TKI Agri & Food: fundamental and applied research plus valorisation

TKI Agri & Food

The Top Consortium for Knowledge and Innovation (TKI) coordinates the creation of the Knowledge and Innovation agenda of Top Sector Agri & Food, takes care of the research programme and advises the Top Team Agriculture & Food concerning arrangements with the Minister of Climate and Economic Affairs.

As far as the research programme is concerned, TKI Agri & Food supports innovation with a number of its own arrangements and offers co-financing for, for example, EU projects. So far this has resulted in around 500 research and innovation projects, large and small: TKI projects, MIT projects, NWO projects and EU projects that have all been supported financially by TKI Agri & Food.

An overview of all arrangements and options for co-financing of projects by TKI Agri & Food can be found on the Co-financing page. There you can find documents needed for the project justification and reporting.

Missions

All Top Sector Agri & Food research and innovation projects are divided over 7 missions namely: Circular agriculture, climate-neutral production, climate-proof areas, appriciated, healthy and safe foods, sustainable and safe waters, the best protected delta and key enabling technologies.  You can find more information about each of the missions here.

Results

Top Sector Agri & Food research and innovation projects produce important results. You can find a selection of special projects on the Showcases page. In the TKI booklet entitled “Zaaien, oogsten en eten” [Sowing, harvesting and eating] and in the publication “Project Fact Sheet in 51 stories” a selection of engaging projects can be found.

TKI Agri & Food Board

The board of TKI Agriculture & Food is chaired by Aalt Dijkhuizen, who is also the chairman of Top Team Agri & Food.  The top team wants this dual role to strengthen the connection between strategy and implementation, shorten internal lines and improve effectiveness externally.

Margrethe Jonkman
Chair
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Fred Beekmans
Darling Ingredients
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Thijs Cuijpers
LTO Nederland
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Marian Geluk
FNLI
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Rob Hamer
Unilever
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Leo den Hartog
Nutreco
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André Hoogendijk
Branche Organisatie Akkerbouw
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Jan Klerken
Scelta Mushrooms
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Bas Rüter
Stichting Ekokeur
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Anita Scholte op Reimer
Ahold
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Sjef Smeekens
Universiteit Utrecht
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Peter Vesseur
Nepluvi
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Annie de Veer
Observer
Ministery of Agriculture, Nature and Fisheries
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Charles Wijnker
Observer Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport
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TKI Agri & Food Office

Kees de Gooijer
Directeur
E-mail
06-51701630

Wijnie van Eck
Adjunct-directeur
E-mail
06-53444928

Marleen Scholte
Secretariaat
E-mail
06-14328077

Ineke de Boer
Controller
E-mail
06-22497559

Michiel Sytsma
Financieel medewerker
E-mail
088-0228050

Bert van Rees
Communicatie-adviseur
E-mail
06-48400987


Central themes TKI Agri & Food

Downloads

Publications about Topsector Agri & Food can be downloaded from the library (some in English). More information about arrangements and options for co-financing of projects can be found on the Co-financing page.


Network partners

An overview of main organisations and networks regarding Topsector Agri & Food can be found on the Network partners page (Dutch).