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The way we produce, process, consume and waste food has implications on food security, public health, the environment, the economy and social equality. Considering the rapidly growing world population pushing the boundaries of our planet and the rise of hunger and malnutrition, our present food systems are not future-proof. More than ever before, cooperation between all stakeholders (government, businesses, civil society, knowledge institutions etc.) will be needed to contribute to an effective transition to truly sustainable food systems.

FoodFIRST is a neutral and independent platform that brings together the government, the business sector, civil society and knowledge institutes. By facilitating dialogue and connecting expertise, we aim to inspire our partners to think outside the box and seize opportunities to conceive innovative and scalable solutions focused on achieving SDG1: eradicating poverty in all its forms and SDG 2: end hunger, achieve food security and promote sustainable agriculture.

About FoodFIRST

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foodFIRST is a neutral and independent platform that:

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April 5, 2024
Werksessie IMVO Wetgeving (CSDDD) Voedingsmiddelensector
Op vrijdag 9 februari 2024 kwamen zo’n 40 experts van verschillende geledingen, zoals overheid, bedrijven, maatschappelijke organisaties, vakbonden en de wetenschap naar de SER in Den Haag. Onder moderatie van IMVO-deskundige, Manon Wolfkamp, onderzochten zij samen hoe een integrale benadering van de komende duurzaamheidswetgeving (met name de Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) en de OESO-richtlijnen voor multinationale ondernemingen kan leiden tot duurzame impacts in productielanden en een betere hanteerbaarheid van deze regelgeving voor bedrijven in hun waardeketens.
January 17, 2024
Rondetafelgesprek Tijdlijn Landbouw en Voedsel met NICC
Rondetafelgesprek Tijdlijn Landbouw en Voedsel met NICC Op vrijdagmiddag 8 december organiseerden foodFIRST en Stichting NICC (Netherlands International Cooperation Collection) een bijeenkomst met 22 deskundigen uit […]
November 9, 2023
International Responsible Business Conduct
The recent foodFIRST ‘Vijverbergsessie’ on June 29th, titled "Africa "beyond its post-traumatic stress'': Towards a New Policy Discourse on Africa", focused on the government's new Africa strategy for 2023-2032. The session featured Koert Lindijer and Dorette Corbey as speakers. The dialogue demonstrated once again that it is clear that we need to move away from traditional development cooperation policy. But what role could or should a Dutch Africa strategy have in this new context?