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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
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 CloseRead More and Register on the WFD23 Page
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