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IOB dialogue “Food for thought”
IOB Review - Food for Thought
Thursday May 31, 2018 Image: IOB
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Wisdom & Wonder Pavilion Wageningen Campus
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
Wageningen, Netherlands
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On May 31, a public dialogue is organized around the recently published IOB review of Dutch food security policy in the period 2012-2016. This multi-stakeholder dialogue will be a space to understand the success factors and challenges of policy implementation by the Netherlands through its bilateral, multilateral and civilateral programmes in low and middle income countries, in collaboration with an extensive range of partners.

Many of these partners will have the opportunity to discuss the review’s findings and their translation into practice. The results of these discussions are in particular expected to help shaping the future Dutch food security policy, in the context of the adapted policy for International Trade and Development Cooperation.

IOB review

The IOB review analyses the food security policy’s effectiveness, discusses its efficiency and coherence and concludes with recommendations. It is based on an inventory of food security activities and available evaluations, complemented by the broader literature. It also integrates quantitative and qualitative findings from four country case studies (in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Uganda).

Please follow this link to a news item including links to all online publications related to the IOB Review of Dutch food security policy in the period 2012-2016.

Programme outline

The Dialogue takes place on Thursday, May 31 from 09:00 till 13:00 at the Wisdom & Wonder Pavilion on Wageningen Campus (Droevendaalsesteeg 4, Wageningen).

  • Presentation of IOB Review of Dutch food security policy 2012-2016
  • Panel discussion with representatives of government, academic institutions, private sector and civil society
  • Four break-out sessions with focus on key areas, including strategies to further enhance food and – particularly – nutrition security; inclusiveness; agricultural transformation; value chain development; the role of public-private partnerships in the agrifood domain; the sustainability and climate resilience of the agrifood system.

Please note that about 30 food security specialists and Agricultural Councillors of Netherlands’ Embassies will be joining the programme as well. The workshop will be followed by a lunch, which will be an excellent networking opportunity for all participants.

Registration & more info

Please note that this is an event for a limited number of participants only. If you are interested to attend, please send an e-mail to . You will then receive a personal email indicating if there are still places available and if your name has been added to the participants list.


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