Toine Timmermans is Program Manager of Circular Economy in Food at Wageningen University & Research.
He coordinated both EU projects FUSIONS and REFRESH, focusing on innovation and research in food waste prevention at EU-level. A central ambition of the REFRESH project (www.eu-refresh.org) is to develop and implement national “Framework for Action” models to contribute to SDG 12.3, based on strategic agreements across all stages of the supply chain. The national platforms are progressing in Germany, Spain, Hungary, the Netherlands and China.
Toine is also the Managing Director of the foundation Food Waste Free United, the national private-public partnership in the Netherlands (www.foodwastefreeunited.com). He is the principle investigator within the Global Consortium for Innovation in Post-Harvest Loss & Food Waste Reduction, member of the EC-Food Loss and Food Waste platform and Non-Executive Director at the Board of the Fight Food Waste CRC in Australia.