Invitation to take part in food system research in Bristol UK

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Bristol and the Southwest Food System Research Bristol and Bath Science Park on the 1st November, 29th November (2011) and 12th of January 2012 10:00 - 16:30.

You are invited to participate in an EU funded modelling of Bristol and the South West's food sector - The CONVERGE project is investigating how we can manage and allocate the earth's resources fairly and make the transition towards a sustainable future. For this research we will be working with local business and organisations affected by the food sector to investigate the potential impacts of things like climate change, population demographics, and rising oil and fertiliser prices on the food system and related industries. We do this through workshops - our first workshops took place last month in Reykjavik in Iceland - a country with a high dependence on imported goods. Through these workshops we will develop a vision for a sustainable food system, and produce a realistic computer model of how a sustainable local food system could operate in Bristol including production, employment, import, export etc. 

In Bristol we have 3 workshops scheduled -

Nov 1st 2011 10:00 - 16:30

Nov 29th 2011 10:00 - 16:30

January 12th 2012 10:00 - 16:30

(includes lunch catered by Bristol's Friska - www.friskafood.com)

If you are interested in taking part, we would prefer (though it is not essential) that you come to all 3 workshops, as each workshop builds on the prior. 

Through your participation in these workshops you will gain access to the computer models generated by the research enabling you to take a wide view of the connections and interactions between different areas of the food system and giving you insight into how the food sector and related industries can prepare for future changes. You will also leave with a practitioner focused implementation plan for Bristol and the South West aimed at supporting a sustainable future for the food system and related industries.

You can get more information on the testing at www.convergeproject/workshopsinfo

Please let us know by October 21st if you would like to take part or for more information please contact alice@schumacherinstitute.org.uk / phone 07835262968

Getting to the Bristol and Bath Science Park

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We will also provide a minibus from the centre of Bristol which will depart from Temple meads at 09:15 and will make a stop at the central bus station at around 09.30  - please let us know if you would like to use this service.

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