Briefing | New BHOS Policy: focus on Food and Nutrition Security

Food and nutrition security is among the most pressing of the global development challenges the world faces today. To that end, it is expected to prominently feature in the Netherlands’ new foreign trade and development cooperation (BHOS) policy, which was presented in a letter to the Dutch parliament on 24 June by the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Liesje Schreinemacher.

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30 Jun 2022
Netherlands Food Partnership
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Time: 15:30 – 17:00

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This session serves as an opportunity to gather and share information on the BHOS policy note. This is both a moment to reflect moment as well as look forward and provide a space to share expectations and public recommendations for the upcoming parliamentary debate about the new policy (foreseen early July). The meeting will further build on the conversations held during the consultation phase for the policy and tap into the recently published summary of outcomes of the online consultations by Minister Schreinemacher and the outcomes of the specific online consultation session, hosted recently by NFP.

Programme outline:

  • Introduction to the BHOS policy note.
  • Panel discussion:
    • Agriterra: Gabriela Versteeg
    • VNO-NCW: Gieneke Talsma
    • NWGN: Arine Valstar
    • Food 4 All Coalition: Nout van der Vaart.
  • The panelists will share their assessment of the policy note from the perspective of food and nutrition security, and from the perspective of the constituencies they represent.
  • Interactive discussion in which participants are invited to ask questions and share their reflections and inputs.

The BHOS policy is available to download now in Dutch and as a summary in English

Briefing | BHOS Policy Parliamentary Debate: Food and Nutrition Security Main Implications

On 7 July NFP will be hosting a follow up session in which the main implications coming out from the BHOS Policy Parliamentary debate within the context of Food and Nutrition Security, will be reviewed and discussed.

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Nicole Metz

Netherlands Food Partnership