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Breakfast Session COE Resources on Soy Supply Security

Breakfast Session COE Resources on Soy Supply Security

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APR

2015

On Tuesday, 12 May 2015 the first COE Resources Breakfast Session will be held at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies.

Europe is almost completely depending on soybean and soymeal imports to meet its demand. Within Europe, the Netherlands is the biggest importer of soy. Soy is a crucial input for both the Dutch oils and fat industry, and the Dutch food and grocery industry. The strategic value of this commodity in combination with high import dependence makes the Dutch industry particularly vulnerable to geopolitical developments that put current trade flows and long-term supply security under pressure.

This Breakfast session is organized by COE Resources in cooperation with FNLI and MVO and focuses on the future global challenges and the strategic responses that will affect the security of supply of soy. Through several short presentations it will provide insights into the global forces shaping soy supply and demand (including the potential impact of social and political instability, resource nationalism, and policies), and the strategic relevance of biodiversity. Participants are invited to reflect on the business consequences of trends and any unforeseen circumstances that may undermine the supply of soy, and to discuss strategies to anticipate and mitigate the effects.

Participation was by invitation only.
You can download the minutes here.

Time: 8:30-11:00 am 
Location: HCSS, Lange Voorhout 16, 2514 EE The Hague 

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