Parallel Sessions Tuesday 16 June

Parallel Sessions: World of Horticulture

In the globablized market, sustainable production and food security are increasingly at risk. As more and more of the population moves into the cities, logistics and circularity become bigger and bigger problems. Today, we will discuss the possibilities of local, high-tech horticultural production chains near cities as (part of) the answer to these challenges. We will discuss the nearby future of global distribution networks and logistics hubs, and invite you to look at possibilities for increased circularity in production systems.

Succes Factors of Furture Horticulture Clusters

What is needed to drive the success of a high-tech horticulture cluster? This session will focus on the developments in the fields of genetics, production technologies and logistics for a future of sustainable production.

Circular Plant-based production systems

How do we integrate solutions for circularity into business practice on every level of the supply chain? It will be a joint effort to continue the development of efficient, circular plant-based production systems. This panel session focuses on the embedding of circular systems in business.

The triple Helix in Horticulture Clusters

What can we learn from the collaboration between regions? Cooperation of business, government and science will be an essential factor in the future of sustainable production. In this session, using China as an example, we will discuss the insights from such cooperation.

Parallel Sessions: Global Distribution Network & Logistics Hubs in a Global Value

As we become more connected, our problems become more complex. How do we cope with keeping the global food system secure while also taking sustainability, equality and policy into account? Today’s sessions will discuss the unforeseen consequences of new technologies or the overlooked consequences of development and sustainability policy, among other things.

Consequences of Sustainability in Agricultural Cooperatives

It goes without saying that sustainability is at the forefront of the discussion when it comes to the global food system. But how do local farmers and cooperatives deal with increasingly strict rules? We invite you to take part in this session on the analysis of cooperatives in sustainable agri-food systems.

Food Chain Transparency

What approach should companies take in their quest to become transparent? While there are many possibilities with which to achieve this, the question remains what is the dominant medium. In this session, speakers will discuss the pros and cons of data governance and the tough decisions companies face in their transparency policy.

Resilience of Agricultural Systems

How does the agricultural sector deal with shocks and stresses? In this session we first discuss the assessments of resilience in various regions in Europe. We then invite you to think along with how resilience can play out in different farms and different situations across the world.

Use of farm data in agricultural value chains

What approach should companies take in their quest to become transparent? While there are many possibilities with which to achieve this, the question remains, what is the dominant medium. In this session, speakers will discuss the pros and cons of data governance and the decisions companies face in their transparency policy.

Speaker: Kristian Moeller (Global Gap)

Sustainable Value Chain Solutions: What does it really take?

How can we use value chain mapping in our understanding of food security worldwide? This roundtable is organized by Value Chain Solutions and will discuss various use cases for value chains in East Africa. The key challenge is where to start, which steps to take, and which facts to trust. This session will focus on value chain use cases, specifically in Ethiopia and Tanzania, to extract the relevant insights which can be applied on a broader basis.

Speakers:

  • Tinus van Schoor
  • John Purchase (Agbiz)
  • Aaaron Tepperman (Bayer)

Agricultural Cooperatives and Agri-Food Systems

How can cooperatives facilitate their members in a transition towards sustainable agri-food systems? This business-meets-science session will discuss the challenges and opportunities that sustainability presents to agricultural cooperatives. With ever-increasing sustainability demands on agriculture and food, cooperatives, as a farmer-owner business, need to redesign their member-relationships.

Speakers:

  • M. Cook (University of Missouri)
  • A. van Nuland (NCR)
  • C. Iliopoulos (AGRERI)
  • M. Filippi (Université de Bordeaux)

Who is producing the food for the future? Pathways towards sustainable and resilient farming systems (role-play)

How does the agricultural sector deal with shocks and stresses? For systems to produce the food for the future, pathways towards sustainable and resilient farming systems need to be understood. In this session, we first discuss the assessments of resilience in various regions in Europe. We then invite you to think along with how resilience can play out in different forms and different situations across the world.

Speakers:

  • M. Meuwissen (WUR)
  • A. Balmann (IAMO)
  • M. Klompenhouwer (Rabobank)
  • K. Verkerk (FrieslandCampina)

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