THE SCIENCE OF SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS
Dr. Jeroen Dijkman is the founding head of the Nestlé Institute of Agricultural Sciences at Nestlé Research. The Institute aims to translate agricultural science into concrete applications and to identify and develop regenerative agriculture technologies. Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Institute has three focus areas: plant sciences, dairy-livestock sciences and agricultural systems sciences.
Jeroen has worked for over 30 years, in all major regions of the world, with bi- and multi-lateral donors, i-NGOs, international and national research centres, the World Bank, UN agencies and the private sector on finding ways to use research and innovation to transition agri-food systems towards more productive but also more sustainable and socially inclusive pathways.
Jeroen was previously Director (International) of the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre, Senior Technical Adviser of the UN Environment, Climate and Clean Air Coalition agriculture initiative and Managing Director of the Animal Sciences Group, Wageningen University and Research.