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?
May 17, 2023

Walking the talk: the global and Dutch response to Africa’s food systems challenges.

How to walk the talk in accelerating food systems transformation? During the first of a two-part Vijverberg Session series, 60 stakeholders came together on March 29th 2023, to jointly sharpen their perspectives: how can the global and the Dutch community of knowledge institutions, private sector, banks, civil society and government, effectively contribute to this transformation?
August 3, 2022

Lecture on the ‘Geopolitics and the war in Ukraine – the weaponization of economy and food’ by Professor Haroon Sheikh

Socires organised her first Socires Lecture on June 27th, 2022 in the House of Europe in the Hague, the Netherlands. The lecture was hosted as one of the Vijverberg Policy Dialogues. Pieter van Geel, chairman of Socires introduced the lecture. Hans Bruning, acting director of Socires, moderated the afternoon. Professor Haroon Sheikh of the Dutch Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) delivered the lecture followed by a dialogue with participants on "Geopolitics and the War in Ukraine: The Weaponization of the Economy and Food."