What brings you here?

At the entrance we asked a few visitors what brings them here at the event.

“Projects concerning food systems and matters of food security tend to have a scope of just two or three years. But to make significant changes, we need a more ambitious vision that can work across multiple disciplines for maybe 50 years. I’m looking forward to considering a coherent, joined-up vision for long-term system change.”

Lisa Wijkel
Manager, Institutional Relations, ZOA

“I’m looking to being inspired by a lot of perspectives, specifically those of farmers. I’m very concerned that as a society, we should be connected to the people who produce our food, and that we should listen to what they have to say. And I’m particularly looking forward to learning about the urban food environment in Ghana.” 

Afra Foli
PhD Candidate, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Amsterdam

“My particular area of interest is how blockchain can improve transparency in the global food system, and today represents a great networking opportunity in that regard. More broadly, I’m here to listen to the panelists’ diverse insights into how farmers, NGOs, governments and the private sector can collaborate in the interests of global food integrity.

Alex Moulavasilis
Event Manager, The New Fork

“I’m keeping a totally open mind and hoping to hear about innovative ideas that might take us in unexpected directions, wherever they come from. Of course, today represents our first opportunity in a long time to gather in the same physical space and to share our insights. There’s a particular, very intuitive dynamic to real-life brainstorms.” 

Bert van der Heide
Advisor International Innovation, RVO (Netherlands Enterprise Agency)
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