De Hongerige Stad: Beyond the supermarket

Voedsel heeft een grote maatschappelijke waarde. Deze programmareeks geeft een nieuwe kijk op de rol van ons voedsel en op de stedelijke ontwikkeling en werkgelegenheid. Voedsel speelt een prominente rol in de wijze waarop steden hun toekomst plannen. Tijdens deze bijeenkomst 'Beyond the supermarket' - voertaal is Engels - staat een verkenning naar kortere voedselketens centraal.

Organisator Pakhuis de Zwijger en YFM

di 26 april 2016 20:00

Locatie Pakhuis de Zwijger Piet Heinkade 179 1019 HC Amsterdam

The demand for fresh locally produced food is growing; more and more consumers want to know where their food is produced and by whom. Trough local agriculture and short food supply chain initiatives farmers and consumers regain control over the price and quality of their food. Tonight we will explore the transformative potential of short food supply chains and discuss what constitutes these initiatives and which interventions are needed for the sector to develop itself.

Albeit the steady growth of the sector, it still has a small market share and thus remains marginal. Specifically, if the Dutch situation is compared with other European countries where short food supply initiatives have matured over the last years. For many Dutch initiatives, it’s difficult to make ends meet and they need to upscale to be financially viable. When these initiatives decide to scale up, they have to balance their idealist goals with the reality of running a sustainable business.

New trends in the short food supply sector have challenged policymakers to create a healthy investment climate for food initiatives. Soon the Dutch Government will explore the possibilities of stimulating the short food supply chain market with new subsidy schemes. With Jan Willem van der Schans (University Wageningen), Quirijn Bolle (Marqt) and Arthur Nijhuis (Rechtstreex) we shall discuss how these new policies affect the sector and we shall discuss new opportunities and threats that these new developments pose