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Global Food Chains Beyond 2015: Fair Solutions to Unfair Trading Practices – Wednesday, 14 October 2015

As part of its Global Food Week (12-16 October), Fairfood would like to invite you to a multi-stakeholder discussion on tackling Unfair Trading Practices (UTPs) which impacts food producers in the Netherlands and the EU but also low and middle income countries.

Early 2016 the European Commission will publish its evaluation of the Supply Chain Initiative. Also, the Dutch pilot gedragscode Eerlijke Handelspraktijken is now being evaluated. Surprisingly, under this pilot, no complaints seem to have been filed.

Fairfood believes this is a good moment to talk about the effectiveness of the industry’s self-regulation approach. We will be looking at lessons learnt and, most importantly, discussing the steps needed to ensure fair solutions to UTPs.

Time: 09:00-13:30 (lunch included)
Location: Huis van Europa, Korte Vijverberg 5/6, The Hague


09:00-9:30      Registration and coffee

09:30- 09:45   Global Food Chains beyond 2015

Introduction by Maxine Tillij, Managing Director a.i. Fairfood International

09:45 -10:15   What is fair?

Klaas Johan Osinga, member of the steering committee pilot Eerlijke Handelspraktijken AgroFood, LTO Nederland (Land en Tuinbouw organisatie Nederland – Dutch Federation of Agriculture and Horticulture, an entrepreneurial and employers’ organisation.

10:15-10:45   Towards more effective regulation of UTPs in food supply chains

Sanne van der Wal, senior researcher, SOMO (Stichting Onderzoek Multinationale Ondernemingen – Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations)

10:45-11:15   Coffee break

11:15-11:45   Panel Discussion – Fair solutions to Unfair Trading Practices

Panelists confirmed so far: Klaas Johan Osinga (LTO), Sanne van der Wal (SOMO) and Murk Boerstra (FNLI).

11:45-12:00   Closure

12:00-13:30   Networking lunch

Past events

Dam tot Damloop race – September 2015

Join the Fairfood team and take part in The Netherland’s favourite race. Spaces are limited. To register or for more information, please contact

Dam tot dam

Fairfood Fiesta Benefit Concert – 7 May 2015

Fairfood International is happy to announce its first joint fundraising event with the University of Amsterdam! There will be live music from a range of bands and singer-songwriters, as well as food and drinks. You can also learn more about the Central American sugarcane industry and how you can help workers receive better working conditions in this region! All proceeds generated at this event will go to support Fairfood’s projects.

Event details


Four-mile Dam tot Damloop by night – Saturday 20 September 2014

The Dam tot Damloop 2014 was a great success as we won first prize in the Goede Doelen (Charities) category!
We would to thank our 50 runners including three corporate teams:
ASN Bank, Animal Farm and Gold Fish, who together raised €9,400,
and all of our volunteers that made it a great evening!


World Food Day – Thursday 16 October 2014

On 16 October, World Food Day, more than 450 people attended the first edition of the ‘Eat this!’ event
This was a vibrant event where attendees learned about sustainable food issues and the work that Fairfood International and other like-minded organisations are doing to achieve a fairer food system.


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