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N8 AgriFood International Conference 2018: People, Health & Food Systems, 13th-14th June 2018, Liverpool, UK

Agenda

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People, Health & Food Systems: challenges and solutions for 2030
Day One – Wednesday 13th June 2018

Start time End time Event
9.45 10.20 Registration and coffee
10:20 10:35 N8 AgriFood Welcome Address and Overview

Prof Louise Kenny, Executive Pro-Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

Prof. Deborah Smith, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research, UNIVERSITY OF YORK

Prof. Katherine Denby, Academic Director, N8 AGRIFOOD

10:35 11:20 Keynote: Food for thought; dealing with Brexit
Professor The Lord Sandy Trees, HOUSE OF LORDS
11:20 12:40 Parallel Sessions
Please choose one session from the below options:
Food Crops for people and the planet
Social innovation in food poverty
New technologies in food manufacturing and processing
12:40 13:30 Lunch
13:30 14.30 Selected N8 Presentations

Case study: The AgriFood Training Partnership

Prof Carol Wagstaff, Director, AFTP  Professor of Crop Quality for Health, UNIVERSITY OF READING

Impacts of smallholders’ competitiveness in high-value agro-food chains on household’s food and nutrition security in Kenya
Evans Ngenoh, PhD Student, HUMBOLDT UNIVERSITY OF BERLIN, Germany

Identifying a feasible and acceptable point-of-choice intervention to increase healthy and environmentally friendly food consumption in a UK University

Fiona Graham, PhD Student, THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

Predicting locations suitable for oil palm expansion: Will zero-deforestation policies put grasslands at risk?  

Susannah Fleiss, PhD Student, UNIVERSITY OF YORK

14:30 15:50 Parallel Sessions
Please choose one session from the below options:
Building resilience in oilseed supply chains :Milestones and road ahead
Food waste: Moving to sustainable bioeconomie
Food safety and nutrition in African urban settings: the example of Nairobi
15:50 16:10 Coffee break
16:10 17:30 Parallel Sessions
Please choose one session from the below options:
Food Systems in the Global South
Post – Brexit food systems and the Environment
Interdisciplinary approaches to supply chain efficiency and management
17:30 19:00 Poster and Drinks Reception
19:00 22:00 N8 AgriFood Conference Dinner, The Liver Building
Start time End time Event
9.45 10.20 Registration and coffee
10:20 10:35 N8 AgriFood Welcome Address and Overview

Prof Louise Kenny, Executive Pro-Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

Prof. Deborah Smith, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research, UNIVERSITY OF YORK

Prof. Katherine Denby, Academic Director, N8 AGRIFOOD

10:35 11:20 Keynote: Food for thought; dealing with Brexit
Professor The Lord Sandy Trees, HOUSE OF LORDS
11:20 12:40 Parallel Sessions
Please choose one session from the below options:
Food waste: moving to sustainable bio economies
Social innovation in food poverty
New technologies in food manufacturing and processing
12:40 13:30 Lunch
13:40 14.30 Keynote OR Selected N8 Presentations
14:30 15:50 Parallel Sessions
Please choose one session from the below options:
Building resilience in vegetable oilseed supply chains: milestones and road ahead
Food crops for the people and the planet
Food safety and nutrition in African urban settings: the example of Nairobi
15:50 16:10 Coffee break
16:10 17:30 Parallel Sessions
Please choose one session from the below options:
Post – Brexit food systems  and the environment
Food Systems in the Global South
Interdisciplinary approaches to supply chain efficiency and management
17:30 19:00 Poster and Drinks Reception
19:00 22:00 N8 AgriFood Conference Dinner, The Liver Building

Day Two – Thursday 14th June 2018

Start time End time Event
8:30 9:00 Registration and coffee
9:00 10:20 Parallel Sessions
Please choose one session from the below options:
Food systems for public health
Changing consumer behaviour
N8 open session: physics in food
10:20 11.20 Keynote: The future of small farmers in Asia’s Mekong region
Jonathan Rigg, Director,  Asia Research Institute and Raffles Professor of Social Science, Department of Geography, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE
11.20 11:40 Coffee
11:40 13:00 Parallel Sessions
Please choose one session from the below options:
IFSTAL: showcasing food system changemakers
From food plant to city-towards an integrated agenda for urban food systems
Consumer trust in food
13:00 13:40 Lunch
13:40 14:40 Selected N8 presentations

Collective AbstrACTION – Agricultural water use as a social dilemma for UK irrigated fruit and vegetable production

Chloe Sutcliffe, Research Fellow in Water and Food Systems Resilience, CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

Taxing sugary beverages: A solution to higher levels of obesity? A CGE assessment in Guatemala

Summer Allen, Research Coordinator, IFRPI

IoT. enabled system architectures for the automated adaptive packaging of fresh and processed food products

John Gray, Professor, THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

Portfolio optimization to qualify on-farm diversification induced by an incentive-based watershed conservation Programme in Bolivia

Andrea Markos, Researcher, NATURA FOUNDATION

14:40 15:40 Concluding Plenary: Food systems 2030

Raising awareness of the complexity of the food system and highlighting where science and social science can provide clarity on how we can influence food systems to provide better environmental and public health outcomes has never been more important. At the same time,  innovation across the agri-food sector is helping transform food systems globally. In this concluding panel discussion, we will review – from the perspectives of policy, funding, research, industry and third sector – how we can tackle these challenges together and what the next steps are for the growing N8 AgriFood community.

Chair: Alan Bjerga, Agricultural Correspondent, BLOOMBERG

Confirmed Panelists:

 Tim Mordan, Deputy Director , Agri-Food Chain – Innovation, Productivity & Science,  DEFRA

Kathryn Miller, Innovation Lead- Food Aging Society, Health and Nutrition, INNOVATE UK

John O’Brien, Senior Scientist, NESTLE RESEARCH, Lausanne

Prof. Bob Doherty, Chair of AgriFood at York, UNIVERSITY OF YORK

Prof. Jonathan Rushton, N8 Chair, UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

15:40 16.00 Wrap up summary and awards (Best Poster, Best Agrifood Innovation)

The N8 will be recognising innovation in agrifood within the UK and internationally.  The award will be given to innovative solutions to issues across food system from production and supply chains to consumption and waste supporting sustainability and generating positive impact.  Solutions can be technical or social.

16:00 Close of N8 AgriFood 2018 annual conference

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