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Thursday October 12th @Amersfoort, The Netherlands.

Join us at NFP World Food Day 2023

Bringing together diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise, and facilitate discussions on innovative approaches, partnerships, and business models that promote sustainable agriculture, responsible sourcing, and equitable value chains.

The theme for this year’s event: Recognizing the role of the Private Sector in Creating Sustainable Food Systems. With this theme NFP puts the focus on the role the private sector plays in creating sustainable and inclusive food systems, as one of the partners within the so-called ‘diamond approach’ in partnerships with government, civil society and knowledge institutions.

The Program (Updated Sept. 15)

12:00 CET Doors open De Rijtuigenloods

13:30 Welcome

NFP CEO Ivo Demmers, 

WFD Moderator/Master of Ceremonies Simone van Trier

Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands 

Representative of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality of the Netherlands.

13:40 Opening Remarks by Steven Collet Deputy Director-General of International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands

13:50 Keynote Jan Low, Leader of the Sweet Potato for Profit and Health Initiative, International Potato Center, Co-Recipient of the World Food Prize 2016

14:00 Panel Discussion: Identifying the Role of the Private Sector in Creating Sustainable Food Systems

Margaret Shava, Ambassador of the Republic of Kenya in the Netherlands

Jan Low, Leader of the Sweet Potato for Profit and Health Initiative, International Potato Center, Co-Recipient of the World Food Prize 2016

Alex Datema, Director of Agri and Food, Rabobank

Thomas Westhoff, President, IAAS 2022-23, Member of the Supervisory Board, NFP

Danielle Hirsch, Director, Both Ends

14:30 Break and Networking

15:00-16:00 Side Events: More Side Event Details

-Investing in Agroecology Entrepreneurship to achieve Sustainable food systems

-Inclusive Finance for Sustainable Food Systems

-International responsible business conduct: from legal to moral to impact.

-The Private Sector as a Partner for Scaling Up Research in the Global South

-Cultivating Change: Climate Action through Private Sector Food Innovation

-Food Loss Reduction in Avocado and Dairy Value Chains in Kenya

-Saline Water & Food Systems Partnership - launch of the SalineAgro Map

-Informality matters: the vital role of the biggest Private Sector in creating sustainable food systems

-True Pricing: Beyond the oatmilk elite

-Striking a Balance Podcast: Navigating Dilemmas in Plant Breeders' Rights and Farmers' Rights

16:45 Closing Panel: How Far Are We Prepared to Go?

17:30 Drinks and Networking

18:30 Doors Close

Read More and Register on the WFD23 Page
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