Mansholt receives honorary doctorate for modernising agriculture

On 9 October 1956, Sicco Leendert Mansholt received an honorary doctorate from the Agricultural College in Wageningen for his services to agriculture. As minister, Mansholt put the food supply in order in the Netherlands after the Second World War. Throughout his life, he devoted himself to the development of agriculture in the Netherlands and Europe, by improving productivity and increasing farmers' incomes, with stable and affordable prices for producers and consumers. During annual so-called Mansholt lectures, WUR presents visions and recommendations on European policy. For example, the Mansholt lecture in 2022 was all about the Nature-positive future.