an unparalleled, worldwide effort is required. Members of the AgriProFocus Network are dedicated to meeting this challenge in collaboration. By working together, learning from each other and unitedly pushing for change. AgriProFocus brings together businesses, civil society, knowledge institutes and governments working towards food security. Rooted in the Netherlands, AgriProFocus is active in 12 countries in Africa and South-East Asia. Offering unique exchanges across cultures and disciplines. Cultivating collaboration for collective impact.

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Lunch reading: Agricultural Intensification in the Sahel

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  11 October 2018, 12:00-14:00
  Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague

We now know much better than 40 years ago what to do to restore degraded lands in the Sahel to productivity and how to intensify agriculture.

This presentation will look into when and how some technical options emerged, their impact and their potential for scaling. The focus will be on Niger, which has a limited natural resource base and it is strongly affected by climate change. It also holds the world record in demographic growth, it is the second poorest country in the world and it risks being destabilized by incursions from Boko Haram and jihadists from Mali.

What can be achieved in this increasingly complex context?

Speaker: Chris Reij, Senior Fellow Global Restoration Initiative- WRI Date: Thursday 11 October

Time: 12:00 – 14:00 (with lunch) 

Location: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rijnstraat 8, The Hague

Registration: please register for this lunch meeting by sending an email to

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Posted 1 October 2018 at 02:57

What measure would you take to bring about inclusive development in Africa if you were a minister?

Imagine you are the minister of Foreign trade and international cooperation of the Netherlands for one day, and you can decide on one measure to bring about inclusive development in Africa. What would be your proposal? Many countries in Africa experienced high economic growth in past decades. But many African people don’t profit from this growth. Poverty rates remain high, benefits are not equally distributed and large groups in society are excluded. How do you make sure that vulnerable and poor parts of the population, especially women and youth, profit from economic development as well? What policies will you design for economic transformation, to create more jobs, and bring about social protection? Do you choose for a particular sector, or a totally different approach?

Send your practical and original answer, in 175 words maximum, and before Friday the 5th of October, to Joris Tielens (

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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Dear Lieke, thank you for sharing with us the opportunity. Can you check well with the link?

2 months 2 weeks ago

Lieke Nijland Thank you for noticing Thacien MUNYAMAHAME, I fixed it! 

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Onesmo Ngao Thanks for reminding us.

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simon Nguye Global population is expected to increase to 9 billion by 2050, with youth (aged 15–24) accounting for about 14 percent of this total. While the world’s youth cohort is expected to grow, employment and entrepreneurial opportunities for youth – particularly those living in developing countries’ economically stagnant rural areas – remain limited, poorly remunerated and of poor quality.

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Abdoulaye TRAORE bonjour Daoulata j'aimerai savoir la date de la caravane c'est en Novembre  ou en Décembre?  je vois que dans les publications les dates ne sont pas les mêmes.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 14 August 2018 at 12:38

There can be no sustainable development without profound changes in food systems

08/08/2018 - Press release

Food systems are situated at the crossroads between the many issues and contradictions surrounding sustainable development: food and nutritional security, human and ecosystem health, natural resource renewal, climate change, territorial dynamics, political stability, and social justice. An international group of experts, including researchers from CIRAD, is calling for profound changes in food systems in order to meet the sustainable development goals (SDGs) set by the UN in 2015, and the terms of the Paris Agreement on climate. The authors propose a four-pillar strategy.

"There can be no sustainable development without profound changes in food systems". This call for change was issued by an international group of experts dubbed the "Milano Group" (see box), whose members have written an article published in the journal Agronomy for Sustainable Development.

Agriculture, the world's biggest e

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