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Online Event: Exploring the Potential for Enabling Sustainable Practices by Food Consumers

12 Aug 2021
Invitation to PLATEFORMS workshop
Exploring the Potential for Enabling Sustainable Practices by Food Consumers
 
Date: Thursday 2nd September 2021 @ 09:30am-12:00pm
 
Venue: Online via Zoom
 

 

Join us as we gain insight from industry experts and researchers on food-related sustainability initiatives to support consumers and current sustainable household practices, and debate and discuss the potential facilitators and barriers in achieving sustainability across the supply chain. This workshop will inform final recommendations for the PLATEFORMS research project.

The PLATEFORMS project aims to produce in-depth knowledge on how food practices in the home are affected by new innovations in food provisioning platforms, such as community supported agriculture (CSA) or online shopping. Together, we will explore areas of innovation and the potential value of these new platforms in enhancing the sustainability of food practices within households. 

Time

Activity

Speaker

09.30

Welcome Address

Professor Mary McCarthy

Cork University Business School

09:35

Keynote Speakers – how retailers, producers and community groups are responding to sustainable food consumption issues

Daniel Kelly, CSR Manager, Lidl Ireland & NI Emma Walls, Commercial Director, Glenisk Dr Oliver Moore, Cloughjordan CSA

10.25

Presentation - Plateforms Research Findings

Professor Mary McCarthy and Dr Claire O’Neill

Coffee Break

11.00

Breakout sessions on key themes of:

  • Responsible sourcing and food waste
  • Sustainable product attributes and design
  • Social learning

11.45

Concluding discussion

-      based on breakout rooms feedback

Chaired by Professor McCarthy

12.00

Closing remarks

Professor McCarthy

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Food Industry Training Unit

University College Cork , Western Road, Cork

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