How can we feed the 9 billion people who will inhabit the earth in 2050? This is the most pressing challenge facing humanity today and it requires a carefully orchestrated approach to three major issues: People, Climate and big data.
In the coming decades, these issues will affect public policies, management, human resource development, technology, international trade, environmental sustainability, resource availability and even domestic and international con icts. They are intimately interconnected and critical to the ability of the food and agribusiness industry to solve food security challenges. As part of IFAMA International, IFAMA Europe has joined forces with the Danish Food Cluster to seek answers during the 2016 IFAMA World Forum and Symposium in Aarhus, Denmark.
IFAMA Europe is an inspiring innovation hub in a triple helix context, unlocking interesting and cross-category open innovation possibilities for the agrifood sector on a European and even global scale through its close links with IFAMA International.
IFAMA Europe recognises the fundamental links between Academia, Industry and Government and seeks to create opportunities at their intersections. We welcome large and small innovative parties (e.g. SMEs, start ups, incubators, etc.). IFAMA Europe’s structure is designed to facilitate cooperation, information sharing and networking between members to convert good ideas into real value.
IFAMA Europe is contributing to the 2016 IFAMA World Forum and Symposium by launching the Strategic Triple Helix Research and Innovation Agenda. This agenda has been developed by the different working groups of IFAMA Europe in close cooperation with Berenschot Consultancy, where both the main authors, Edwin Lambregts and Stephanie Wagenaar, are employed. During the 2016 IFAMA World Forum and Symposium, Theo Camps, Chairman of IFAMA Europe, will present the Strategic Triple Helix Research and Innovation Agenda to the EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan.