The World Food Center (WFC) in Ede is the food meeting place for consumers, businesses, knowledge institutions and governments. At the former barracks area Maurits Zuid a lively area is created where living, working and recreation go hand in hand. The WFC helps consumers to become aware of food issues and how they can contribute to a healthier and more sustainable future for themselves and their environment. In addition, the WFC is an innovation district for food and agriculture, a place where development and exchange of knowledge between companies, knowledge institutions and consumers is stimulated.
The WFC is an initiative of the municipality of Ede and WFC Development BV (a collaboration between BPD (Bouwfonds Property Development) Green Real Estate BV and Van Wijnen Groep NV).
Our mission and vision
The ever growing world population and increasing pressure on the planet lead to huge challenges in the food chain. More so, our day to day choices have an impact on our body and our environment. To provide enough, nutritious and sustainable food for everyone today and in the future, a radical change in how we produce and consume food is needed.
The World Food Center unites consumers and organizations and stimulates them to take more responsibility and join forces to find solutions for challenges in the food chain we face today and in the future. We feed each other.
The World Food Center is the place to be for food. A place where consumers, private partners, knowledge institutes and governments can share knowledge and inspire one another. The lively urban area adds to both an eventful and meaningful lasting awareness among consumers and provide breeding ground for innovation.
The plans for the World Food Center are on paper. The WFC structural vision describes how the area is set up. Where do houses or businesses go, which beautiful places do we want to protect and how do we deal with nature or parking? You can read about the effects on the environment in the accompanying EIA plan. Curious what is in the documents? You can read the structural vision.