Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (WCDI) invites you to a seminar on ‘Fighting food waste in Wageningen’, Thursday 27 September 2018.
About 30-40% of the food produced globally is lost post-harvest or wasted because it is never consumed. We need to be creative and tackle food loss and waste, because it is one of the ways to sustainably feed the world population, even when it reaches 9 billion people. In Dutch households more than 40 kg of food is wasted per person per year and the food losses by caterers, supermarkets and restaurants amount to 2,5 billion Euro per year.
Fighting food waste in Wageningen: Challenges and opportunities
Experts, policy makers and private sector leaders from Wageningen will address local opportunities to decrease food waste aiming at a sustainable community.
These questions are central to the seminar:
- How is local food waste connected to national and global food security and sustainability issues?
- What is the role of the local government in tackling food waste and in creating a sustainable circular economy?
- How can local businesses influence the reduction of food waste?
- What lessons can be learned from connecting businesses in the Netherlands with farmers in Kenya?
- And what do we need to do about consumer behaviour?
The participants of this seminar will be:
- Participants of the Lost Harvest and Wasted Food course, WCDI
- Students from Wageningen University
- Stakeholders from government, civil society and businesses in Wageningen
14:00 - Opening and welcome
14:10 - Key note by Irene Koomen, Expert Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation
14:30 - Lara de Brito,Wageningen city council
14:45 - Waste Watchers, Christiaan
15:00 - Debate
15:45 - The Ketchup Project, Anne Janssens
16:00 - Q&A and reflections
16:30 - Drinks and bites with Taste, Manon Franse
For more information and to register, click here.
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