Second Mansholt lecture on Food policy & research


Mansholt Lecture 2018

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.

Organisator Wageningen University & Research

wo 19 september 2018

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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President of the Executive Board of Wageningen University & Research, Prof. dr. Louise O. Fresco gave a keynote speech and two documents were 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 hasl discussed both documents.

Mansholt lecture 2016

The first Mansholt lecture was organised in September 2016 with the title ‘towards a Common Agricultural and Food Policy’. This lecure emphasized the need to involve all stakeholders into a broader common agriculture & food policy. This in order to cope with five major challenges: food and nutrition security & safety, climate change & water and energy use, ecological impacts, healthy diet for a lifelong healthy lifestyle, and inequality.