Seminar

Seminar: Policy options for the food system

The global food system is expected to deliver on a formidable “triple challenge”: ensuring food security and nutrition; using natural resources sustainably, while contributing to climate change mitigation and adaptation; and providing a livelihood for farmers and other agents along the food chain. As part of its 2019-2020 Program of Work and Budget, the OECD Secretariat will look at the performance of the food system and at the role of policies in addressing this triple challenge.

Organised by OECD and Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality of the Netherlands
Date

Wed 4 September 2019 14:00 until Fri 6 September 2019 17:00

Venue Gaia, building number 101
Droevendaalsesteeg 3
101
6708 PB Wageningen
+31 317 48 16 00
Atlas, building number 104
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
104
6708 PB Wageningen
Room Gaia room 1 & 2 (4 September), Atlas room 1 & 2 (5 en 6 September)

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The joint OECD / Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality of the Netherlands meeting on 4-6 September aims to inform this workstream by taking a multi-angle perspective.

Programme

4th of September

4th of September
Session 1 – Toward sustainable food systems
14:00 - 14:05 14.0 Opening by Prof. dr. ir. Jack van der Vorst, Board of Directors of Wageningen University & Research and General Director of the Social Sciences Group
14:05 - 14:30 Prof. dr. ir. Louise O. Fresco, President of the Executive Board of Wageningen University and Research (WUR) The role of WUR in creating Sustainable Food Systems
14:30 - 14:45 Drs. Marjolijn Sonnema, Director General of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality of the Netherlands Circular agriculture in a food systems context
14:45 - 15:15 Dr. Roel Jongeneel and Dr. Anne-Charlotte Hoes of Wageningen University and Research (WUR) Position Paper: Next steps and examples
15:15 - 15:30 Open discussion on Position Paper Questions from the public
15:30 - 16:00 Tea break
Session 2 – How can a food systems approach lead to improved policy analysis and advice?
16:00 - 16:20 Jonathan Brooks Ph.D. OECD perspective
16:20 - 16:40 Dr. Martin.C.Th. Scholten, Board of Directors of Wageningen University & Research responsible and General Director of the Animal Sciences Group Global Research Alliance (GRA) perspective
16:40 - 17:30 Panel discussion Chaired by Jonathan Brooks Ph.D. – OECD Discussants: Jay Variyam, Director, Food Economics Division, Economic Research Services, USDA Michael Scannell, Director for Markets and Observatories, DG AGRI, European Commission
17:30 Closing by Prof Dr. Chair Jack van der Vorst Closing
18:00 Campus tour, dinner
More information about the speakers and penellists can be found below

5th of September

5th op September
09:30 Introduction and welcome
Session 1 – Scene setting, will set the scene and highlight that consumers need to be taken into account in the process of developing coherent policies to address the food system’s triple challenge.
09:45 Prof. Hans van Trijp, Wageningen University How does consumers’ behaviour shape the food system?
Céline Giner, Agricultural Policy Analyst, OECD Insights from previous FCAN The OECD
Henry Dimbleby, DEFRA lead non-executive director Consumers and the future UK national food strategy
Panel discussion - Representatives of civil society and the agro-food sector will react to the presentations in a panel discussion Panellists: Ian Noble, Senior Research, development and Quality Director, Mondelez International; Jago Pearson, Communications Director, Finnebrogue Artisan Representative from Friesland Campina; Cathryn Higgs, Food Policy Manager at Co-Operative Food
12:15 Lunch break
13:30 Session 2 – Potential instruments. Session 2 will provide examples of instruments that aim to foster changes in consumers and food chain stakeholders’ behaviours. Those instruments range from the provision of information to consumers through the revision of dietary guidelines and the introduction of front-of-pack labels to encouraging particular types of agreement between farmers, food chain stakeholders, public entities and consumers
Panel discussion Panellists: Michelle Gibbs, Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand; Geert van der Veer, Stichting Herenboeren; Marie Persson, Nordic Food Policy Lab; Betina Bergmann Madsen, Copenhagen Municipality, Denmark; Iveta Boskova, Czech Institute of Agricultural Economics and Information; Maria Paz, Chilean Ministry of Health; Shunichi Matsui, President of the Japan GAP Foundation
15:45 Tea break
16:00 Session 3 – Policy makers’ perspectives. Session 3 will discuss how demand-side strategies are considered by policy makers when addressing the food’s system triple challenge. Marina Bortoletti from UN Environment will focus her intervention on the UN Collaborative Framework for Food Systems Transformation. Panellists will provide insights based on their countries’ national food strategies.
17:30 Panel discussion Panellists: Marina Bortoletti, UN Environment; Guido Landheer, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, Netherlands; Michael Donohue, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada; Sanghyo Kim, Rural Economic Institute, Korea; David Gouveia, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development, Portugal
19:30 End of the FCAN meeting, dinner offered by the Dutch Government at the hotel Wageningsche Berg
More information about the speakers and penellists can be found below

6th of September

6th of September
09:30 - 09:45 Chair Dr. Anne-Charlotte Hoes Welcome, introduction program
09:45 - 12:00 Meet and Greet Carousel 10-14 researchers of Wageningen University and Research, University of Utrecht and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Ing. Karin Zimmermann (WEcR) Food, Nutrition Health Research Infrastructure (FNH-RI). Website
Dr. Jan Broeze (WFBR) Logistic systems
Dr. Joan Reijs with industry partner Sustainable Dairy Chains Website, Website2
Dr. Thom Achterbosch with industry partners Sustainability performance of European diets and food systems. Website
Dr. Pieter de Wolf (WPR) Circular Food system. Website
Ir. Wijnand Sukkel (WPR) Agriculture of the Future -integrated system approach. Website
Dr. Sjaak Wolfert (WEcR) Smart Farming. Website, Website -Smart Agri Food
Dr. Jan Hassink Care Farming. Website
Dr. Jeroen Candel (PAP) Food policy & governance. Website
Dr. Bram Bos (WLR) Rondeel, new egg system; good for farmers, hens and consumers. Website
Dr. Marcel Asseldonk Risk Management. Website
Dr. Jerry van Dijk Future Food Ambassador, Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development Future Food Lab. Website
12:00 Chair Dr. Anne-Charlotte Hoes Closing
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Excursion

Transport during the seminar

Wednesday 4th of September

At 12.30 the touring bus will arrive at Hotel de Wageningsche Berg to pick-up participants and leave at 13.00. The touring bus will also pick-up participants from Hotel Nol in ‘t Bosch and next stop at the Wageningen Campus building Gaia. After dinner the touring bus brings participants from the Impulse building at the Campus back to Hotel de Wageningsche Berg and Hotel Nol in ‘t Bosch at around 21.00.

Find information about public transport to:

For Hotel Nol in ‘t Bosch it is best to take a taxi. In sum regarding organising your own public transport around Wageningen:

  • Get from the train station Ede-Wageningen to the Campus with bus 84 or 88
  • Get from the train station Ede-Wageningen to Hotel de Wageningsche Berg take bus 84, 86 or 88 and transfer to bus 51 or 352 at Wageningen Bus station and get off at bus stop Wageningse Berg
  • Take a taxi for Hotel Nol in ‘t Bosch

Thursday 5th of September

At 8.30 the touring bus will arrive at Hotel de Wageningsche Berg and leave at 9.00. People staying at Hotel Nol in ‘t Bosch will be picked-up by the touring bus around 9.00-9.15. At 18.15 the touring bus will leave from the Campus to the Hotel Wageningsche Berg where dinner will be served. People staying at Hotel Nol in ‘t Bosch will have to take a taxi from Hotel Wageningsche Berg to Hotel Nol in ‘t Bosch after dinner.

Friday 6th of September

At 8.30 the touring bus will arrive at Hotel de Wageningsche Berg and leave at 9.00. People staying at Hotel Nol in ‘t Bosch will be picked-up by the touring bus around 9.00-9.15. At 13.15 the touring bus will leave for an excursion. At 17.00 you will arrive with the touring car at Utrecht train station were you can continue your journey back home. If requested the bus can make an additional stop at train station Ede-Wageningen.

Biographies of the speakers and panellists on 4th of September

Chair: Jack van der Vorst, member of the Board of Directors of Wageningen University & Research and General Director of the Social Sciences Group, WUR

Jack van der Vorst

Professor Jack G.A.J. van der Vorst is member of the Board of Directors of Wageningen University & Research and General Director of the Social Sciences Group comprising about 800 fte in three institutes: the Department of Social Sciences of Wageningen University, Wageningen Economic Research, and Wageningen Center for Development Innovation. Jack is Chair of the Steering Board of Wageningen Data Competence Center and is member of multiple national and international Advisory Boards, e.g. Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS), Cocoa Horizons Foundation, The Sustainability Consortium, Platform Multi-functionele Landbouw, and Supervisory Board of Florensis BV. Jack is Professor in AgriFood Supply Chain Logistics at Wageningen University, supervised over 20 PhD students and published 200+ academic and business papers. His research focuses on the development of innovative logistics concepts in AgriFood Supply Chain Networks.

Prof. Louise O. Fresco, President of the WUR Executive Board

Louise Fresco

Since July 2014 Professor Louise O. Fresco  is President  of Wageningen University & Research. She combines a long academic career as professor in Wageningen and Amsterdam, with various visiting professorships, with an extensive involvement in policy and development. She is a member of the Dutch Royal Academy of Sciences and of four foreign Academies, as well as Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Academy of Sciences of South Africa. She served for nearly ten years as Assistant-Director General at the a Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN, spent extensive periods in Africa, Asia and Latin America. She is also a member of the Trilateral Commission. In 2014 the EU Commission asked her to chair the Evaluation of the Seventh Framework Program for Research. She received two national prizes - Comenius and Groeneveld - for her work.

Marjolijn Sonnema, Director General of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality of the Netherlands

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Marjolijn Sonnema is Director General of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. September 2016 she started as Director General for Agriculture and Nature at the Ministry for Economic Affairs. Since October 2017 the Directorate-General Agro and Nature is part of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality and starting September 2018, she is Director General for Agriculture. Before she worked for different ministries: 13 years at the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature Management and Food, responsible for different fields: International Affairs, HRM and Industry and Trade; as interim manager for the Ministries of Justice and for Environment; 5 years at the Ministry of Economic Affairs as director Telecom Markets; 4 years as director for Nutrition, Health Protection and Prevention at the Ministry of Public Health, Welfare and Sports and later as director for Roads and Traffic Safety and deputy director general for Mobility at the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment. Marjolijn Sonnema (1961) studied Social and Economical Geography at the Universities of Groningen, Utrecht and Wageningen. Marjolijn is married and has 3 children.

Dr. Roel Jongeneel, WUR

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Dr. ir. Roel Jongeneel  is a Senior Scientist and policy analyst at Wageningen Economic Research and assistant professor at Wageningen University & Research. He is an expert with  respect to EU and national agricultural and environmental policies, the dairy sector, and market outlook assessments.

Dr. Anne-Charlotte Hoes, WUR

Anne-Charlotte Hoes

Dr. Anne-Charlotte Hoes  is an action-researcher at Wageningen Economic Research. Her expertise in (system) innovation, stakeholder engagement, reflexive monitoring and communication enables Anne-Charlotte to assist multi-actor initiatives to improve their strategy and realise transformative change.

Jonathan Brooks, Head of the Agro-food Trade and Markets Division Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD

Jonathan Brooks, Head of the Agro-food Trade and Markets Division Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD

Jonathan Brooks is Head of the Agro-Frood Trade and Markets Division in the OECD’s Trade and Agriculture Directorate, which produces with FAO the annual OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook and undertakes a range of analysis of the links between agricultural policies and markets. His own research has focused on the areas of agricultural policy, trade and development. Before joining OECD in 1999, Jonathan was a Lecturer at the University of Reading and worked on a range of consultancy projects. He has a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of California, Davis, an M.S. in Economics from Purdue University, and a B.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics. Prior to specialising in agricultural economics, he worked as a macroeconomist for Data Resources, Inc.

Martin Scholten, Board of Directors of WUR, responsible for Animal Sciences, Livestock Research, Bioveterinary Research and Marine Research

Martin Scholten

Dr. Martin.C.Th. Scholten is member of the Board of Directors of Wageningen University & Research responsible for Animal Sciences, Livestock Research, Bioveterinary Research and Marine Research. As an ecologist by background and now active in the field of agro-sciences, he introduced the principles of Feeding the World within the Carrying Capacity of Planet Earth, Livestock Farming with Care, A circular food production in a biobased society, and Disruptive Technologies in responsible innovation in Agribusiness. He is a valued advisor to the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality contributing to the vision of Minister Schouten Agriculture, nature and food: valuable and connected The Netherlands as a leader in circular agriculture. He is part of the leadership of the GRA (Global Research Alliance on agricultural greenhouse gasses), leading the Flagship Climate Smart Agriculture by Circularity.

Jay Variyam, Director, Food Economics Division, Economic Research Services, USDA

Jay Variyam

Jay Variyam is the Director of the Food Economics Division at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS). He leads ERS’s food policy research focused on food and nutrition assistance programs, food security, food markets, food safety, and consumer food choices. His major emphasis is the development and analysis of consumer and food market data, including food prices, household food purchases, consumer dietary behaviors, time use, and administrative data. Jay oversees the release USDA’s authoritative economics reports on U.S. domestic food security, access to healthy food by U.S. households, expenditures and nutritional quality of food acquired by food assistance program recipients, economic costs of foodborne illness, and monthly forecasts of U.S. food prices. He has published over sixty scholarly journal articles, USDA reports, and book chapters, on a range of topics including food labeling, obesity, food prices, consumer education, nutrition literacy, food assistance programs, and econometric methods. Jay is a steering committee member of the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) and a member of the Interagency Council on Human Nutrition Research. Jay holds a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from the University of Georgia.

Michael Scannell, Director for Markets and Observatories, DG AGRI, European Commission

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Michael Scannell is Director for Markets and Observatories in DG Agriculture in the European Commission. In this role he oversees the functioning of agricultural markets in the EU with a view to promoting market stability, competitiveness and farming incomes. He has held a number of senior positions in the Commission over a 27 year career focused on crisis management in the agri-food sector, trade negotiations on SPS issues, trade relations with non-EU countries and audit of control and compliance with regulatory requirements in the agri-food sector.  He also worked for eight years in the private offices of Commissioners with a focus EU policies on health, food safety, agriculture and trade. In this capacity he played a lead role on EU policies on tobacco control and the responses to the BSE and foot and mouth crisis. Mr Scannell is Irish and a graduate in economics and politics from University College Dublin.

Biographies of the speakers and panellists on 5th of September

Chair: Jay Variyam, Director, Food Economics Division, Economic Research Services, USDA

Jay Variyam

Jay Variyam is the Director of the Food Economics Division at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS). He leads ERS’s food policy research focused on food and nutrition assistance programs, food security, food markets, food safety, and consumer food choices. His major emphasis is the development and analysis of consumer and food market data, including food prices, household food purchases, consumer dietary behaviors, time use, and administrative data. Jay oversees the release USDA’s authoritative economics reports on U.S. domestic food security, access to healthy food by U.S. households, expenditures and nutritional quality of food acquired by food assistance program recipients, economic costs of foodborne illness, and monthly forecasts of U.S. food prices. He has published over sixty scholarly journal articles, USDA reports, and book chapters, on a range of topics including food labeling, obesity, food prices, consumer education, nutrition literacy, food assistance programs, and econometric methods. Jay is a steering committee member of the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) and a member of the Interagency Council on Human Nutrition Research. Jay holds a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from the University of Georgia.

Hans van Trijp, Wageningen University

Hans van Trijp

Prof.dr.ir. Hans C.M. van Trijp is the Chair of the Marketing and Consumer Behaviour Group of Wageningen University since 2001, a job he has combined for 15 year with a part-time affiliation as Senior Consumer Behaviour Scientist at Unilever Research and Development in Vlaardingen, The Netherlands. In terms of his scientific research output he has contributed high level publications both to the disciplinary academic field of marketing science and consumer behaviour, and to the applied fields of food and agribusiness.

Celine Giner, Agricultural Policy Analyst, OECD

Celine Giner

Céline Giner is an agricultural policy analyst working at the OECD in the Agro-Food Trade and Markets Division of the Trade and Agriculture Directorate (TAD). Céline leads TAD work on issues concerning the agro-food chain. She worked on value creation along the food chain and food price formation. Her current projects relate to the analysis of policies to address unhealthy food choices. Céline is the facilitator of the OECD Food Chain Analysis Network (FCAN).

Henry Dimbleby, DEFRA lead non-executive director

Henry Dimbleby

Henry Dimbleby co-founded the Leon restaurant chain, before going on to become Director of London Union, which runs some of London’s most successful street food markets. He was a co-founder of the Sustainable Restaurant Association and co-authored The School Food Plan (2013), which set out actions to transform what children eat in schools and how they learn about food. Henry Dimbleby was given the role of lead non-executive board member of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in March 2018. In June 2019 the Environment Secretary appointed Henry Dimbleby to lead the National Food Strategy.

Henry previously worked as a Strategy Consultant at Bain & Company (1995-2002) where he advised businesses on strategy, performance improvement and organisational design.

Ben Reynolds, Deputy Chief Executive, Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming, UK

Ben Reynolds

Ben has been working at Sustain since 2004, and managed Sustain’s award winning work with Jamie Oliver to get the government to adopt a sugary drinks tax. Ben was a founding member of the Sustainable Food Cities network launched in 2013, and more recently the UK’s Food Power network. He has also been a member of the Mayor’s London Food Board, edited the Jellied Eel Magazine, shortlisted for a Guild of Food Writers Award, set up the world’s largest urban food growing network, Capital Growth, and has advised internationally on creating and implementing urban food strategies. Ben is Sustain’s lead on the National Food Strategy.

Jago Pearson, Communications Director, Finnebrogue Artisan

Jargo Pearson

Jago is Communications Director at Finnebrogue Artisan, leading the firm’s public affairs engagement, media relations and business-to-business communications.

He heads up Finnebrogue's activity in driving the nitrite-free agenda, promoting more sustainable food production and works closely with Finnebrogue’s customers and partners to promote the world-beating products that we produce.

Jago was previously a director at one of London’s leading political communications and public relations firms, where he advised some of the highest profile campaigns, companies and charities in the UK, as well as former cabinet ministers, Members of Parliament and Members of the European Parliament.

Margrethe Jonkman, Global Director Research and Development, FrieslandCampina

Jonkman

Since 1997 dr. ir. Margrethe Jonkman works at Royal FrieslandCampina and from 2014 onwards she is leading the R&D program and organisation in the function of Chief Technical Officer. Every day FrieslandCampina provides millions of consumers all over the world with food that is rich in valuable nutrients from milk. With annual revenue of 11.3 billion euro FrieslandCampina is one of the world’s largest dairy companies. Her ancillary activities include member Supervisory Board University Medical Center Groningen and at the Global Dairy Platform; deputy chair of the board and chairing the Operational Committee.

Cathryn Higgs, Food Policy Manager at Co-Operative Food

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Cathryn is heads up policy, ethics and sustainability for the Co-operative Group. She leads a cross functional team that sets strategy and policy on  food production standards,  sourcing, human rights, environmental impacts and health and nutrition.  As well as providing advice and recommendations on business ethics, government policy and  legal and consumer affairs for teams within Food and across the Co-op family of businesses. She is a member of the Food Ethics Council and passionate about finding real, workable solutions to food systems challenges and championing a citizen approach to policy and decision making.

Michelle Gibbs, Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand

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Michelle Gibbs is a Senior Advisor in the Food Science team at the Ministry for Primary Industries with a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Otago. She has represented the New Zealand government on nutrition related issues at the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) and been part of a technical working group for the World Health Organisation Technical meeting on Nutrition Labelling for Promoting Healthy Diets. Within her current role she provides science and technical advice to inform the development, monitoring and review of nutrition related food standards and food policy.

Geert van der Veer, Stichting Herenboeren

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Put people in direct connection with their food, their farm and their farmer, and you automatically get the rural area that is valuable for society. With (in short) this conviction, Geert started Herenboeren and the Farming Communities perspective. Herenboeren-farms are small-scale cooperative farms owned by 200 people. They eat what their employed farmer grows at their request. Thousands of people in the Netherlands are already working on this new food system because they realize that this is what can help the Dutch rural area and many farmers. And also internationally, the attention for the cooperative farms is overwhelming. Before Geert started Herenboeren he was (among other things) employed with the Dutch Federation of Agriculture and Horticulture association and active in regional branding.

Marie Persson, Nordic Food Policy Lab

Persson

Marie is the project officer of the Nordic Food Policy Lab based at the Nordic Council of Ministers in Copenhagen. Through action oriented policy labs with partners, the Nordic Food Policy Lab curates and helps develop food policy tools and insights for health and sustainability. Before taking on this role, Marie worked for five years with the global food system sustainability research network Food Climate Research Network, based at the University of Oxford. She has experience from consultancies and internships with organizations in the field of international development cooperation; UNDP, Red Cross, Swedish NGO Forum Syd and smallholder farmer network COCOCH-Honduras.

Betina Bergmann Madsen, Copenhagen Municipality, Denmark

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Betina Bergman Madsen is chief procurement officer in the municipality of Copenhagen and a specialist in the procurement of sustainable and organic food for the municipality’s 900 kitchens. Since 2001, Copenhagen has had the goal to serve 90% organic food in all public caterings within the city – by 2016, the majority of the municipal kitchens reached or even outreached that goal. Betina strives to continually improve the steady supply of seasonal and high-quality ingredients into the public systems and also to actively enforce the municipality’s ambition to ensure that tenders include SME’s, circular economy and Social Economic Enterprises.

Iveta Boskova, Czech Institute of Agricultural Economics and Information

Boskova

Iveta Boskova, Ph.D. studied the economics of trade, markets and the economics of enterprise at the University of Economics in Prague (master´s study) and agricultural sector economics and economics of enterprise at the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (doctoral study). After she worked in a foreign trade company for ten years, in 2003 she joined the Institute of Agricultural Economics and Information as a researcher. Since 2015 she has headed up the Agricultural Markets Division, whose main function is to analyse agricultural and foods markets and agricultural production systems for policy purposes and connect agricultural producers with policy makers. She is a member of two international networks and participates in national and international projects.

Shunichi Matsui, President of the Japan GAP Foundation

Matsui

Mr Shunichi Matsui, born in Tokyo in 1954, graduated from the Economics Faculty of Keio University in 1979 and joined Mitsubishi Corporation, a Japanese trading and investment company. Over his career of 38 years with the company he was especially active in the areas of agriculture and completed overseas assignments in Europe, the U.S.A. , the Middle East and China. Mr Matsui he has been engaged in the Japan GAP Foundation since 2017 as a member of the Board of Directors. He assumed the role of President of the Foundation in June 2018.

Marina Bortoletti, UN Environment

Bortoletti

Marina is Associate Programme Officer in the Food Systems and Agriculture Programme. She is responsible for conducting research and developing practical tools for public and private food sector stakeholders. She assists the implementation of the One Planet Network Sustainable Food Systems Programme and facilitates a multi stakeholder groups to promote the capacity building of governments and stakeholders to achieve sustainable food systems and approaches. Marina started her career at the UN in 2006, occupying several posts to support sustainable development since then. She joined the UN Environment in 2009 focusing on mainstreaming Sustainable Consumption and Production in Brazil. She supported setting-up and implementing Global Environment Facility (GEF) projects, the establishment of National Sustainable Consumption and Production Action Plan, mainstreaming sustainable procurement and implementing the Green Passport Campaign for large sports events (2014 World Cup Games and 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games). Marina has holds a Master on Energy and Environmental Management at the University of Twente in the Netherlands, and a Bachelor Degree in International Relations at the University Centre of Brasilia (CEUB) in Brazil.

Guido Landheer, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, Netherlands

Landheer

Guido Landheer is the Director of European, International and Agri-economic Policy at the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. He works internationally as the Deputy Director General Agro. Drs Landheer has been working for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2015 as deputy Director-General for foreign economic relations. Before that, he worked for 9 years at the Ministry of Economic Affairs, among others as director of top sectors and industrial policy and Director of Entrepreneurship/industry and services. Guido Landheer studied economics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Michael Donohue, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada

Donohue

Michael is the Director of Economic and Industry Analysis at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.  Michael’s team carries out economic research and analysis related to consumer preferences, supply and demand of food at the retail level, food loss and waste, food processing systems, innovation, productivity, and environmental impacts of the agriculture and food system.  Michael himself has a background in economic research, with a focus on environment, health, non-market valuation, and cost-benefit analysis.

Sanghyo Kim, Rural Economic Institute, Korea

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  • Ph.D. in Applied Economics, Ohio State University, Columbus OH, USA
  • M.A. in Economics, Duke University, Durham NC, USA
  • B.A. in Economics, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
  • Research Area: Food Policy (consumer, industry, health and nutrition, data and statistics)

David Gouveia, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development, Portugal

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David Gouveia is the Director of Competitiveness of the Directorate for Planning, Policy and General Administration of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development (GPP-MAFDR), with attribution of monitoring agricultural markets and the food supply chain. He is the portuguese representative in various areas of debate and political decision-making at national and European level, such as the High Level Forum (HLF) for better functioning of the food supply chain, Council working parties for CAP and agricultural market or agri-food chain regulation, and the OECD Food Chain Analysis Network (FCAN).

At national level, David coordinates the Platform for Accompanying Relations in the Food Chain (PARCA), a governmental initiative dialogue group, set for promoting debate among the various actors in the chain, as well as the National Commission to tackle Food Waste,  and represents the Ministry of Agriculture in the National Integrated Strategy for Promotion of Healthier Food Habits (EIPAS), coordinated by the Ministry of Health.

In the past David has held the role of the Chief of Staff of the Secretary of State for Agriculture of the XIX and XX Constitutional Governments, and the Director or Head of units in the Ministry of Agriculture services, related to extensive livestock production, quality food products and direct support of the CAP.

Jonathan Brooks, Head of the Agro-food Trade and Markets Division Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD

Jonathan Brooks, Head of the Agro-food Trade and Markets Division Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD

Jonathan Brooks is Head of the Agro-Frood Trade and Markets Division in the OECD’s Trade and Agriculture Directorate, which produces with FAO the annual OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook and undertakes a range of analysis of the links between agricultural policies and markets. His own research has focused on the areas of agricultural policy, trade and development. Before joining OECD in 1999, Jonathan was a Lecturer at the University of Reading and worked on a range of consultancy projects. He has a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of California, Davis, an M.S. in Economics from Purdue University, and a B.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics. Prior to specialising in agricultural economics, he worked as a macroeconomist for Data Resources, Inc.