NOFOTA's history

During the various circular letters as well as with the President's speech at the last Annual Dinner you have been informed about the NOFOTA history project. The project began in November 2013 and will take about 3,5 years.The goal is to write a compelling biography of the Netherlands Oils, Fats and Oilseeds Trade Association which was founded on the 1st October 1918.  

The NOFOTA Council commissioned the Dutch historian and author Dr. Marcel Metze to develop and write the biography. Metze and his senior researcher Parcival Weijnen MA first did preliminary research in order to develop a comprehensive plan. They rediscovered the NOFOTA annual reports, which until recently were deemed to be lost. They found a wealth of historical documents in personal, public and corporate archives. Apart from researching these, they will also interview a substantial number of key players from the post-war period.

The biography will be published in 2018, at the occasion of NOFOTA’s  centennial celebration. With this link you can follow the developments of the project as well as information of the writer and his team.

NOFOTA will contact their members for sponsoring of this remarkable book. If you are interested, please contact the secretariat.