Peter-Erik Ywema

Peter-Erik Ywema

General Manager, the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform, The Netherlands

Peter-Erik Ywema is an analytical chemist by education and holds an MBA in strategic sustainability consultancy. He has been educated in fine arts too and sources inspiration in many forms of art. He has been a consultant, researcher and interim manager since 1990, focusing on the implementation of pragmatic sustainability concepts in companies and policy for governmental institutions. In the early nineties he was amongst the researchers that developed lifecycle assessment as tool to better understand real and significant environmental impacts.
He has founded two consultancies, Core Management and Quintens, both based on the conviction that the only lasting and profitable businesses will be the ones with sustainability: where people, planet and profit are equal elements of the core business.
Peter-Erik has gathered experience from his work for dozens of companies, intermediate organizations, governments and NGOs.
Since 2007, he is the General Manager of SAI Platform, the global food and drink industry initiative for sustainable agriculture. Since that time, the Platform has grown from 17 to over 50 members. The world’s biggest companies work jointly toward a more sustainable agriculture. The Platform develops and publishes a unique collective knowledge about solutions and tools for any company in the food value chain.

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Session Details

Speaker at: Introducing the Declaration of Abu Dhabi
Date & Time: Tuesday, 28 October, 11:30 -1 p.m.
Location: Plenary/Mezzoon Ballroom

Moderator at: Parallel Session 3 “Performance metrics for G.A.P. impacts: the potential for a common global set”
Date & Time: Tuesday, 28 October, 2:30 -4:30 p.m.
Location: Session Rooms 3&4

Session Description

Introducing the Declaration of Abu Dhabi for Global Food Security through Good Agricultural Practices: The joint initiative launched by the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform, the International Trade Centre (ITC), and GLOBALG.A.P. Helping farmers grow farms for their grandchildren: How can G.A.P. support food security for future generations?

Feeding 9.6 billion people in 2050 is one of the biggest challenges facing all of humanity today. How can Good Agricultural Practices help secure food supplies today and in the future? What if every farm on earth followed a single harmonized basic set of G.A.P. criteria to apply safe and sustainable practices? Would this ensure the sustainability of farms and farming for generations to come?

Performance metrics for G.A.P. impacts: the potential for a common global set

Public and private sector experts will share their tools and approaches for performance measurement, explain how metrics are used to evaluate G.A.P. impacts at the farm and landscape level, and explore the opportunities and challenges to defining common metrics across the globe.