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Imke de Boer on Re-rooting the Dutch food system - from more to better

Published on
June 9, 2020

A food system that is healthy, inclusive and circular. Imke de Boer submitted her vision and is now semi-finalist in the Rockefeller Food System Vision Prize.

The vision

In the vision, Imke de Boer describes her vision for 2050, in which the food system is locally rooted, in which water, soil and air are clean and healthy, biodiversity is safeguarded, resources are no longer depleted, biomass of plants in the first place is intended for human consumption and animals are only fed with by-products that are not suitable for human consumption. Imke de Boer worked together with (among others) the Caring Farmers, the Nieuwe Boerenfamilie, the Foundation for Nature and Environment and various WUR colleagues in drawing up her vision.

View the interactive pdf of Re-rooting the Dutch food system - from more to better.

Rockefeller Food System Vision Prize

Since November last year, 1319 teams compete for one of the final places of the Rockefeller Food System Vision Prize with their vision of a future food system. In March it was announced that 79 teams were allowed to advance to the semi-finals. No fewer than two WUR teams were among those 79. In addition to Imke, Marian Stuiver (Green Cities program leader at the Environmental Sciences Group) is also in the race.

In August it will be announced which teams have advanced to the final.

Read the full vision “Re-rooting the Dutch food system - from more to better” here.