Dutch Roots: small country big solutions

IFAJ2018 World Congress

Dutch Roots: small country big solutions

Increasing Societal Acceptance of Modern Agriculture

Increasing Societal Acceptance of Modern Agriculture

By: Beth Roden, Head of Global Communications, Crop Science, a division of Bayer It’s been several months since I attended Dutch Roots, the 2018 World Congress of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ). Taking place in the Netherlands, this...

Creating a circular outfit for Louise Fresco

Creating a circular outfit for Louise Fresco

President of Wageningen University, Louise Fresco, opened the academic year 2018 wearing a sustainable outfit. Residual ink, bacterial dye, pineapple shoes and fungal leather are just some of the materials used for the outfit worn by Fresco. The outfit demonstrates...

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...

Eggs from high welfare layers sold-out every day

Eggs from high welfare layers sold-out every day

Norman Dunn at DLG (Germany) wrote an article about Kipster: 'The concept for animal housing in combination with Nijsen-Granico’s “food for feed” concept designed by Ruud Zanders and his partners is now described as “the best layer barn in the world for environmental...

Food to feed: Reducing farming’s carbon footprint

Food to feed: Reducing farming’s carbon footprint

Norman Dunn at DLG (Germany) posted an article, saying: 'Is there a future for top agricultural efficiency without reliance on increased scale or even more mechanisation? A group of specialists in the Netherlands are proving this is entirely possible in the livestock...

IFAJ Oranje

IFAJ Oranje

VDAJ Intern (Germany - Verband Deutscher Agrarjournalisten e.V.) published an IFAJ report about young IFAJ journalist Dagmar Deutsch looking back on the Dutch Roots congress, a report on the post-tour in Friesland by Christian Mühlhausen, and Dagmar Deutsch winning...

Closing word for 2018

Closing word for 2018

By: Geert Pinxterhuis, Chairman of Dutch Roots Participants of the Dutch Roots congress sent us over 80 stories to share on our website. Many more stories in text and image, as a result of our congress programme, reached agricultural media throughout the world thanks...

Excellent representation of African continent

Excellent representation of African continent

The Dutch Roots congress welcomed a large and especially diverse group of participants from the African continent. Thanks to the efforts of several agricultural representatives at Dutch Embassies, also 19 participants from ten different countries were able to join...

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...