During the SDG-conference 'Towards Zero Hunger: Partnerships for Impact' presentations, workshops and dialogues were organised in parallel sessions on three themes:
- Evidence
- Synergies & trade-offs
- Governance

Click here to learn more about the three conference themes. Scroll down to see the conference programme.

The programme:


08.30 Registration
10.00 Opening of the SDG conference
10.30 High Level Forum 'Global Challenges' moderated by Louise O. Fresco, President WUR
12.00 Introduction to the conference themes by theme chairs
12.30 Lunch break (with poster sessions)
13.15 Optional public lecture by 2018 World Food Prize Laureates
14.00 Parallel sessions (click on session title below for more information):
E1. Double agricultural production and incomes in Ethiopia (WUR, Partners, Access to Seeds Foundation) - Room 3030 S1. Climate Smart land use - The agriculture-forest nexus (WUR) - Room 3034 G1. Panel abstract: Learning and innovation platforms: synergies, competing pressures and sustainability (UvA, WUR) - Room 4030 F1. Transforming higher education to transform agricultur­al and food systems - Room 4015
E2. Metropolitan food supply and demand - Three possible solutions for achieving a fair and sustainable distribution (Foodbank Wageningen, Dialogical Holding BV, AMS, WUR) - Room 3016 S2. Landscape as a spatial framework for an integrated achievement of the SDGs (WUR, PBL, MER) - Room 3015 G2. Feeding on Future. Improving governance and policy coherence for sustainable food systems (Lleida University, IRTA, CADS) - Room 2035
E3. A food systems approach to food & nutrition security - From theory to practice (LNV, FBKP, HIVOS, SNV, ECDPM, WUR) - Room 4032 S3. Nourishing the SDGs - The power of innovative partnerships to nourish SDG2 and other development goals (NWGN: DSM, UniCEF, WFP-NL, WUR, Save the Children, ICCO, GAIN NL, ETC, VU, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs) - Room 3033 G3. Food Governance - The role of the city council. Think global, act local. (Ede and Wageningen city councils, Province of Gelderland, WUR) - Room 3020
G4. Disruptive innovation and youth for Zero Hunger by 2030 (WUR, CTA) - Room 1032
15.30 Break
16.00 Parallel sessions:
E4. Citizen-generated evidence to drive food system change (IIED, HIVOS, ICCO, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, WUR) - Room 3030 S4. Climate Smart Agriculture - Synergies or trade-offs between governance levels and domains (WUR-CSA) - Room 3016 G5. Governing information and transparency on sustainability in food chains (WUR, WRI, MDPI) - Room 4032
E5. Climate Smart Agriculture as an investable business model (NpM, Rabobank, WUR) - Room 3034 S5. Nature’s benefits in agro-forest frontiers - Linking actor strategies, biodiversity and ecosystems services (WUR) - Room 3032 G6. Food for Thought - The role of agricultural universities in realizing SDG2 (WUR, Cornell, Davis, Massey) - Room 1032
E6. Capturing innovation in smallholder service delivery (WUR, Solidaridad, IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative, KIT Royal Tropical Institute) - Room 2030 S6. Trade-offs and synergies between SDGs at different levels (WUR) - Room 3033 G7. Deconstructing development rationales and knowledge (Radboud, VU, Massey, UvA) - Room 3020
S7. Participatory backcasting projects as vehicles for achieving SDG2 (Marie-Helene Schwoob, IDDRI, INIA, INRAT, WUR, RRes) - Room 3015
18.00 Conference dinner


08.30 Registration
09.00 Opening keynotes
- Shenggen Fan, Director General IFPRI
- Rajiv Shah, President Rockefeller Foundation
- Carola van Rijnsoever, Ambassador Sustainable Development Ministry of Foreign Affairs - The Netherlands
10.00 Coffee break
10.30 Parallel sessions & Side events (click on session title below for more information):
E7. Inclusive production and local sourcing - Can industrial buyers support food security? (Heineken, Friesland Campina, IDH, EUCORD) - Room 2035 S8. The role of livestock in achieving the SDGs (WUR, Partners) - Room 4030 G8. Challenges of diverse alliances and strategies - The role of donor agencies (Massey, Oxford, Utrecht, Deval) - Room 3020 F2. Co-creation for Impact - Donors and knowledge institutions (WUR) - Room 3042-3043
E8. Evidence needs to facilitate Scaling of CSA (University of Vermont/CCAFS, Climate KIC, WUR, EnzaSeeds, Rabobank) - Room 3030 S9. A toolbox for building resilient smallholder farming systems – Towards sustainable nutritional security (Mercy Corps, WUR) - Room 4032 G9. Roundtable on sustainable forest/tree commodity value chains (WUR) - Room 3034 F3. Promoting added-value production by smallholder farmers through the development of robust market-driven supply chains in an industry-community-academia collaboration (JISNAS, WUR) - Room 5015
E9. Using Data and ICT for Impact (WUR library, WUR, LNV, CBS, CTA, VITO, Elsevier) - Room 3015 S10. Synergies and trade-offs between specific SDGs, local and global settings (UvA, KIT, CABI, WUR, IPCADC) - Room 2030 G10. Talkshow - Pathways towards agroecological policies (WUR) - Room 3033 F4. Pork without a footprint (Vion) - Room 1032
F5. Wageningen Borlaug Youth Institute: Opening ceremony - Dutch (WUR, World Food Prize) - Room 3016
12.00 Lunch break (with Foodathon solutions market and poster sessions)
13.25 Introduction to the transformative pathways by Ken Giller
13.55 Short break to go to parallel sessions
14.05 Parallel sessions on Transformative Pathways:
T1. Behaviour change in food system transformation - Room 1032 T4: From an NGO perspective: Partnerships towards regenerative agriculture - Room 3020 T7. Reaching a shared vision for Dutch agriculture in the quest of SDG2 - Room 4032 SIDE EVENTS
T2. Sustainable palm oil: Why not? - Room 3030 T5. Upscaling Banana Xanthomonas Wilt disease management in Central Africa - Room 2030 T8: Transforming Nigeria’s vegetable markets: Impacting smallholder farmers through added value and increased productivity (East-West Seeds) - Room 4034 F6. Wageningen Borlaug Youth Institute - Roundtable discussion (Dutch high schools, WUR, World Food Prize)
T3. Scaling-up youth-led programmes - Call to action - Room: The Spot - Forum side T6. Foresight4Food: the science and politics of exploring the future for anticipatory governance - Room 2035
15.30 Break
16.00 Building blocks facilitated by Ken Giller
Proposed pathways to achieve the SDGs by Emmy Simons, Jeffrey Sayer, Simon Bush and Rita Kimani
16.45 The Next Generation: With the Borlaug Youth Institute award ceremony
- Kenneth Quinn, President World Food Prize Foundation
- Carola Schouten, Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality - The Netherlands
17.30 Closing ceremony & drinks