foodFIRST Vijverbergsession

A policy paradigm for rural development cooperation in Africa

Wednesday 2 December, 2015
Rabobank Vijverberg, The Hague

The future is for young, well educated, market oriented and organized farmer-entrepreneurs

Outcome of the FoodFirst Conference, 22 June 2015

Urbanization and rising income levels are generating a rapidly increasing demand for diversified food. Agricultural development policies should specifically aim at enabling young and ambitious farmer-entrepreneurs to profit from this opportunity. That is a mayor challenge, as these farmer-entrepreneurs will have to compete with imported food and with national large scale producers. To meet this challenge, farmer-entrepreneurs must be market driven, able to see market opportunities and to adapt production correspondingly; e.g. for urban niche markets, fresh food, fruit and vegetables, dairy products, nutritious and high quality food.

Programme

16.30, Coffee, tea

17.00 Start of the session, chaired by Arie Kuyvenhoven

19.00 End of the discussion, drinks and light snacks

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