Posted By in Inclusive Agribusiness
Posted yesterday at 01:14

the 2018 State of Inclusive Business

On December 13, 2018, GlobeScan and Business Call to Action (BCtA) hosted a webinar to discuss the results of the 2018 State of Inclusive Business Survey.

This dynamic and insightful conversation featured Stuart L. Hart – one of the world’s top authorities in inclusive business – who shared his reflections on the survey findings and answered your questions on the current and future state of inclusive business.

The full panel included:

Stuart Hart, Professor, University of Vermont’s Grossman School of Business

Paula Pelaez, Head of BCtA

Eric Whan, Director, GlobeScan

Check out this page for the full webinar presentation deck and recordings:

Launched at the United Nations in 2008, Business Call to Action (BCtA) is a global joint advocacy platform providing public recognition for the private sector’s contribution to development. The 2018 State of Inclusive Business Survey was carried out t

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Posted By in Inclusive Agribusiness
Posted 20 August 2018 at 07:32

Carol Gribnau,  director of the Hivos global Green Energy and Green Food programs writes on IPC about

Joint Action Needed to Reform our Food System

Read the full article HERE.

Come 2030, we will not have healthy and affordable food if we continue with business as usual. But no one institution can single handedly change the course of our food system. The key to ensuring a sustainable food system is involving a diverse group of actors – from smallholder farmers to government – to generate ideas for change, together.

Everyone recognizes the need for multi-stakeholder collaboration, but it’s good to understand exactly what we’re talking about. 

Hivos applies a “Lab” approach in several countries. It allows for a tailored approach and helps the actors move from global to national and local platforms. Given the complexity of food systems, local platforms are likely to be the most effective. 

The transformation towards sustainable food systems requires involving key actors,

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FAO Agroecology Symposium

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  03 April 2018 to 05 April 2018 - All Day Event

There is a broad consensus that agroecology can be instrumental in achieving a wide range of policy, environmental and food security targets, from sustainability related goals to the reduction of rural poverty.

Building on the 1st International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition, held in Rome in 2014, and the subsequent regional seminars organized in 2015 and 2016, FAO will host the 2nd International Symposium on Agroecology: Scaling Up agroecology to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in April 2018.

This second symposium aim at moving agroecology from dialogue to activities at the regional and country level by providing an opportunity for sharing ideas and experiences, while discussing policies and actions that can support agroecology in achieving the SDGs and accompany the decade of Family Farming.

The Symposium will take a multi-stakeholder, multi-sectorial and multi-disciplinary approach. About 400 participants are expected to attend, from policy-mak

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 19 January 2018 at 10:02

Digital 4 development prize Belgium (new deadline feb 21)

French here:

Prize D4D is a biennial initiative in line with the policy priorities of the Belgian development cooperation to use digitisation and (new) technologies as a lever for development. The combination of both responsibilities, ' Development Cooperation ' and ' Digital Agenda ', in the portfolio or Minister Alexander De Croo offers a range of unique possibilities. One of these opportunities is the Prize D4D.

For more information, the entry rules and other documents, we refer to the Prize D4D website:

Closing of the call for applications: Wednesday February 21, 2018

The innovation fair and the award ceremony will take place at the Royal Museum for Central Africa in the autumn or 2018.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have questions regarding PrizeD4D.

Wim Goris The deadline for the Digital ' Prize for Development (D4D) ' is extended until Wednesday, February 21, 2018!

10 months 1 week ago

Wim Goris Cher monsieur, Chère Madame,Maintenant que la date limite pour l'appel à propositions est passé, tous les projets présentés pour la catégorie ' iChoose ' (le prix du public) sont placés sur le site web. Tout le monde peut voter pour ses projets favorites jusqu ' à vendredi 11 mai 2018. Le but du Prix D4D est promouvoir la digitalisation the comme un levier pour le développement. La digitalisation n'est donc pas une fin and soi. Prière de vous assurer que votre choix pour le prix du public et directement au développement des initiatives envisage contributor spécifiquement durable.Voter est possible via le lien suivant:,Now that the deadline for the Prize Digital for Development (D4D) has passed, we have posted all the entries for the category ' iChoose ' (public award) online. Everyone can now vote for his/her favourite submission (s) until Friday 11 May 2018. Prize D4D promotes digitisation as a lever for development. We would like to emphasize that digitisation is not considered as a goal in itself. While voting for your favourite submission, please take into account the extent to which the submission specifically and contributes directly to sustainable development.Voting is possible via the following link: regardsDiana Di NittoResponsible ' Price Digitization for Development 'Royal Museum for Central Africa/Musée royal de l'Afrique centraleLeuvensesteenweg 13B-3080 TervurenT + 32 (0) 2

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 8 December 2017 at 12:10

How the European Union joins trade dynamism with sustainable development

Embedding a multilateral approach is pivotal to the EU’s ethos on trade and sustainable development

See interesting blog, link:

Extract: The European Union (EU) is at the vanguard of marrying the values of sustainable development with the economic engine of trade. Through the incorporation of comprehensive commitments on environmental and labour provisions in all its bilateral trade agreements the EU aims to build free and fair trading relationships. This is a reflection of EU determination to strengthen and uphold the international community’s journey that began with the Millennium Development Goals and the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20) and has culminated with the United Nations 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Mapping across

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 17 October 2017 at 02:51

Résultats du Développement Néerlandais en 2016, Site Web!

Sur ce site Internet, le ministère des Affaires étrangères des Pays-Bas présente les résultats que les Pays-Bas, avec des partenaires nationaux et internationaux, ont obtenus dans le domaine de la coopération au développement en 2016.

Jetez un coup d'oeil à ce site très informatif, avec des informations sur les pays, les pays et les thèmes:

Développement durable inclusif.

L'Investissement  dans le développement durable inclusif est payant. Cela s'est également confirmé en 2016. Le nombre de personnes vivant dans l'extrême pauvreté a encore été réduit à moins de 10% de la population mondiale. En 2010, ce chiffre était de 22% (et en 1990 de 47%).

Rendre les flux de commerciaux  et d'investissement durable n'est pas une mince affaire dans une économie mondiale imprévisible. Le changement climatique ne mène pas seulement à la sécheresse à long term

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 19 September 2017 at 11:48

Dutch Development Results - Website!

With this website, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs presents the results that the Netherlands, together with national and international partners, has achieved in the field of development co-operation in 2016.

Have a look at this very informative website, with information on country level, countries and themes:  

Inclusive sustainable development

Investing in inclusive sustainable development pays off. This was also apparent in 2016. The number of people living in extreme poverty has been further reduced to less than 10% of the world’s population. In 2010, this figure was 22% (and in 1990 it was 47%).

Making trade and investment flows sustainable is no easy feat in an unpredictable global economy. Climate change is not only leading to long-term drought but also to major flooding. And for truly equitable development to exist, attention must be paid to the disadvantaged position of women and girls. The Netherlands conti

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AgriProFocus Indonesia Great report, thank you!

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Toto suryawan Good jobs

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 18 September 2017 at 09:09

[Report] The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World

The vision of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls on all countries and stakeholders to work together to end hunger and prevent all forms of malnutrition by 2030. This ambition can only be fulfilled if agriculture and food systems become sustainable, so that food supplies are stable and all people have access to adequate nutrition and health. The start of the 2030 Agenda coincided with the launch of the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016–2025), adding impetus to these commitments by providing a time-bound, cohesive framework for action.

This year’s edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World marks the beginning of a new era in monitoring the progress made towards achieving a world without hunger and malnutrition, within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Specifically, the report will monitor progress towards

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Paul Marivate Thanks. I am currently writing an academic working paper on food security. I am also engaged in food security projects in the Limpopo Province in South Africa 

1 year 3 weeks ago

Posted By in Sustainable Agriculture
Posted 28 August 2017 at 08:52

The significance of soils and soil science towards realization of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Article by Keesstra, S. D., Bouma, J., Wallinga, J., Tittonell, P., Smith, P., Cerdà, A., Montanarella, L., Quinton, J. N., Pachepsky, Y., van der Putten, W. H., Bardgett, R. D., Moolenaar, S., Mol, G., Jansen, B., and Fresco, L. O. Published 2016

This article was quoted today, at the start of the start of the Wageningen Soil Conference 2017, see blog post by chair Jacob Wallinga through this link:

Abstract. In this forum paper we discuss how soil scientists can help to reach the recently adopted UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the most effective manner. Soil science, as a land-related discipline, has important links to several of the SDGs, which are demonstrated through the functions of soils and the ecosystem services that are linked to those functions (see graphical abst

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Akibodé Djodji L'importance des sols et de la science des sols dans la réalisation des objectifs de développement durable des Nations Unies  Article par Keesstra, SD, Bouma, J., Wallinga, J., Tittonell, P., Smith, P., Cerdà, A., Montanarella, L., Quinton, JN, Pachepsky, Y., van der Putten, WH , Bardgett, RD, Moolenaar, S., Mol, G., Jansen, B. et Fresco, LO Publié en 2016  Cet article a été cité aujourd'hui, au début du début de la Wageningen Soil Conference 2017, voir la publication du blog par la chaise Jacob Wallinga à travers ce lien:  Http://

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Webinar about Agribusiness and the SDGs

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  12 July 2017, 14:30-16:00

You can also read in Myanmar language below.

Hi everyone.

Here is a webinar developed by Oxfam and funded by the Swedish Government. They cordially invite you to attend their free webinar on Agribusiness and the SDGs:

How the Agribusiness Sector in ASEAN can embrace the Sustainable Development Goals on Wednesday July 12th, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm (MMT)

Register Here:

The webinar is Developed by Oxfam and funded by the Swedish Government.In this webinar they discuss about the report ( ) and this report is highlights the advantages of incorporating the SDGs into agribusiness planning across the sector. Companies can also use their presentation report as a tool to assess which SDGs are most relevant to their businesses and the impact they have, especially on issues such as smallholder inclusion and gender inequality, while also scoping opportunities to incorporate the SDGs

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 10 July 2017 at 12:08

Today is the start of the High-level Political Forum at the United Nations in New York! It is a central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. This campaign by some of our Dutch members, raises awareness on Women Economic Empowerment.

Join the #HLPF2017 #FlowNL Twitter storm on women's economic empowerment from 10 to 14 July #genderequality #SDG5!  

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 22 March 2017 at 07:25

Joint SDG research initiative - Tackling Global Challenges through Use-Inspired Research  (Call with deadline 23 May) 

NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development has joined forces with seven Dutch research organisations to make funding available for use-inspired research tackling global challenges to the benefit of the most vulnerable people in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs). Applications can be submitted by a senior researcher at one of the seven co-funding Dutch research organisations (Delft University of Technology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, UNESCO-IHE, University of Amsterdam, Utrecht University, VU University Amsterdam, Wageningen University & Research).

The main applicant must collaborate in a consortium executing the project and consisting of at least: one of the co-funding Dutch research organisations, and; one research organisation or practitioner organisation located in the Low and Middle Income Country (ies) that t is (are) targeted.

Members of this platform

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Posted By in Finance Worldwide
Posted 15 May 2016 at 03:29

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals - the Role of Financial Inclusion

CGAP, Leora Klapper, Mayada El-Zoghbi, and Jake Hess

pour la version française de cet article, s'il vous plaît voir ci-dessous

Given the increasingly clear link between financial inclusion and development, governments should continue to push for greater access to and use of financial services.

On 25 September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, along with a new set of development goals that are collectively called the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Agenda is a culmination of many years of negotiation and was endorsed by all 193 member nations of the General Assembly, both developed and developing—and applies to all countries. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon noted that “the new agenda is a promise by leaders to all people everywhere. It is an agenda for people, to end poverty in all of its forms—an agenda for the planet, our common ho

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Successful Public Private Partnerships

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  04 May 2016, 18:30-20:30
  Rayburn House Office Building, Washington DC, USA

How do private and the development sector effectively contribute towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals?

Join ICCO USA, Heineken and Winrock for a lunch event featuring successful examples of PPP’s, the challenges and share lessons learned. The event will bring together global political, business, and civil society leaders in Washington D.C. to focus on the role of private sector and NGOs in SDG implementation. Leaders will be offered a platform to highlight concrete steps forward, and discuss potential partnerships.

Event Details:

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM (EDT; Washington DC)

Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC

Welcome with lunch. Lunch is served from 12.30 PM

1 PM

  • ICCO CEO Marinus Verweij gives an introduction to the topic
  • ICCO’s David Kamukama explains which elements are key to success in linking Ethiopian farmers to an international malt barley value chain
  • WINROCK/EUCORD Henk Knipscheer discusses lesso

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 9 March 2016 at 10:03

AgriProFocus Corporate Annual Plan 2016

The world of 2015 has shown us that interconnectedness is the norm. More than ever, we depend on each other for our safety, economic development and food security, for example. The Global Goals For Sustainable Development are a timely and urgent backdrop to take up many of the present challenges together. In the light of its mission to promote farmer entrepreneurship, AgriProFocus has a solid basis to contribute to: Goal 2: Zero Hunger; Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production; Goal 13: Climate Action; Goal 15: Life on land. 

Policy pillars Dutch government

The AgriProFocus network underscores the key policy pillars for food security of the Dutch government: eradicating hunger and malnutrition; sustainable and inclusive growth of the agricultural sector and creating ecologically sustainable food systems. Within this broader policy framework, AgriProFocus supports the Dutch government pledge for increased coherence. More in particular the network empha

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Humphrey S. Chilewa Great. This is a good platform to discuss issues related to agricultural development. Together we will be able to make a difference.

2 years 9 months ago

Cabinet GLOBAL NOVAT I share with joy, Selected objectives AgriProfocus occurrence in Goal 2: Zero Hunger; Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production; Goal 13: Climate Action; Goal 15: Life on land, to contribute to the eradication of hunger and malnutrition; sustainable and inclusive growth in agriculture and the creation of environmentally sustainable food systems. In Benin, the Global Novat firm will actively collaborate with AgriProfocus Benin for achieving these goals in metrs possible. Yours Ms Anne Marie.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 18 September 2015 at 02:07

Sommet des Nations Unies pour adopter les nouveaux objectifs mondiaux de développement durable (l'objectif 'zero faim' inclu)

25-27 Septembre 2015 - Les dirigeants et les hauts responsables politiques des États membres de l'ONU se trouveront à New York au Sommet des Nations Unies pour adopter les nouveaux objectifs mondiaux de développement durable pour les 15 prochaines années. Le document final du sommet, "

Transformer notre monde : le Programme de développement durable à l’horizon 2030", qui comprend 17 objectifs de développement durable, a été accordé par les 193 Etats Membres de l'ONU en Août de 2015. José Graziano da Silva, Directeur général de la FAO, participera à plusieurs événements au Sommet, y compris le dialogue interactif 1 sur l’éradication de la pauvreté et de la faim, et l’événementMobiliser la Génération Faim Zéro.

Pour plus d'information: voir le lien suivant: )

ONG GBEWA Merci pour le partage

3 years 2 months ago

Idrissa BA Merci Nicole pour le partage de cet article très informatif sur le s nouveaux objectifs du développement durable

3 years 2 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 18 September 2015 at 02:02

UN summit to adopt the post-2015 SDGs next week 

Formal adoption of the 'zero hunger' target 

25 to 27 September 2015 – Leaders and senior politicians from UN Member States will be in New York for the UN Sustainable Development Summit to adopt new global goals for the next 15 years. The summit outcome document, “Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, which includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals, was agreed on by the UN’s 193 Member States in August 2015. 

José Graziano da Silva, FAO's Director-General, will participate  in several events at the Summit, including interactive dialogue 1 on Ending poverty and hunger, and Mobilizing Generation Zero Hunger

For background reading, you may use the FAO website:

Several blogs and other articles:

(en francais, voir le lien suivant: )

Nicole Metz A blog word reading, on the same topic: Taking action: why national ownership of the Sustainable Development Goals is vital to success. Link:

3 years 2 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 21 April 2015 at 09:55

Agriculture plays a central role in the Sustainable Development Goals

I just saw a very nice interactive essay that has been launched at the United Nations by agricultural coalition Farming First (AgriProFocus is a partner of Farming First), visualising the critical role that agriculture will play in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals currently being negotiated.

The interactive essay can be viewed HERE

“Agriculture is the common thread connecting the SDGs together,” comments Sue Carlson, Chair of the World Farmers Organisation’s Women’s Committee and Farming First spokesperson. “Agriculture isn’t only about ending hunger and malnutrition; it is relevant to a broad range of the development issues currently being discussed.”

The data builds a strong case for agriculture’s role in achieving many of the United Nations’ targets. The Farming First coalition is bringing this to the attention of negotiators and policymakers at the United Nations in New York, advocating for conti

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