may, 2022

10may12:00 pm3:00 pmSustainable Food and Drink NetworkMay 10th

Event Details

Circular and Inclusive Food Systems: Building on Regional, National and International Experiences.

Tuesday May 10th, 12.00 – 15.00

Many cities and regions are developing their food policy to reduce food waste, tackle food insecurity and address climate and environmental degradation. It’s time for local businesses, third sector, and policymakers in Cornwall and the South-West to promote a bottom-up, connected, and circular approach based on local needs as well as national and international best practices.

During this event you will first hear from a team of researchers led by Dr David Monciardini (University of Exeter Business School) and Dr Tiago de Melo Cartaxo (University of Exeter Law School) who will share their insights and proposals for a Cornwall Food Policy Pact (CFPP), inspired by international best practices. This will be followed by a panel of speakers from regional, national and international organisations who will share their involvement in this field and you will have the opportunity to ask questions or join the discussion.

What is the Cornwall Food Policy Pact?

The Cornwall Food Policy Pact (CFPP) is a collective commitment engaging public authorities, business organisations, the third sector and academic institutions to co-design integrated regional food policies into measurable and long-term progress towards sustainable food systems. Our main aim is to tackle two problems in one:

– Radically reduce food waste by promoting hubs that recover food mainly from supermarkets, restaurants and companies’ canteen

– Give to charities and NGOs who distribute it to the citizens and local communities that need it most

While this is a virtual event, there is a very limited number of places available if you would like to attend ‘in person’. When booking please select whether you would be interested in attending this event in person, and whether you would like to be included in the networking lunch that starts from 1200 hrs in the Environment and Sustainability Institute conference room, Penryn Campus, Cornwall. The virtual event will start at 1300 hrs. Further details regarding the location, parking information etc will be sent prior to the event.

If you have any questions please do get in touch. The team member running the session is Samantha Rule, University of Exeter Impact Partnership and Development Manager.

This event is brought to you in collaboration with Future Focus and the Research England Policy Support Fund (PSF).

Book your place now, there is no fee to attend this event as its part of the Future Focus programme. We will ask you to complete a short form for our funders, ERDF. There are eligibility criteria in order to attend this event. If we are unsure of your eligibility we will email you to ask more questions.

By participating in this 2 hour event you will receive support to the de-minimis value of £167/€198 based on an exchange rate of £1/€1.19 (exchange rate dated 01 March 2022)

Terms and Conditions here.

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(Tuesday) 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Environment and Sustainability Institute, Penryn, University of Exeter (Cornwall) TR10 9FE