Flevo Campus Think Tank 2021: recommendations for Dutch food policies
Following the political elections in March 2021, our Flevo Campus Think Tank will advise the newly formed government on how to finally tackle remaining challenges regarding food, health and agriculture. The Netherlands is proud of its position as a frontrunner in food and agriculture. However, considering the contributions to the Climate Deals and working on SDGs, the Netherlands stays far behind. More concretely, the new government will start off with an unsolved and complex dossier on nitrogen emissions. The promise of circular agriculture has not been fulfilled and is still vague. And the COVID-19 pandemic has made everyone – farmer to policymaker – aware of the fragility of the food systems. The elections in March 2021 have marked the possibility to set an example for innovative, ambitious and transformative food policies. Therefore, the Flevo Campus Think Tank has worked on recommendations for this new government on food policies. The central question for the Flevo Campus Think Tank of 2020 was:
What does the new Dutch Government have to do in order to become frontrunner in meeting the Paris Climate Agreements and the Sustainable Development Goals?
Final presentation: 14 April 2021
On 14 April, Flevo Campus will be hosting a day full of meet-ups about various topics related to food and sustainability. In one of these sessions, the Flevo Campus Think Tank participants will present a manifesto in Dutch and English to the newly formed Dutch government. They will answer the question: what does the new Dutch Government have to do in order to become frontrunner in meeting the Paris Climate Agreements and the Sustainable Development Goals? And they will come up with concrete recommendations in order to improve Dutch food policies.
The Think Tank’s presentation is part of the Flevo Campus Meet Up program on 14 April, between 2.30 and 3 pm.