During the first Dairy Think Tank Session it became clear that six themes are leading when drawing up the programme of the IFAJ2018 World Congress. These themes are the challenges the agro-food sector will face in the coming decades: food security; urbanization; ageing of farmers; environment/climate/energy; raw materials and consumables; digitization and data.

During 2017 the challenges will be elaborated further. This will be done partly with contributions of participants in the agricultural sector during a second Think Tank Session in July this year. Also, (potential) participants in the congress will be submitted the question which vision they have concerning these challenges and to which concrete issues this leads among agricultural entrepreneurs in their own country. The same questions will be posed to entrepreneurs with ‘Dutch roots’ who settled abroad.