Unfortunately most of our program is in Dutch, but for our non-Dutch speaking guests we have several programs in English. Also you are more than welcome to join us at the Mauritskazerne for food, drinks and the farmers market. Check out below which part of the program is English spoken.
In this talkshow we will discuss biodiversity and it’s importance to our food system. Why do we need 700 species of corn instead of 5, and all kinds of different grain instead of just our plain jane wheat? In this talkshow you will find out why the diversity of crops is so important for a region. With people that we flew in from all over the world we will be talking about how to make special crops work economically. Check out this page for more information and get your (free) tickets!
Female Farmer Radio
Who run the world? Right! Female farmers make up about 50 % of the small farmers worldwide. In this talkshow we talk to these farmers and entrepreneurs from all corners of Africa. Check out this page for more information and get your free tickets.
Type in Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) on Google and you get horrible sights of needles in brightly blue coloured capsicums. Yet this documentary suggests that GMO’s can actually solve food insecurity and hunger. Curious? Come to see it for yourself in this english subtitled documentary with and english Q&A with the maker. More information and (free) ticket on this page!
In this excursion you will feel like you walk straight into a fairytale. This former castle garden houses no less than 450 edible plant species. They work and experiment with various methods from permaculture farming, agro-ecology to bio-dynamic farming. In addition, the Walled Garden also works to maintain old breeds by cultivating seeds and returning to Wageningen University & Research. Get your tickets (€5,-) on this page.
If you have any questions relating our programme, please contact us at info[at]wereldvoedseldag.com.
About World Food Day
World Food Day is an international awareness day created by the UN’s Food And Agricultural Organization to promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all. With over 150 countries joining, it is one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. World Food Day Ede is the national event celebrating World Food Day in the Netherlands, organized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the municipality of Ede.