Launch of N8 AgriFood Food Systems Policy Hub

  • Date and time: Monday 9 November 2020, 9.00am to 13 november
  • Location: Online

Event details


Join the launch of the hub from Monday 9 November for a week of expert webinars with over 20 speakers from academia, industry and charities.

During this week, we'll be introducing policymakers and the agrifood community to our Food Systems Policy Hub, which aims to effect real-world change on the food system. It brings together N8 AgriFood's interdisciplinary strengths in food systems research, thinking and collaboration to provide independent advice, expertise and thought leadership for policy communities working in the food system.

Food supply in a changing world
Monday 9 November, 10:30 - 12:00 GMT

Prof Bob Doherty from the University of York, and the speakers below, will consider the importance of developing secure, resilient and sustainable food systems.

- Prof Tony Heron, University of York
- Dr Eleonora Morganti, University of Leeds 
- Ian Wright CBE, Chief Executive, Food and Drink Federation
- Dr Chris West, SEI University of York
- Alan Hayes, Head of Technical Programmes, Institute of Grocery Distribution 

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Childhood food poverty in the UK
Tuesday 10 November, 10:30-12:00 GMT

Dr Bernadette Moore and Dr Charlotte Evans from the University of Leeds, along with the various speakers below, will explore how we can tackle childhood food poverty.

- Denise Bentley, Co-founder and Chief Executive, First Love Foundation
- Kim Roberts, Chief Executive, HENRY 
- Dr Megan Blake, University of Sheffield
- Prof Jonathan Rushton, University of Liverpool
- Dr Maria Bryant, Hull York Medical School
- Prof Louise Dye, University of Leeds

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Ecosystem markets for a green recovery
Wednesday 11 November, 9:00-10:30 GMT

Prof Mark Reed from Newcastle University and Prof Peter Howley from the University of Leeds, along with the speakers below, will consider the barriers to and opportunities for ecosystem markets to contribute to a green recovery.

- Chair: Colin Mackie, Green Finance Strategy Team, Defra
- Prof Guy Ziv, University of Leeds
- Dr Helen Kendall, Newcastle University

The session will stimulate discussion and interrogate new evidence by exploring demand side and supply side issues.

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Tackling global food issues through local action
Thursday 12 November, 10:30-12:00 GMT

Dr Rachel Marshall from Lancaster University, along with the speakers below, will explore how local food systems are about much more than just local food. They will consider the health, environmental, social and economic impacts of local food systems.

- Dr Paola Sakai, University of Leeds
- James Coe, Senior Policy Advisor, University of Liverpool 

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How can policy support agrifood innovation?
Friday 13 November, 10:30-12:00 GMT

Prof Jess Davies and Dr Ruth Alcock from Lancaster University, and the speakers below, will consider how policy can support sustainable agrifood innovation.

- Dr Alona Armstrong, Lancaster University
- Dr Jason Moore, Director of Research and Product Development at Arid Agritech
- David Hall, NFU Regional Director for the North West

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Over 20 speakers from academia, industry and charities.

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