Press Invitation – Mansholt Lecture, 9 September 2016

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ENAJ members are invited to the inaugural Mansholt Lecture, to be held in Brussels on 9 September 2016.

wageningen-logoAddressing the question From agricultural to food policy and beyond, the lecture will be delivered by Professor Louise Fresco, President of Wageningen UR. Reshaping and reforming the Common Agricultural Policy remains a top priority if it is to contribute to the social challenges with which we are confronted in terms of food. Redesigning it to cope with climate change, food safety and security, healthy diets, ecological challenges and inequality, as well as managing oversupplies in certain markets, and low farm prices, all present significant challenges for policymakers and stakeholders.

Should agricultural policy develop into a food policy? How should such a policy regulate the retail and food industry? How would increasing control of partners in the food chain over agriculture match responsibility for healthy diets?

One of the ‘Wageningen Dialogues’, hosted by Wageningen University & Research, these are online and real-life opportunities to enter into discussion about the most important issues and developments in society.

‘The future of agricultural policies’

After the lecture, Krijn Poppe, Research manager at LEI Wageningen UR, will present the paper The future of agricultural policies. In this paper Wageningen UR presents five refreshing ideas to transform the Common Agricultural Policy at the end of this decade into a policy for healthy production and consumption.

More information is available here: http://www.wageningenur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Research-Institutes/lei/From-Agricultural-to-Food-Policy-and-beyond.htm. You can register for the event, which is free, by sending your name and address details to yvonne.fernhout@wur.nl by 6 September 2016.