The climate is changing, the sea level is rising and the world population is continuing to grow. In 2050, nearly 10 billion people will live on Earth. They must all be able to eat enough without exhausting the earth. High School students in The Netherlands have taken up the challenge of the Wageningen Youth Institute and are taking part in the Grand Finale day on 11 April with their advice on global food security issues!
|10:30||Welcome with coffee/tea|
|11:00||Opening and presentation Global Food Security Prof.dr.ir. Rudy Rabbinge|
|12:00||Participation in the Agro Food Robotica Parcours. Visiting demonstrations of several robot systems.|
|14:00||Round table discussions of finalists with the jury|
|15:30||Break/ campus tour|
|16:00||Wrap up and prize ceremony, Prof.dr.ir. Louise O. Fresco|
Members of the jury
Dean of Education, Wageningen University & Research
Prof. ir. Arnold Bregt is Dean of Education at Wageningen University & Research (WUR). He studied soil science in Wageningen and is professor of Geo-Information Science at WUR. In his position he is responsible for the educational vision of WUR, but he still supervises (PhD) students. Education was and remains the most important part of his work.
Consultant for Food Education & Engagement, Rabobank
Mineke Rezelman is Consultant Banking for Food, Education & Engagement at Rabobank. She graduated from the University of Amsterdam, after which she started following the Food & Agri traineeship at Rabobank. She works, among other things, on the cooperation between WUR and Rabobank with the aim of optimally preparing the agricultural and food sector for the future, in order to contribute to solving the global food security issue. In addition, she and her brother started their own company "Jacob’s Juice" with the focus on reducing food waste. They make fresh juices from rejected fruit and vegetables in the center of Amsterdam. Mineke: "Of course we need" the next generation "for this!".
Director Food Hub
Joris Lohman is co-founder of Food Hub - a social enterprise with the aim of speeding up the transition to a better food system. Food Hub specializes in transition and innovation processes and develops workshops and innovative forms of food education. Joris is also a member of the Board of Directors of Slow Food International.
Student BSc Health and Society, WUR
Marloes Ruiter and her group won the Wageningen Youth Institute in 2018. The research question of their research paper was: 'to what extent can seaweed contribute to solving the world food problem?' With this topic they won the trip to the Global Youth Institute in Des Moines. Today, Marloes is still closely involved with Wageningen University & Research, as in September she started the BSc Health and Society.