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Save the Date: Dairy Development in Emerging Economies
Dairy Development in Emerging Economies
Wednesday November 27, 2019 Image: AgriProFocus
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm


to be confirmed


Wageningen UR

In many emerging economies the dairy sector has an enormous potential to contribute to nutritious and healthy diets, create new jobs, increase income of farmers and agribusiness and improve livelihoods. The Netherlands has implemented numerous dairy projects in low- and middle income countries in the past years. Save the date November 27, 2019 to join this event which is the next step in developing a dairy platform within the Netherlands Food Partnership.  

During the “Dairy Development in Emerging Economies” event, organized by LIQUID, Wageningen UR, Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) and AgriProFocus, the following questions are central: What have we actually learned from these experiences? And how can we contribute even better to dairy sector transformation that generates sustainable food systems?

Join us on Wednesday November 27, from 13:00 till 17:00 – followed by drinks – and:

  • CONNECT all Dutch Diamond stakeholders on dairy development in LMICs.
  • EXCHANGE lessons learned from (action) research and development projects and develop a forward-looking knowledge agenda.
  • DEVELOP a vision for continued investments in sustainable dairy sectors in LMICs and show the added value for the food system contributing to nutrition, employment, income and livelihoods.
  • DEFINE activities and supporting mechanisms which bring innovations that make a difference for dairy sector transformation to scale.

The event is the second step in developing a dairy platform within the Netherlands Food Partnership which has the ambition to connect, innovate and scale. Before the meeting participants will receive a concept paper which addresses trends, opportunities and challenges for dairy development. Speakers from Africa, the private sector, science and government will share their views.

The meeting builds on the workshop “Dairy, the Motor for Healthy Growth” organized by Netherlands and East African dairy partners on August 13, 2019 in Nairobi. At the meeting recent experiences in several East African countries were presented and discussed. Find the report and more information here.

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