Announcing the winning blogs from the food systems e-course

During the past few weeks more than 500 food professionals from across our international network took part in the second iteration of the e-course on food system transformation, which we have been delivering in partnership with Wageningen University and Research. Supported by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the course provides participants with the opportunity to learn and exchange knowledge, expertise and best practice on a broad spectrum of food systems related topics. This has in turn been applied and utilised within the agriculture systems of their respective countries and regions.

The winning blogs

The participants were asked to write a blogpost as part of a group assignment for their final module. Each blogpost was reviewed by a panel of experts, who selected a top three based on quality, originality of content, background research and creativity. With this in mind, we're delighted to present the three winning blogs, which you can download and read via the links below:

Asian Boosters - Putting fish on the plates, securing catch for the future: Towards transforming the Philippine fisheries sector - Amy Melissa Chua (Philippines), Andy Aryawan (Indonesia), Aileen Agcaoili (Philippines), Aye Aye Nwe (Myanmar).

Golden Glue Honey - Bee loved by Ethiopian farmers - Marie Bezard (France), Kate Scurria (USA), Marieke Laméris (Netherlands), Fernanda Ramos Diaz (Germany), Louise Vercruysse (Belgium), Kateryna Zvierieva (Ukraine).

Food4Life - Is the Dutch dairy industry ‘crying over spilled milk? - Stewart Gee (Ireland), Viktoria Kokorina (Ukraine), Jorge Noro (Portugal), Rik van Keulen (Netherlands).

The jury members were extremely impressed with the high quality of the blogs, which made the selection of the winners exceptionally difficult. You can watch the announcement of the three winners together with some reflections from the jury below:

Many congratulations to each of the winning groups!