Ms Wilma van Esch is the Head of the Food Security and Nutrition division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands since August 2021.

After graduating from Wageningen University, Wilma worked for the UN and the Ministry in various countries such as Ghana, India, Tanzania Kenya and Madagascar with a focus on water, the environment and agriculture within the framework of governance and the interface of governments, private sector and communities. Wilma has since worked as a Senior Advisor on improving the quality and effectiveness of development cooperation policies and programme and as Head of the Rule of Law and Peace Building division in the Department on Stability, Migration and Humanitarian Aid (2017-2021).

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On Friday 15 October 2021, Netherlands Food Partnership is hosting a unique and uplifting hybrid event for food professionals to celebrate World Food Day 2021. Hundred food professionals gather live in Pakhuis de Zwijger. From there, we will be joined virtually by food pioneers and professionals from four continents. We look forward to have you with us!

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