Around the world, food systems are quickly changing as populations rapidly become more urbanized. The Netherlands and its Wageningen University and Research (WUR) are globally recognized as big players in the area of sustainable agrofood systems. To tackle the challenges related to feeding a growing urban population, the Wageningen University will use its 100-year celebration to organize multi-stakeholder exchanges on “Access to healthy food in mega cities”. One of the Wageningen University events will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on June 23rd 2018.
For this event, we are looking for evidence-based research on the challenges and opportunities regarding access to healthy food in mega cities in East Africa (mainly Ethiopia). These researches will then be transformed into poster presentations to be shared during the Wageningen University Event.
Sub-topics of interest under the umbrella of acce... Read more
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is currently implementing a project in Kenya titled, the Marketplace for Nutritious Foods which targets agricultural value chains and looks to shape markets to ultimately deliver more diverse and nutritionally rich diets.
As part of this project we will be providing both financial and technical assistance to small and medium size enterprises who are delivering nutritious foods to low income domestic markets. In order to help us do this, we are currently looking to build out our database of consultants that can support us in the delivery of this technical assistance. These technical assistance will be delivered through both joint/group trainings and tailored technical assistance to individual companies.
We are looking for expression of interests from consultants/experts in the following areas:
Product formulation and development
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Organic tomatoes, honey, coffee, oils, cheese, fruits and more! This is the second gathering of this new farmers' market organized by Ecopia. Among sellers are Slow Food and AgriProFocus Member Alem of Nutri-Dense with her sprouted cereals. Flyer attached.
Is your company operating in the food processing sector in Kenya and are you facing a specific challenge for which you need an innovative solution? Would you like to take the chance to benefit from applied, market-driven research and to develop innovative solutions with the help of multi-disciplinary teams of students and faculty members at a renowned Technical University?
Register here for the business challenge that will take place on 21st of November 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya.
To conduct the food processing survey click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/innofoodKE
The INNOFOOD initiative is a project of MDF Training and Consultancy (MDF) and BoP Innovation Center (BoP Inc) in partnership with the Ho Technical University in Ghana and the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology in Kenya. It is made possible by the Netherlands Initiative for Capacity development in Higher Education (NICHE... Read more
In the September newsletter of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) readers are invited to nominate candidates for the Agrofood Broker of the Year 2017 Award. Furthermore, the newsletter refers to learning reviews, studies, workshops, reports and events related to Food and Nutrition Security (FNS).
The nomination round for the Agrofood Broker of the Year 2017 award is open! Until Tuesday October 17, anyone can nominate a professional who has undertaken significant brokering activities in 2016/2017. In November, the public can vote for one of the three final candidates selected by the jury, via an open online poll. The winner will be awarded during the “Food & Business Research – Policy Dialogue Conference” on December 1.
Professionals are also encouraged to browse the Knowledge Portal, which provides carefully selected Food and Nutrition Security items focusing on newly obtained knowledge, interesting developments a... Read more
This course is aimed at creating mechanisms that will support Integrated Pest Management though looking at pesticides-related policies, the role of the various stakeholders and innovative (technical) solutions. Participants will enhance their ability to identify and solve problems in Integrated Pest Management and food safety. It entails a mix of lectures, discussions, group work, excursions and fieldwork. Meeting colleagues from other countries with similar interests leads to mutual learning.
The basic prerequisite for participation in this course is active interest and professional experience in this field. Participants should be proficient in English, and have at least a BSc degree or an equivalent academic qualification.
Upon completion of the course you will:
- better understand the role of primary production in food chains in achieving food safety;
- know the link between Integrated Pest Management, food safety as a result of primary production, and the protection of the enviro... Read more
Growing demand for dairy products has led to a significant increase in public and private involvement and to new opportunities for a range of stakeholders. This 2 weeks course will enable participants in designing and implementing dairy development strategies in emerging economies. This course will use a mix of lectures, discussions, group work and field trips to offer background, theoretical foundations, as well as practical approaches for production and market development. The dairy sector of both the EU and the global south economies will be considered in the lectures. Taking the participants’ own situation as a starting point, we will analyse the current condition, explore options that are already available for further development and design new dairy systems in a responsible manner.
The basic prerequisite for participation in the course is active interest and professional experience in this field. Participants should be proficient in English, and have at least a BSc deg
Jijiga University of Ethiopia is planning to organize the 2nd International conference on “Narrowing the disparity Gaps among marginalized population in Africa”: Advancing Food and nutrition in Africa. Tentatively the conferences will be held on the coming Dec 29-31, 2017 at Jijiga city of Somali regional state, Ethiopia.
In this event the following sub-themes are selected for the scientific scholars to deliver their speech and share their research findings and show policy direction. Sub themes and the specific themes will be as follows:
1. Food Security:
• Food insecurity among marginalized population in
• Factors contributing food insecurity in Africa
• Climate stress and food security in Africa
2. Evidence based interventions of the food and nutrition worldwide:
• Safety net and emergency interventions (Positive and negative aspects)
• Agricultural interventions, what works and does not
• Social and Cultural aspects in implem... Read more
It is a pleasure to invite you to the 1st World Congress on Innovations for Livestock Development. The event will be held from 26th to 30th June 2016, at Sentrim Elementaita Lodge, Nakuru, Kenya.
The congress is organized by the European Union-funded iLINOVA project (www.ilinova.org) which is a collaboration between Egerton University, Kenya, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Malawi, and Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria.
The theme for the congress is “Fostering Innovations for the Livestock Industry”. The sub-themes for the congress include: (a) Innovation input systems; (b) Sustainable production systems; (c) Livestock marketing, agribusiness, food quality and safety; (d) Role of gender and crosscutting issues in livestock development.
You can register now at http://www.wcild.org to confirm your participation.
Please feel free to contact us at email@example.com or call +254512217684/5 or +25472957547/2 if you need more information or clarifications.... Read more
The importance of product and food safety was highlighted by many key note speakers during the conference. One breakout session dealt with food safety issues, it was chaired by ADECOR, Rwanda's consumer organisation, Mr. Alphonse Karabaranga. Key powerpoint presentations used in the session is available via the link below:
Ms. Antoinette MBABAZIi - Rwanda Standard Board
The full report of the conference is available HERE.
When five per cent of milk fails to meet standards, you have a problem with milk. When 50 per cent does not meet standards, you have a problem with standards. In developing countries, perishable food is mostly sold in informal markets and often does not meet national food safety standards. Government regulation in informal markets has not improved food safety in the past and formalization does not guarantee safe food. New approaches, based on gradual improvements and an inclusive path to formalization, show greater promise. A scheme to train and legitimize dairy traders in Kenya has revealed benefits for public health, farmers, vendors and consumers. But governments must withstand pressure from vested interests and show genuine commitment to supporting progressive, effective and inclusive Policies if these are to be successful.
Read the entire report here