Sustainability Day 2019 – Together towards circular farming: Annual Forum.

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Date(s) - 10/10/2019
12:00 - 17:30

Room C2035, Orion (building 103)

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In the past year, the Dutch Minister of Agriculture has presented a vision and a realization plan about a transition of the Dutch agricultural system towards circular farming. Many different stakeholders are working on this transition in different ways, and have different perspectives on how it is to be done. The Circular Farming Platform Wageningen organizes the Sustainability Day Annual Forum where, through series of panel discussions, these players can present and discuss their own work in progress. Three panel discussions will be held where the topics of 1. education, 2. politics and policy, and 3. practices and business models will be addressed. A wide range of stakeholders will participate including researchers, farmers, politicians, agribusiness stakeholders, and more.

Please note that we will film the event and post it on internet; with your participation we assume that you agree that you may be recognizable in the film.

PROGRAM (downloadable – see up)

12:00-12:30 Walk-in, tea/coffee
12:30-13:20  General welcome, Introduction
13:20-14:00 THEME 1: Education and circular farming
What does a paradigm shift towards circularity mean in education?
Introduction by a speaker & panel discussion
14:00-14:20 Break
14:20-15:20 THEME 2: Policy, politics and circular farming
What is the next step towards circular farming?
Introduction by a speaker and panel discussion
15:20-15:40 Break
15:45-16:45 THEME 3: Circular farming practices and business models
How to bring circularity into practice?
Introduction by a speaker and panel discussion
16:45-17:00 Closing
17:00 Drinks

(a description of the speakers can be found in the downloadable full program – see up)
Theme 1:
– Imke de Boer (WUR) – Introduction
– Saskia Visser (WUR)
– Sjaak Kreeft (Wellantcollege, green VMBO)
– Lotte van Dueren den Hollander (student WUR)
– Moderator: Klarien Klingen (freelance farmer)
Theme 2:
– Tim Verhoef (ministry LNV) – Introduction
– Alex Datema (BoerenNatuur)
– Keimpe van der Heide (NAV)
– Moderator: Renske Hijbeek (Postdoc PPS WUR)
Theme 3:
– Frank Verhoeven (Boerenverstand) – Introduction
– Piet Hermus (ZLTO Drimmelen)
– Jessica Tepper-Kuiper (farm Eytemaheert)
– Stefan van Merrienboer (Rabobank)
– Moderator: Klarien Klingen (freelance farmer)


Part of: Seriously sustainable week 2019
On the occasion of: Dag van de duurzaamheid

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