The global food system is facing unprecedented challenges, with huge implications for health, environment and economy. However, shifting contexts in the UK present producers, processors and retailers with positive opportunities. So how do we harness these, create new synergies between sustainable consumption and production and potentially set agri-food onto more secure and sustainable paths?
Cardiff Sustainable Places Research Institute (PLACE) is a meeting place for sustainability science, focussed on exploring innovative solutions for a more sustainable future. Our work on agri-food and rural development considers production and consumption as connected, in place-based systems founded in nature and biodiversity. Our findings have had significant impact on policy development and debates concerning agri-food, designated landscapes and rural development at Wales, UK and EU levels.
Working with actors across the food system our research explores innovative new ways of addressing these challenges, and realising a more socially and ecologically diverse food system. We ask whether a regional-based UK food system can provide healthy and sustainable diets, and if resilience in the system can be achieved through strengthening social capital among food system stakeholders.
We are uncovering the potential for more resilient food supply chains by considering the role of skills in the case of production horticulture.
By bringing together key actors in the agri-food sector this event will explore new innovative and colalborative approaches to the challenges faced by the global food system.
Join us on 2nd October where our speakers will discuss these points, followed by a Q&A session.
- Prof Terry Marsden, Director, Sustainable Places Research Institute
- Dr Hannah Pitt, Sêr Cymru II Research Fellow. Project Lead, Knowing to Grow
- Dr Angelina Sanderson-Bellamy, Cardiff University. Project Lead, T-GRAINS: Transforming and Growing Relationships within regional food systems for Improved Nutrition and Sustainability
Networking – Canapes and networking will be available from 5 pm.
Booking – Attendance at this event is free, but booking is required. Places will be allocated on a first come basis.
Registration – Registration will open at 5 pm. The session will start promptly at 6.00pm.