A learning journey on food safety

When promoting access to safe and healthy food or agribusiness opportunities, adequate protection of people and agricultural production systems against pests, diseases, microbiological and toxicological contamination is crucial. Chain-oriented controls such as prevention of risks, early-warning systems, identification and traceability, auditing and certification may help to achieve an appropriate level of protection.

Governments, producers, manufacturers and retail should create conditions for an effective set of risk based surveillance, control and enforcement measures. How can you contribute to the design of such interventions so that consumers can enjoy safe and wholesome food and business can flourish in a transparent, competitive and sustainable environment?

A one-week inspiring journey

The 'Food for All' partnership between The Netherlands and the World Bank Group (WBG) aims to increase knowledge, support job creation, and secure long-term sustainability of agriculture in developing countries.

During a one-week journey a group of programme coordinators, investment officers and technical specialists from WBG, selected clients of WBG staff, staff of the Netherlands Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Economic Affairs and their key partners, can share their ideas and experiences with other knowledgeable and experienced practitioners and experts from development agencies, businesses and developers.

As a roving tour through The Netherlands, the journey combines state-of-the-art insights from science and practice, discussions with policy makers, interaction with companies, stakeholder organisations and authorities involved in managing food safety in The Netherlands, one of the world's largest exporters of agricultural and food products.

The programme is designed in close cooperation with WBG and the Dutch Ministries and coordinated by the Centre for Development Innovation (CDI), Wageningen UR.