[2017-03-17] Company Visit Food Valley Wageningen


Last week on Friday the 17th of March, DUJAT traveled to Wageningen for a very interesting and informative first company visit of the year. We were honored to introduce our members to this innovative part of the Netherlands, where business, research and education all come together.

After a warm welcome and a tour at Wageningen Campus, we also caught a glimpse of the company and facilities of KeyGene and learned a lot about the future of global agriculture.

We thank all of our members for participating and hope you had a good time. Hopefully see you at our next event, at the Cherry Blossom Festival!

Dear members of DUJAT,

We are very pleased to invite you to our first DUJAT company visit of the year, on the 17th of March. This time we are honored to organize this event in cooperation with Food Valley NL.

Knowledge, business sense and innovation are the key factors for succes.  Food Valley brings them together, establishing the Netherlands as a leading region for innovation in the agro-food sector.  During this visit to Wageningen, the dynamic heart of Food Valley, you will catch a glimpse of the international network which is present in this agro-food knowledge cluster..


  • Anne Mensink, Manager of International Relations & Projects at Food Valley NL will welcome us.


Get acquainted with Wageningen University & Research and its mission : ‘To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life’.  A staff of 6,500 and 10,000 students from over 100 countries work everywhere around the world in the domain of healthy food and living environment for governments and the business community-at-large.


  • Ben Geerlings and Petra Caessens will introduce us to Wageningen University and Research and will also take us on an interesting tour around Wageningen Campus.


After this interesting visit to Wageningen Campus and after a 10 min drive,  AgBiotech company KeyGene will welcome us. With its intellectual capital, solution driven approach and collaborative spirit, Keygene works for the future of global agriculture, for instance for higher crop yield & quality. KeyGene works in an international environment with more than 140 professionals from all over the world.


  • Herco van Liere and Bipna Shrestha will be our hosts at Keygene. After an interesting presentation they will show us KeyGene’s facilities.


We will close the event accordingly with some drinks.

For this event we will arrange bus transport from our DUJAT office location to Wageningen. There will be free parking at the office location. In the bus we will provide a sushi lunch for on our way. If you are interested in joining this bus ride, please fill in the attached registration form shortly as there is a limited amount of seats available.

Of course it is also possible to travel to the location by own car. In that case please refer to the attached route and parking instructions.

Please register by responding by e-mail to vangastel@dujat.nl ,

with the filled out registration form as an attachment.


We look forward to seeing you at the event!

With kind regards,


Geert Jan Mantel, Chairman

Christa de Kemp, Managing Director