Parallel Sessions Thursday 18 June

Parallel Sessions: World of Meat 

A growing world population unavoidable carries the consequence of an increased demand for food. And this in turn has put pressure on land and water usage, biodiversity and GHG-limits. In today’s topic, the World of Meat, we explore possible solutions to these challenges.

Reducing Livestock Emissions

How can livestock farms contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gasses, nitrogen and other ecological harmful emissions? In this session, we explore proven technologies and new innovations together.

How to Optimize Residual Streams

How high a level of circularity can we achieve by optimizing our residual streams? During this session, we will look at examples from the Dutch meat industry in terms of efficient usage of residual streams.

Circular Manure Processing

How can we valorize manure? More and more attention is being paid to manure as a way to compensate the use of chemicals. In this session we will discuss the options for using manure in circular processes, and how this compares to, among others, the import of phosphates.

Parallel Sessions: World of Arable Farming

How we deal with our arable land now and in the future, will be a defining principle in food safety worldwide. Within today’s topic, high yields, water management, soil degredation and chemical use are all part of the discussion, and we invite you to think critically as we explore possibilities for the future of arable farming. Come share your insights with us!

Restoring Arable Land

How do we make better use of the land we have available to us? How do we restore land that is not yet arable? We invite you to explore avenues of collaboration and get inspired by success stories of restoration, so more land can feed more people.

Efficient Land Production

If we had to choose, should we opt for CRISPR over biological breeding? Regarding crop yields and the challenges land use poses for arable farming – legally, politically but also ecologically, for example – this is an urgent question that will be addressed in this session.

Nature-Inclusive Agriculture

What are the possibilities of nature-inclusive agriculture? In this session we explore how to utilize and protect biodiversity, while producing food with the shortest possible cycles and within the boundaries of nature and environment.

Parallel Sessions: Smarter choices for better health and sustainability

Sustainability Challenges for Brazil as Global Food Supplier: Past, Present and Future

Besides all the advancements in food niches and trends, every year, around 1 million hectare s per year is converted into arable land. Can this be done in a sustainable (profit, people and planet) way? How to deal and communicate with business to business buyers and final consumers in a world of social media and pressures over agriculture and animal production?


  • Simon Veldt (Holambra)
  • Jose Luís Cutrale Junior – (Cutrale, Orange Juice Supplier)
  • Aurelio Pavinatto (SLC Agricola)
  • Victor Campanelli (Campanelli Farms)
  • Edivar Villela de Queiroz (Minerva Foods)

Sustainable Insect Value Chains for Food and Feed in Europe

What role can insects fulfil in the European food value chain? In this session, SUSINCHAIN partners will present on the possibilities of insect-derived products and how they might capture more interest in the European market. The last half hour of the session will be devoted to discussion with the audience.


  • T. Veldkamp (WUR)
  • H. Katz (Hermetia Baruth)
  • S. Smetana (DIL)

Agri-food ecosystems dynamics and shared values; Hot topics in cattle value chains

What does the future of meat look like? This session will present some of the most critical issues, trade, animal welfare, nutrition of cattle and humans, meat and sustainability based on scientific information and data. Afterwards, we invite you to participate in discussion with our panellists.


  • D. Vetter (Vice Chair, Agriculture, Food and Trade & General Manager, Public Affairs at Edelman)
  • J. Swanson (Michigan State University)
  • A. Adesogan (University of Florida)
  • J. Swanepoel
  • P. Fajersson (University of Veracruz)

Opportunities and Challenges for the North American Produce Industry to Grow a Healthier World

How does the North American produce industry attract talent, adopt technology and enhance sustainability? Four industry executives (1 each from Mexico, Canada, USA, and the Netherlands) and a representative from the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) will hold a TED-style talk and answer questions about this problem and how to increase the demand for healthier food options.


Information about additional sessions on Health and Sustainability will follow soon.

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