May 14, 2011 01:48 Asia/Seoul Time Zone
Nutreco: Looking Beyond Boundaries to Find Food for the Future
  • -Addressing the challenge of feeding 9 billion people sustainably: deadline 2050
AMERSFOORT, NETHERLANDS--(Korea Newswire) May 14, 2011 -- The global population is growing in number and income; many more people expect to eat more and animal proteins rank high on their list of preferences. Numbers are predicted to stabilise at around 9 billion by 2050. Can the world produce enough food and keep on producing that food year after year? Agri Vision 2011 will look beyond perceived boundaries to explore how actions and attitudes today can contribute to delivering food for the future.

Delegates will hear fresh information, ideas and insights focused on the future food challenge and delivered by presenters from the agriculture industry and research, environmental and regulatory organisations, financiers and communicators. Organised by global leader in animal nutrition Nutreco and Rabobank, the international food & agribank, Agri Vision 2011 ‘Beyond Boundaries’ will take place 21-23 June at Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin, the Netherlands.

Wout Dekker, Nutreco CEO: “At Agri Vision 2009 we asked: Can we close the gap between the surging demand and struggling supplies? We optimistically, but we believe realistically, concluded: ”Yes we can!" There is potential to be gained in plant and animal breeding, nutrition and husbandry and in unravelling the production potential of current and new arable land. We believe this can be achieved sustainably and without irrevocably damaging biodiversity or our environment. But it needs the cooperation of all stakeholders, willingness to open our minds to innovative concepts and the imagination to develop them into practical realities. We captured that optimism and the facts and opinions behind it in a Nutreco booklet; Feeding the Future, published in March 2010. Earlier this year we published an equivalent aquaculture Feeding the Future booklet, following from AquaVision 2010. It focuses on the potential for aquaculture to bridge the widening gap between sustainable fisheries, which cannot be increased, and the demand for fish.

“During Agri Vision 2011 we will look at the reality of today, constraints and opportunities for tomorrow and hear from companies and industry sectors already making significant progress; encouraging us to think and act Beyond Boundaries.”

Agri Vision

Agri Vision 2011 is the sixth biennial international food and agribusiness conference organised by Nutreco in cooperation with Rabobank. The Agri Vision conferences provide a platform for discussion at a strategic level on current and future concerns in the animal feed-to-food chain. Agri Vision 2011 will provide approximately 400 delegates from around 40 countries with an unrivalled opportunity to hear industry leaders and influential stakeholders debate the issues affecting the industry and to extend their contact networks. www.agrivision.com

Nutreco

Nutreco is a global leader in animal nutrition and fish feed. Our advanced feed solutions are at the origin of food for millions of consumers worldwide. Quality, innovation and sustainability are guiding principles, embedded in the Nutreco culture from research and raw material procurement to products and services for agriculture and aquaculture. Experience across 100 years brings Nutreco a rich heritage of knowledge and experience for building its future. Nutreco employs about 10,000 people in 30 countries, with sales in 80 countries. Nutreco is listed on the NYSE Euronext stock exchange in Amsterdam with annual revenues of EUR 4.9 billion in 2010. www.nutreco.com

Rabobank

Rabobank Group is an international full-range financial services provider founded on cooperative principles serving approximately 10 million clients worldwide. We are a global leader in Food and Agri financing and in sustainability-oriented banking. Next to 143 independent local banks and a central organisation in the Netherlands, the Group comprises a large number of specialised international offices and subsidiaries in 48 countries. The Rabobank Group has the highest credit rating (AAA), awarded by the well-known international rating agencies Moody‘s and Standard & Poor’s. In terms of Tier 1 Capital, the organisation is among the world's fifteen largest financial institutions. Food & Agribusiness is the international prime focus of the Rabobank Group. www.rabobank.com
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