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How to solve the sustainable food puzzle

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The ability to provide and use food sustainably is essential to our future prosperity. There is a complex landscape to navigate - to identify the many stakeholders, and engage them in the activities that will:

· Limit the impact on climate change of food production and consumption

· Support healthy ecosystems

· Maximise production for a growing population

· Eradicate food waste

This can be best seen as a jigsaw puzzle of distinct and interlocking policies, projects, and stakeholders, all with individual goals, needs, resources, risks and opportunities.

This event will bring together stakeholders including: experts, businesses, academics, NGOs – to explore the puzzle, find ways to solve the different pieces of the puzzle (or promote best practice that is already working), and agree a way forward.

The different topics for each part of the puzzle will be set by the stakeholders themselves, and will include:

· Reducing carbon in the food value chain

· Finding a metric for soil health

· Engaging agricultural suppliers

· Consumer food waste

· Tackling waste from farm gate to plate/shelf

· Sustainable agriculture for profitable production

· Reducing food miles and/or their impact

· Sustainable food for sustainable society

Every part of this puzzle will have the overlying challenges and opportunities of Brexit to consider.

Delegates will sign up to tackle the pieces of the puzzle that are important to them. BITC will appoint a leader for each piece of the puzzle who will help shape each session.

The format suitable for each will vary from roundtable discussions, sharing best practice, lectures from experts, debate, inspirational key note speaker.

A plenary session will bring together the pieces of the puzzle with an opportunity for brief feedback.

Following the event a plan will be created showing the progress expected over time.

Participants include: Nestle, University of Sheffield, Vegpro Group Kenya, William Jackson Food Group, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew.

FREE to attend, places must be pre-booked.

Further details from Elizabeth Edgington elizabeth.edgington@bitc.org.uk, 0113 2058222

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