Second Mansholt lecture on Food policy & research

Lecture

Mansholt Lecture

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.

In September 2016 the first Mansholt lecture was organised with the title ‘Towards a Common Agricultural and Food Policy'. In 2017 the Mansholt lecture was on Food policy and Research.

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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Keynote speech

President of the Executive Board of Wageningen University & Research, Prof. dr. Louise O. Fresco will give a keynote and two documents will be 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 will discuss both documents.

Mansholt lectures

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. In September 2016 the first Mansholt lecture was organised with the title ‘towards a Common Agricultural and Food Policy’.