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Are you an organisation based in the Netherlands and would you also like to get started with reducing food waste and optimizing its economic value?

Together with your trade association and our network partners, we can support you in a number of ways. Using the links under categories you can find a range of tools to get you started. Using the parties below, you can get in contact with companies already active in preventing food waste and optimizing its economic value.

The Sustainable Food Alliance and the Ministry of Economic Affairs liaise with each other in their sense of urgency for the further sustainability of the food chain. For this reason the Alliance and the Ministry have prepared a combined agenda for the period 2013 – 2016, which is also the basis for the period until 2020.

The Sustainable Food Alliance is working to accelerate sustainability in all major food chains. Optimizing the economic value of unpreventable surplus food, reducing food waste and sustainability of the meat chain are topics that they are working on. Chain partners LTO, FNLI, CBL, KHN and Veneca are working in those areas on sustainability transition in all major chains.
Read more: www.verduurzamingvoedsel.nl (in Dutch)

The Dutch Food Retail Association (Centraal Bureau Levensmiddelenhandel) is the representative of food retail and food service companies in the Netherlands. To address the issue of sustainability together, the CBL has prepared a sustainability agenda. By putting new issues on this agenda each year, the food retail sector proactively works on social responsibility.
Read more: www.cbl.nl (in Dutch)

The goal of the Association of Dutch Catering Organisations (Veneca) is to look after the economic and social interests of their members and to represent the catering sector as such. Veneca and its members focus primarily on the aspects of sustainability that have a direct impact. In collaboration with suppliers they look for opportunities to reduce food waste.
Read more: http://www.veneca.nl (in Dutch)




The Royal Dutch Hospitality Association (Koninklijke Horeca Nederland) is the largest hotel and catering trade association in the Netherlands. With 246 offices throughout the Netherlands, KHN represent at least 20,000 hotel and restaurant owners, with almost 200,000 employees.
Read more: www.khn.nl (in Dutch)

The Federation of the Dutch Food and Grocery Industry (Federatie Nederlandse Levensmiddelen Industrie) is the umbrella organisation of businesses and sector organisations in the Dutch food industry (food and non-food). The FNLI is the representative of food manufacturers and sector organisations and the point of contact for trade partners, NGO’s, government, politics and media.
Read more: www.fnli.nl (in Dutch)

The Dutch Federation of Agriculture and Horticulture (Land- en Tuinbouworganisatie Nederland) is an entrepreneurial and employers’ organisation with added value, for a sector with added value. The collaboration between LTO North, ZLTO (South) and the LLTB (Limburg region) represents nearly 50,000 agricultural entrepreneurs and supports their economic and social position.
Read more: www.lto.nl  (in Dutch), http://www.zlto.nl/  (in Dutch)

The Netherlands Nutrition Centre (Voedingscentrum Nederland) is the authority which offers the consumer scientific and independent information about healthy, safe and more sustainable food choices. The VCN promotes healthy and more sustainable food to consumers and encourages businesses to supply more responsible food.
Read more:  http://www.voedingscentrum.nl (in Dutch)


Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research, works together with national and international businesses, governments, consumers and other research institutes, on sustainable, innovative processes and products that can be used quickly and effectively. With knowledge about the whole chain, from raw materials to production and processing methods, logistical issues and end products, WUR helps its clients to find solutions for small and large issues.
Read more: http://www.wageningenur.nl (in English)

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