In the December Newsletter, the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) indicates that Food and Nutrition Security in conflict sensitive areas is nowadays high on the policy agenda and a priority theme of the Platform. In the newsletter a report is presented about the recent Food _ Stability mission to the Horn of Africa, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and FAO, joined by the F&BKP.
Furthermore the Platform shares an inventory by Nuffic on Dutch-African partnerships in support of SHAEA; an update on the food systems approach and insights of the 2018 Global Nutrition Report.
The rewarded projects under the LEAP-Agri and the Seed Systems Development call are also presented; and the findings of several Global Challenges Programme (GCP) projects and an interview with a team member of the research consortium of the successful GCP aquaponics project.Read more
In order to improve the relevance of agricultural higher education and research for labour markets and for evidence-based policy making on rural transformation in Africa, the regional project Strengthening Higher Education for Agri-Food Transformation in Africa (SHAEA) is being developed.
SHAEA is a proposed regional loan of the World Bank to six African countries for the structural enhancement of agricultural faculties in a set of regional anchor universities. To create mutual benefit and set up sustainable cooperation networks, one of the identified activities to support the development of SHAEA was an inventory of existing institutional relations (academic and professional education, scientific and applied research) between the Netherlands and Africa (in the SHAEA countries in particular). The inventory was commissioned to Nuffic by the Food & Business Knowledge Platform.
The World Bank engaged in dialogue with the Regional Universi... Read more
Learning, action research and outreach – Making higher education boost food security,
12 - 30 March 2018, Wageningen, the Netherlands
for lecturers, trainers and researchers in tertiary agricultural education. What can you learn from this course? Listen to what our alumni have to say in this video.
After attending this course one participant said:
“Since I apply methods from this course in my classroom, my classes are always full”.
More information is available on the course webpage
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ICRA course: Learning, action research and outreach – Making higher education boost food security , from 30 October to 17 November 2017, in The Netherlands.
Lecturers, trainers and researchers in tertiary agricultural education attend this course. Development of labour market responsive curricula is an important aspect.
After attending one participant said, “Since I apply methods from ICRA’s course in my classroom, my classes are always full”.
How can you benefit from the course? Listen to what our Alumni have to say here.
Pay before 25 July and we offer a 10 % reduction on the tuition fee.