World Food Day 2023, organised by the Netherlands Food Partnership (NFP), will be held on Thursday 12 October. This interactive networking event will be live, in person, at the historical Rijtuigenloods in Amersfoort. The day will concentrate on how we can contribute to achieving SDG 2 by transforming food systems together. It brings together the agrifood community to discuss and share knowledge around this year’s topic ‘Recognising the role of the private sector in creating sustainable food systems’. It builds upon the expertise and involvement of the partners of the Netherlands Food Partnership (NFP), the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP), and other stakeholders from the agri and food sectors.
NFP connects and supports initiatives by Dutch organisations and partners from low and middle-income countries (LMICs) to achieve urgent changes that strengthen sustainable food systems and nutrition security and reach SDG2 by 2030. The Saline Water & Food Systems (SW&FS) Partnership, led by the Netherlands Food Partnership and Netherlands Water Partnership is such an initiative that deserves to be in the spotlight. SW&FS addresses the challenge of salinity in LMICs and strengthens the cooperation between the Dutch water and agrifood sectors. It consists of knowledge institutes, diverse members of the business community, innovative SMEs, and experts operating locally.
Ten side events will be held during World Food Day 2023. They will portray several initiatives that NFP is involved in. As salinisation is rapidly becoming one of the biggest challenges to food production worldwide, this topic is an essential part of the global theme of World Food Day 2023: ‘Water is Life, Water is Food’.
Side event by the Saline Water & Food Systems Partnership: launch of the Saline Agri Map
If you want to learn about global salinity challenges and get ideas from the opportunities and challenges of saline agriculture from the perspective of the private sector, then join the SW&FS and partners session. In this interactive session, they will present the Saline Agri Map (SAM), a new knowledge portal for saline agriculture projects in different regions of the world. The map helps bridge the knowledge gap between implementers (private sector organisations /NGOs), the research network, and policymakers. It is developed based on the results of the SALAD (Saline AgricuLture for ADaptation) research project, coordinated by the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam). The launch will be followed by a panel discussion with partners from the highlighted projects on lessons learned or dilemmas when working on saline agriculture in the Global South.
The Saline Water & Food Systems Partnership is supported by the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature, and Food Quality.
Will you join the NFP World Food Day? Then, join the side-event session on saline agriculture, hosted by the Saline Water & Food Systems Partnership.