Sustainable Food Chains
Gijs Langeveld
1 May 2021

Webinar streamed live on 25th September 2019. 

There is an overload of food waste initiatives, but which are the ones which create impact? This webinar with Toine Timmermans (SamenTegenVoedselverspilling) and Chris Cochran (ReFED) discusses how a food waste initiative can create impact.


“Have the mindset of action-orientation and a sense of urgency in solving these problems.”

– Chris Cochran –

“Changing mindsets, changing norms, and supply chain collaboration – that’s what we finally need to come up with systemic solutions.”

– Toine Timmermans –

Toine Timmermans

Director, SamenTegenVoedselverspilling (Food Waste Free United)

Toine TimmermansToine Timmermans is Program Manager Circular Economy in Food at Wageningen University & Research, and Coordinator of the EU projects FUSIONS and REFRESH. The overall aim of the project REFRESH is to contribute to SDG 12.3, halving food loss and food waste across the post-harvest supply chain. A central ambition of the REFRESH project is to develop and implement National ‘Framework for Action’ models, based on strategic agreements across all stages of the supply chain, delivered through collaborative working and supported by evidence-based tools to allow targeted cost-effective interventions. www.eu-refresh.org National platforms are piloted in Germany, Spain, Hungary, the Netherlands and China. After a successful launch of the Dutch platform in 2017, Toine is in 2019 the Managing Director of the Dutch foundation United Against Food Waste, the National private-public partnership with the ambition to halve food waste in the Netherlands in 2030 www.samentegenvoedselverspilling.nl.
Chris Cochran

Executive Director, ReFED

In his role as Executive Director, Chris provides strategic oversight to the entire ReFED organization and all program areas. Previously, Chris was the Senior Manager of Sustainability at Walmart where he developed a farm to consumer view of food waste while leading sustainability for Walmart’s global produce business. Chris developed a first-of-its-kind food waste analysis for Walmart US that resulted in food waste reduction and donation opportunities that put the company on track to achieve its public commitments to cut food waste in half and donate four billion meals. Chris’s experience with tackling food waste from multiple points in the value chain helps ReFED bring together new collaborators on food system challenges.

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