Food production, processing and distribution for the world’s metropoles is organised in increasingly complex networks. We call these networks Metropolitan Food Clusters – our company Wageningen Metropolitan Food Clusters supports entrepreneurs, governments and citizens to design and develop these networks, hubs and required infrastructures.


Wageningen MFC is a spin-off of Wageningen University & Research that integrates the knowledge and life-long experience of former and current senior experts from this university and linked relevant expertise’s with the fresh ideas and up-to-date education of young professionals.


Our mission is to help providing good food for everyone in an urbanising world. Our focus is on innovation of the agri-food system by co-designing Metropolitan Food Clusters, answering to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This approach brings the worlds of governments, businesses, knowledge institutes, and consumer and interest organisations together within a framework of sustainable development.


We feel responsible for the environmental impact of our work – especially for climate and bio-diversity and frugal use of resources; for welfare consequences – for both humans and animals; and for healthy economic results – for individual businesses and consumers as well as sectors, nations and regions.

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Metropolitan Food Clusters (MFC) have been developed since the end of last century, starting from in-depth research of the agri-food system of North-Western Europe. In applying the concept, we work from 6 principles.

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Wageningen MFC consists of three entities: Wageningen MFC Association, Wageningen MFC Business and Wageningen MFC Foundation, which together guarantee the permanent generation of knowledge and know-how towards system-innovations in Agriculture and Food production. These three organisations provide the opportunity of increasing and sharing this knowledge base.

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