We are very proud to present our english program! We made sure that we have something tasty for everyone. 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.
Unlocking the coffee chain game
Coffee is an important export product for developing countries, it’s one of the world’s biggest most traded commodities. How exactly does the coffee chain work, what is the relationship between power and income? Who decides the price and salary? And what about equality? In Unlocking the Coffee Chain, you discover who is the commander in this chain and you will find the key factors to success or failure. Note: this activity takes place several times during the day, you can participate throughout the entire day. Check out this page for more information!
This part of the program is developed in collaboration with Agriterra, Peeze, Moyee and Zwarte Koffie.
This might be your favorite hang-out during World Food Day! An oasis of serenity and a quiet moment to yourself. We have collected short films from all over the world about food for you to watch! You can participate throughout the entire day. Check out this page for more information!
Everybody loves to have some guilty pleasures every now and then! But this wall of snacks works different from what we’re used to. Not fast food but fast facts! Your ‘snack’ of choice will come with some surprising information. Check out this page for more information! This program is developed in collaboration with Hivos.
Have you ever thought about starting another study again and broaden your knowledge? Then this is your chance! Wageningen University & Research has some of the world’s best scientists when it comes down to food. They will ‘feed’ you in a selection of college videos containing the latest scientific knowledge about food, health and agriculture. These WUR Talks will take you back to the university in no time! Check out this page for more information! This program is developed in collaboration with Wageningen University and Research.
On the Heath
Near Ede you can find the ancient ‘Ginkelse heide’. This is an extraordinary area, because the nature has been maintained by sheep and grain packs for decades. Therefore, this landscape has provided food for ages, but since the arrival of fertilizers this hardly ever happens anymore. Because of this, the ‘Ginkelse heath heide’ could be lost. Luckily, a gild of traditional sheep shepherds , the heath farmer, helps rebuilding the connection between heath areas. Therefore, sheep can continue grazing on these reopened heaths and local products can be produced again. This large range of products varies from barley for beer to honey and lamb meat. The ‘Boerengroep’ from Wageningen will take you on this excursion and shows you around. More information and tickets on this page. Both rounds can be spoken in English.
The mix feed factory- Round 1
Did you know that Wageningen has a harbor? A harbor which is known for its animal feed! The big player in this harbor is AgruniekRijnvallei, which produces and spreads feed for cows, pigs, chicken, goats, horses and many more. The raw materials arrive by ships or trucks from all over the world and once there, they will be grounded, crushed, mixed and pressed into high quality chunks. During this excursion you will be guided through the factory and you will see how the grain slowly dissolves into these chucks. Moreover, the harbor master will give you an impression on how it is to be sailing through this harbor. More information and tickets on this page.
The Dairy Lab – Round 3
The Netherlands is a real dairy country and the quality of the Dutch dairy products are famous all over the world. The base of this success finds its roots in the ideal soil- and climate conditions in the Netherlands. The tradition of dairy production has led to a special and close collaboration between milk farmers, -producers, -suppliers and knowledge institutes. An important aspect of this is the research and development of dairy products. In the innovation center of Friesland Campina innovative solutions are conceived which contributes to feeding the world population. More information and tickets on this page.
This excursion is organized in collaboration with the Dutch Dairy Organization.
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.