The precarious balance between science and policymaking

Prof. Rudy Rabbinge, University Professor emeritus of Sustainable Development and Food Security is stepping down as Special Envoy of the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Upon request of the Ministry of Economic Affairs he also chaired the international knowledge network Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases from 2013 to 2016.
The meeting was organised as part of the Vijverberg sessions, an initiative launched by foodFIRST and facilitated by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Economic Affairs. During this meeting, young and experienced researchers, directors, policymakers, and representatives of the business sector and society discussed sustainable food systems in relation to national and international policy on food, climate, and agriculture.

Vijverbergsession on the occasion of Prof. Rudy Rabbinge, stepping down as Special Envoy of the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

During the session, presentations were given by Rudy Rabbinge, Hans Hoogeveen, DG Agro&Natuur, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Hannah van Zanten, Aart van der Linden, Renske Hijbeek, Dirk Duijzer, Louise O. Fresco, Cees Veerman, Paulus Verschuren, Marinus Verweij.

A full report is availaable as pdf in Dutch and English.