The global demand for agricultural products, especially for animal proteins, is expected to double in the next thirty to forty years. This offers the food and agriculture business growth opportunities. But there are major challenges, too. The impact of food production on natural resources and the environment will have to be reduced. Producing 'more with less' requires responsible growth.
At Wageningen UR's opening of the academic year 2013/2014, on September 2 2013, Dr. Jason Clay, senior Vice-President of the World Wildlife Fund, Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp and Chairman of the Executive Board of Wageningen UR, dr. Aalt Dijkhuizen, will discuss what is required to achieve 'Responsible Growth'.
Queen Máxima to open Orion
Queen Máxima of The Netherlands will also attend the start of the academic year in Wageningen. She will officially open Orion, the new education building on Wageningen Campus, which is also the venue where this year's opening ceremony takes place.