Fighting food waste in Wageningen - A global challenge

Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (WCDI) invites you to a seminar on ‘Fighting food waste in Wageningen’, Thursday 27 September 2018.

Organised by Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation

Thu 27 September 2018

Venue BBLTHK, Stationsstraat 2 Wageningen, the Netherlands

About 30-40% of the food produced globally is lost post-harvest or wasted because it is never consumed. We need to be creative and tackle food loss and waste, because it is one of the ways to sustainably feed the world population, even when it reaches 9 billion people. In Dutch households more than 40 kg of food is wasted per person per year and the food losses by caterers, supermarkets and restaurants amount to 2,5 billion Euro per year.

In Dutch households more than 40 kg food per person is wasted every year!

In Dutch households more than 40 kg per person per year is wasted! Our businesses, caterers, supermarkets and restaurants waste food worth of 2,5 million Euro each year.

Fighting food waste in Wageningen: Challenges and opportunities

Experts, policy makers and private sector leaders from Wageningen will address local opportunities to decrease food waste aiming at a sustainable community.

These questions are central to the seminar:

  • How is local food waste connected to national and global food security and sustainability issues?
  • What is the role of the local government in tackling food waste and in creating a sustainable circular economy?
  • How can local businesses influence the reduction of food waste?
  • What lessons can be learned from connecting businesses in the Netherlands with farmers in Kenya?
  • And what do we need to do about consumer behaviour?


The participants of this seminar will be:

  • Participants of the Lost Harvest and Wasted Food course, WCDI
  • Students from Wageningen University
  • Stakeholders from government, civil society and businesses in Wageningen