[2023-07-06] Achieving more with less: The Agrifood Sector in Flevoland

On 6 July we were honored to welcome our members in Flevoland and tell and show them some of the greatest strengths of the province: Agrifood & Agtech. The event was organized by Horizon Flevoland and took place at de Beleving in Zeewolde, an experience center for organic farming.

Many thanks to Erik Vos for the delicious food and explanation about the different aspects of organic farming. Also a big thank you to our speakers Marco Smit, Pieter de Wolf and Astrid Furlan – van der Zee for sharing the story of Flevoland, the innovative agricultural sector and what might be the world’s largest urban agriculture project.

On Thursday 6 July, we are pleased to invite you to experience the farming and food processing of the future and show you the latest developments in the Agrifood and Agtech sector in Flevoland.

The event is organized in collaboration with Horizon Flevoland, and will take place at De Beleving in Zeewolde.

Flevoland is the newest province of the Netherlands and a masterwork of modern engineering. With almost half a million residents, Flevoland offers room to grow for families and businesses. The geology of Flevoland is unique in the world and the province is known for the quality of its agricultural produce and the innovative technologies developed and perfected here in the polder.

Through this event, they would like to reinforce the ties between their province and the Japanese business communities in the Netherlands and explore opportunities to work together on innovative solutions to challenges that we are all facing.

Date: Thursday 6 July

Time: 13:30 – 17:30

Venue: De Beleving, Winkelweg 61, 3896 LH Zeewolde


  • Dujat Bus (optional)

12:30  Gather in front of Cityden the Garden, Amstelveen

12:45  Bus departs from Amstelveen

  • Main Programme:

13:30  Registration

14:00  Welcome by Jan Nico Appelman, Deputy Governor of Flevoland, and Christa de Kemp, Managing Director of Dujat

14:15  The story of Flevoland, a province created for agriculture by Marco Smit, Managing Director of Horizon

14:45  Presentation by Pieter de Wolf, Senior WUR researchers and Project Leader Farm of the Future

15:15  “About the location: What is the BioBrass and how does circular farming work here?” by Erik Vos

15:45  Presentation by Astrid Furlan, Cooperative Urban Farming Oosterwold and Social Farmer

16:15  Drinks and Networking

17:30  End of Event, Dujat Bus returns to Amstelveen