The Mansholt lectures, named for the great Dutch European politician and thinker Sicco Mansholt, are organised by Wageningen University & Research to discuss European policy and issues in the domain of Wageningen University & Research: food, agriculture and sustainable livelihoods.
Mansholt lecture 2018
The 2018 Mansholt lecture is scheduled to take place on September 19th, at the exact same location as listed above.
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President of the Executive Board of Wageningen University & Research, Prof. dr. Louise O. Fresco gave a keynote speech and two documents were presented:
- The policy document ‘Food transition 2030’ focuses on the challenge to achieve the transitions to a sustainable, affordable, trustworthy and high-quality food system in the next decade or two that will fulfil the needs of a diverse and growing world population.
- The policy document ‘Towards a European Food and Nutrition policy’, examines current policies and practices before diving into the question how innovation can support a change towards better diets.
A forum with international experts hasl discussed both documents.
Mansholt lecture 2016
The first Mansholt lecture was organised in September 2016 with the title ‘towards a Common Agricultural and Food Policy’. This lecure emphasized the need to involve all stakeholders into a broader common agriculture & food policy. This in order to cope with five major challenges: food and nutrition security & safety, climate change & water and energy use, ecological impacts, healthy diet for a lifelong healthy lifestyle, and inequality.