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CAN LOCAL FOOD SYSTEMS BE A RESILIENT SOLUTION TO OUR GLOBAL FOOD PROBLEMS?
CAN LOCAL FOOD SYSTEMS BE A RESILIENT SOLUTION TO OUR GLOBAL FOOD PROBLEMS?
JANUARY 14, 2021
 

ONLINE WEBINAR HOSTED AT THE ROYAL AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

CIRENCESTER

UK

An open conversation and  exploration of local food systems in the UK & around the world, their sustainability and resilience in times of need e.g. COVID-19, how technology can help reduce food miles, food waste, promote seasonal eating & aid in making nutritious locally produced food more widely available. Looking at the recent emergence of new consumer trends that are now leaning towards organic, direct from producer/independent brands & away from supermarkets. 

 

The webinar will focus primarily on two areas of the world, India & the UK, talking to individuals from all areas of the industry, from chefs to farmers, drawing upon similarities between the socio-economic & environmental pressures effect producers and the consumer. With specific focus on the ways in which local food systems can help build stronger, more resilient communities that share a common goal of producing & consuming healthy sustainable food. 

  

Like the UK, farmers are the backbone of Indian society and their economy, 75% of Indian farmers are small holders who struggle to effectively sell or deliver their produce. Some of the biggest differences between the two countries revolve around the availability of technology, especially in regard to marketing, food storage and delivery, we would like to use this opportunity to share knowledge and find ways in which technologies in the UK and EU could help aid farmers and producers in India.  

WATCH THE WEBINAR

00:00: Chair - Richard Baines – Introduction. 

 

05:00: Keynote - Darina Allen 

 

39:30: Chris Smaje - Author of A Small Farm Future

1:07:00: Nick Weir – The Open Food Network

1:47:00: Mr. Stambadri Reddy Sudini - Retired Joint Director in Andra Pradesh state

2:04:00: Srini Alluri, chairman of Manavatha International Charity

 

2:22:00: Suzy Russel – Community Supported Agriculture

 

2:40:00: Ed - Rebel Farmer

 

2:53:00: Panel Discussion – Darina Allen, Chris Smaje, Nick Weir & Suzy Russel.

 

 

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We will be hosting a follow up to this Webinar in March 2021 where we will be discussing Regenerative Agriculture and the innovations in AgTech that can help support farmers and producers who are looking to practising these sustainable methods. 

 
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