Join the Voedsel Anders Conference 2020!

UPDATE: Because of the COVID-19 virus, we have decided to postpone the conference until later this year.

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On 3 and 4 April 2020, the third national Voedsel Anders conference will take place in Wageningen. After two successful previous editions, with over 1000 participants, we invite you to participate in this inspiring event.

Voedsel Anders Conference 2020

Voedsel Anders (Food Otherwise) is a movement of people in the Netherlands and Belgium working towards just and sustainable food and farming systems. A lot has happened since the first conference and the drafting of our manifesto. Political as well as societal attention for the challenges and opportunities of the  agri-food system have grown significantly and the urgency to ignite a transition is bigger than ever.

Photo: Joyce Fabriek

During the Voedsel Anders Conference 2020 we will identify and reflect on wins, barriers and solutions in our joined quest to an alternative food and farming system. We will touch upon questions such as: What have we already achieved and what were the factors of success? How can we identify and deal with barriers? What possibilities and opportunities lie ahead? Can we strengthen the food and farming movement whilst making it more inclusive and diverse?

As in earlier editions, this conference will offer space for a large variety of workshops and discussions to share inspiring stories, to learn from each other and reflect on learning; to identify opportunities, to create stronger networks and to search for innovative, sustainable and just solutions in the food and farming system. Key is community building and learning from (and with) each other.

Programme and workshops

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Workshops form the heart of the conference. Around 80 workshops will be offered about themes as diverse as healthy soils to no-waste cooking and from establishing food cooperatives to strengthening the movement. In addition to the workshops, there will be an ‘Inspiration Carrousel’ where you can learn more about specific initatives, organisations or movements. On Friday morning you can choose from five unique excursions. Other events at the conference include a ‘farmers market’ and a virtual reality tour through farmers fields.

What happened at the Voedsel Anders conference 2016? Watch this video to refresh your memory!

And finally … a financial contribution

Naturally, organising a conference requires a lot of money. The costs are kept to a minimum by relying on volunteers and gifts. In order to avoid barriers to participation, we aim to keep participation fees as low as possible – in particular for farmers and students. To this end, Voedsel Anders 2020, like previous editions, heavily relies on financial contributions from participating organisations and individuals. If your organisation has the financial means to support the conference, please send an email to

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s conference!

The conference organisers in the core team of Voedsel Anders:

Fransjan de Waard, Guus Geurts, Hanny van Geel, Henk Renting, Janneke Bruil, Jeanet van der Woude, Laura van Oers, Leonardo van den Berg, Liane Lankreijer, René de Bruin, Samira van der Loo, Sylvia Kay, Tjerk Dalhuisen, Veerle Slegers