Building resilience in oilseed supply chains :Milestones and road ahead.
Oilseed supply chains are facing tremendous disruptions due to the emphasis on ‘sustainable production and processing’ and emerging advanced technology such as IoT, big data analytics and blockchain. This has led to the emergence of new players as well as new relationships (contracts) among the existing players. There is constantly increasing direct pressure on the buyers and indirect pressure on the upstream suppliers from NGOs, consumers, government policies and industry groups. While organizations (buyers, suppliers, estates, farmers) have come a long way to ensure sustainability in the oilseed supply chains, there are yet more expectations. We are at a crossroads where we need to re-examine the sustainability agenda and see if the emerging advanced technology can bridge the gaps. This panel consisting of a buyer, a supplier and researchers will cover issues such as:
- Impact of government policy on sustainable oilseed demand and supply
- Is sustainability self-sustainable: Premium pricing of sustainable certificates?
- Assessing the role of technology to ensure sustainability
- Exploring the challenges faced by the upstream players (mills, producers, and farmers)
Dr Chris West, Senior Research Fellow SEI and N8 AgriFood Resilient Supply Chains Lead, UNIVERSITY OF YORK
Mark Wong, Head EU Sustainability Department, SIME-DARBY PLC
Prof. Bhavani Shankar, Professor of International Food, Agriculture and Health, SOAS UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
Dr Manish Shukla, Assistant Professor in Operations Management, DURHAM UNIVERSITY
Dr Belinda Howell, Retailers’ Palm Oil and Soy Representative, DECARBONIZE LTD
Food waste: Moving to sustainable bioeconomie
Food waste is a global challenge with over a third of the world’s food never reaching a human stomach. Global action has begun with sustainable development goal 12.3 aiming to halve per capita global food waste by 2030. The UK throws away over 10 million tonnes of food each year. 6 million tonnes of this food waste is edible and should be prevented or redistributed, while another 4 million tonnes of non-edible food waste. Rather than end up in landfill, these massive volumes of in-edible food waste could be used more efficiently to create energy or new bio-products in a circular economy. This panel will explore solutions to reduce food waste, and increase the value and good to society of the food that is wasted.
Dr Christian Reynolds, N8 AgriFood KE Fellow, UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
Adam Smith, Founder, THE REAL JUNK FOOD PROJECT
Dr Nina Sweet, Special Adviser, WRAP
Dr Joe Bennett, Senior Technologist, BIORENEWABLES DEVELOPMENT CENTRE (BDC
Food safety and nutrition in African urban settings: the example of Nairobi
Maintaining equitable food access in rapidly expanding urban centres is a major challenge, particularly where there is uneven socio-economic circumstances. The session will report on research that originally focussed on mapping and describing livestock food systems in Nairobi, Kenya to identify risks of pathogen emergence. It was expanded to look at food access for poor socio-economics groups with a focus on women and young children. The food system maps will be presented along with results on the adequacy of the food systems to provide adequate nutrition for vulnerable groups and their demand for specific livestock products. This detailed work provides evidence for the need to manage food distribution in order to achieve short and long term health outcomes thereby contributing to the sustainable development goals.
Professor Jonathan Rushton, N8 Chair and Professor of animal health and food systems economics, UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
Paula Dominguez Salas, LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE
Pablo Alarcon-Lopez, ROYAL VETERINARY COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
Laura Cornelson, Assistant Professor in Public Health Economics, LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE
Barbara Haesler, Senior Lecturer in Agrihealth, ROYAL VETERINARY COLLEGE