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International agrifood conference IFAMA 2020

The Rotterdam region will host the 30th edition of IFAMA. This prestigious conference will be held from 15-18 June 2020. This four-day event will bring 1,000+ agrifood professionals and students together from all over the world.

The participants of IFAMA represent over 50 different countries with a mixture of governmental representatives, professionals varying from start ups to multinationals, farmers and growers, and academics from (inter-)national leading universities in the field of agrifood.

The conference is organized by IFAMA and Rotterdam Food Cluster (a City of Rotterdam initiative), in partnership with, University of Leiden, University of Delft, Erasmus University Rotterdam (LDE), Wageningen University & Research, WICaNem and Inholland University of Applied Sciences.

IFAMA 2020: Food for the Future

IFAMA 2020 addresses today’s pressing food and agricultural challenges drawing upon the triple helix expertise of academics, businesses and
government.

Global challenges and goals concerning human development and sustainability are transforming today’s agrifood business, impacting daily operations and future strategic outlooks. The transition to a sustainable economy is complex. As is the challenge of producing enough safe and healthy food for a growing world population. Businesses, governments, knowledge institutions and other stakeholders all play a crucial role in the transition to a sustainable agrifood industry.

IFAMA 2020 aims to bring together agrifood changemakers, food entrepreneurs, renowned academics, young talent and other relevant stakeholders to address tomorrow’s sustainable agrifood business for producing ‘Food for the Future’. 

IFAMA and Rotterdam

Rotterdam, the most innovative food hub in the Netherlands, invites you to join IFAMA 2020! Despite being small in size, The Netherlands is the world’s second largest exporter of agricultural products and its dynamic agrifood and horticultural sector excels in the field of innovative and efficient production. Renowned academics and students collaborate closely and successfully with food entrepreneurs and local governments in a triple helix, creating a breeding ground for innovative solutions. For more information, check Rotterdam Food Cluster.

The mission of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) is “Food security by 2050” and this international organization mobilizes the food and agribusiness industry, academia, research and students to debate and discuss matters related to its mission. In 2020, IFAMA will have achieved the milestone of being active for 30 years and has chosen Rotterdam as the place to celebrate this prestigious occasion. www.ifama.org

Testimonials

“With ‘future creating themes’ IFAMA proves its worth and facilitates an active 30-year presence in a highly disruptive and ever changing world. IFAMA practices what it preaches, “adapt, create or die.”

– Prof. Johan van Rooyen, University of Stellenbosch, IFAMA President

“IFAMA’s endeavour for over two and a half decades has been to provide a platform which brings together the Agricultural business world; comprising of Industry, Academicians & Students with a defined purpose. These forums are multi focal and meant to contemplate challenges being faced by the agriculture industry, provide new insights into exemplar industry practices and academic research, spark thoughts and contemplation based on new insights and experiences, besides acting as a platform for all participants to build bonds & network outside and within the precincts of the forum.”

– Raj Vardhan, Olam, board member IFAMA