Dutch Roots: small country big solutions

IFAJ2018 World Congress

Dutch Roots: small country big solutions

To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life

To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life

‘To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life’ That is the mission of Wageningen University & Research (WUR). A staff of 5,500 and 12,000 students from over 100 countries work everywhere around the world. Wageningen University & Research is a...

Ede: Where food knowledge and innovation are put into practice

Ede: Where food knowledge and innovation are put into practice

Knowledge and innovation Ede is located in the heart of Food Valley, the international top region for knowledge and innovation in the field of food production. Food Valley has always been the place where expertise in healthy, sustainable food is developed. The axis...

Nagoya Protocol seems to be turning into some eternal patent

Nagoya Protocol seems to be turning into some eternal patent

By Peter van Leth (May 2017) “The Nagoya Protocol seems to be turning into some eternal patent; people seem to think they’re entitled to payments for the use of a genetic source for an infinite time. This is completely against the breeders’ exemption, which gives...

Phosphorüberschuss gefährdet seine Existenz

Phosphorüberschuss gefährdet seine Existenz

David Eppenberger at Schweizer Bauer (Switzerland) posted an article about a young Dutch farmer 'who did a lot of things right on his dairy farm. But the introduction of the phosphate quota now puts him in a state of need. In the worst case, the Dutchman has to sell...

‘Care farm’ model allows Dutch dairy farm to expand

‘Care farm’ model allows Dutch dairy farm to expand

Ashley Robinson at Commodity News Service Canada (CNSC) posted an article in Manitoba Co-operator: a couple – a dairy farmer and a psychiatric nurse – 'combines their professions to create a farm that provides care for those with intellectual challenges'. Read more...

Landwirtschaft langfristiges Projekt

Landwirtschaft langfristiges Projekt

Schweizer Bauer (Switzerland) posted an article, quoting Louise Fresco, president of Wageningen University, that 'agriculture must build cathedrals rather than just string stones together' (please note: article in German). Read more...

Dutch Roots: Stories of Ede

Dutch Roots: Stories of Ede

The municipality of Ede has published a magazine called Dutch Roots: Stories of Ede. 'Our city has a strong relationship with food production, through tradition and innovation. Ede is located in the heart of the FoodValley region, the leading international region for...

Photo collage WUR 11 and 12 July

Photo collage WUR 11 and 12 July

Check out the pictures taken during the first two Dutch Roots congress days in WUR, 11 and 12 July. Click on the logo below to view the...