This conference is part of the many activities that are being organized during the 100 year anniversary of Wageningen University & Research (WUR).
The SDG 2 (to end hunger, to achieve food security and improved nutrition, and to promote sustainable agriculture) and SDG 17 (creating partnerships) are the focus of the conference. Paul Polman (CEO Unilever), Akinwumi Adesina (President African Development Bank), Ertharin Cousin (former President World Food Programme) and Louise O. Fresco (President Wageningen University & Research) and many more speakers will lead the way in multiple actor participation and engagement, to discuss innovative transformative pathways. To tackle the challenges of the SDGs, various stakeholders from governments, science, industry and civil society will discuss issues as governance, balancing synergies and trade-offs, evidence base for sustainable food systems, and future collaboration. As the leading institute in food and agriculture, WUR feels committed to contribute to the SDGs in general and Zero Hunger in particular.
A full overview of sessions and side-events is available on the conference website. Students and young professionals are invited to participate in the foodathon to work on local solutions for the global challenges. The Wageningen Borlaug Youth Institute will lead in the way forward, involving the next generations in the challenges of Zero Hunger.