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
Delphy and AgriProFocus have embarked on a tailor made training program for the A Zambian based Women Organization, Nsabo Yetu to strengthen the horticultural sector in the North-Western Province of Zambia.
The training which is projected to run until May 2019, will address the under performance of the horticultural sector in the area.
According to the project brief, it was noted that poor horticultural practices coupled with limited access to effective soil management technologies and lack of consistency in the production of horticultural produce has limited the farmer’s capacity to penetrate the chain store markets and potentially the export market.
‘’Current horticultural practices are low yielding and unsustainable, the women work with local varieties of vegetables leading to low yield and unfavourable quality. Meanwhile, there is a demand of high quality... Read more
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Program dari NUFFIC NICHE – Innocap untuk penguatan SMK Pertanian di Indonesia telah memasuki tahun kedua pelaksanaan. Program ini terbagi dalam tiga sektor dengan masing-masing SMK target yaitu: peternakan ruminansia, peternakan unggas, dan hortikultura. AgriProFocus bersama Program Diploma IPB memfasilitasi program Innocap di sektor ruminansia. Selain bertujuan transfer pengetahuan, pengalaman, dan keahlian Belanda dalam pengembangan sektor pendidikan hijau melalui pelatihan guru dan penguatan metode pengajaran, program ini juga ingin berkontribusi pada penyiapan lulusan agar lebih diakui kompetensinya di pasar kerja.
Dalam rangka itu, AgriProFocus memfasilitasi pembentukan komite penasihat lapangan kerja (workfield advisory committee). Komite ini terdiri dari sekolah, alumni, sektor swasta, lembaga pendidikan lain dan lembaga swadaya masyara... Read more
U Phe Saung Head of SAI department delivered the opening speech for the bizconnect workshop event. He said that “ welcome for this kind of event in the future to improve the linkages between SAI and private sector companies for future agriculture sector development. He believe that students can get opportunities for their future c... Read more
Etes vous intéressé par un master ou cours de coure durée? NUFFIC à travers son programme Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) lance un appel à candidature pour les personnes intéressés par une bourse néerlandaise pour un Master ou cours de courte durée.
Toutes les informations sont disponibles sur le site de NUFFIC https://www.nuffic.nl/en/capacity-building/orange-knowledge.
Ces bourses sont uniquement ouvertes pour des personnes déjà en activité professionnelle.
Avant d'envoyer votre candidature vérifier que vous remplissez les critères d' éligibilité ci dessous:
Pour être éligible un candidat nommé:
- doit être professionnel (employé) et national, et travailler et vivre dans l'un des pays de la liste des pays OKP;
- doit avoir une déclaration de l'employeur conforme au format fourni par Nuffic. Toutes les informations doivent être fournies et tous les engage... Read more
From 5th to 4th December, a delegation from the Myanmar State Agricultural Institutes (SAIs) visited the Netherlands - as part of the 4-year NICHE project to upgrade agricultural education. 17 members of the so-called Education Support Team had an opportunity to visit agricultural schools, farms and other projects. For many SAI teachers and managers it was the first time they traveled abroad Aye Aye Nyein, senior consultant at MDF Asia Myanmar, accompanied the team. She says "We had studied the TVET education system of Netherlands.Water management ,Wind mills and Dike construction, Delta project to have knowledge on water management and the important of Dikes and Dam for Netherlands. Studied & visit at Rotterdam, milking cows farm established by a n owner who was the fellow of Wellant College. Learning and observation of background history of DUTCH culture at Museum in Amsterdam . I hope that we can learn a lot... Read more
ICCO has been cooperating with RDA for over one year now. ICCO/Kerk in Actie supports its work in and around Paungde township (Bago region), where RDA works on capacity building and market linkages for 1,200 smallholder farmers producing blackgram and other crops. As part of ICCO’s Civic Engagement Alliance for lobby & advocacy, RDA advocates for better access to good quality pulses and rice seeds for smallholders. RDA is also collaborating in a number of other partnerships, such as the Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund... Read more
The Netherlands Development Organization (SNV) is an international not-for-profit development organization working in over 30 developing countries for more than 40 years. SNV has been working in Rwanda since 1980 and is active in all of SNV's three sectors: Agriculture, Renewable Energy, and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.
SNV Rwanda in Dutch consortia led by BMB Mott MacDonald, and Capacity Development and Employment Services Board (CESB) of Rwanda are implementing the project “Education for Agricultural Development” (SEAD), contributing to sustainable food security in Rwanda (running until mid-2021). The project is funded through a grant from the Kingdom of the Netherlands under the NICHE 2 program (Netherlands Initiative for Capacity Development in Higher Education) which is managed by NUFFIC. The primary beneficiaries of SEAD project are the relevant universities of Rwanda and polytechnics/IPRCs and, ultimately, the private sec... Read more
On March 31 and April 1, MDF Myanmar, Holland Alumni Association Myanmar (HAAM), Golden Plain and AgriProFocus Myanmar organized a Nuffic Alumni event about food security in Yangon.
All Myanmar professionals that studied in the Netherlands or received training from a Dutch institution were invited to network and learn about hot topics related to food security. Furthermore, Dutch and Myanmar companies, NGO’s, farmers organizations and even members of parliament active in the food security sector attended the two day event.
On the first day, Ohnmar Khaing, Myanmar Program Manager at the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), introduced the food security framework and current debates. Participants then were invited to share their own ideas about lessons learned and opportunities in shaping food security in Myanmar in a world cafe discussion.
The aft... Read more
MDF Asia, Holland Alumni Association Myanmar (HAAM), Golden Plain and AgriProFocus Myanmar are organizing a two day conference about challenges in achieving food security in Myanmar and the Dry Zone specifically. The aim of the conference is to bring together Nuffic Alumni from the agricultural sector and Dutch and Myanmar businesses, NGO’s and researchers to discuss innovative approaches to addressing challenges in achieving food security in Myanmar.
More information will follow soon. If you are interested to join, please send an email to email@example.com
Are you eager to develop your skills and knowledge in 2016? and work on your personal development and strengthen the organisation you work for? Do you want to exchange experience and knowledge with a group of like-minded professionals from all over the world and get updated on the newest developments in public health?
The NFP&MSP fellowship enables carefully selected professionals to join courses at MDF Head Office in The Netherlands. Free of charge!
Next application deadline:
*** 26 March 2016 ***
During the upcoming deadline, the following courses will be open for NFP and MSP applications:
Course date: 29 August - 23 September 2016
Application window NFP & MSP: 2 February - 26 March 2016
Course date: 17 - 28 Oct... Read more