FOOD SYSTEM WORKSHOPS IN REYKJAVIK, BRISTOL and INDIA

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The CONVERGE project is investigating how we can manage and allocate the earth's resources fairly and make the transition towards a sustainable future. At the core of this research is an exploration of the food system (from soil to post consumer waste) of 3 communities of around 400,000 people. These communities are in India, Iceland and the UK:

DATES:

October 13th Reykjavik Iceland (Workshop 2)

November 1st 2011 Bristol UK (Workshop 1)

November 29th 2011 Bristol UK (Workshop 2)

January 10th 2012 Reykjavik Iceland (Workshop 3)

January 12th 2012 Bristol, UK (Workshop 3)

February 6-12th TBC India (Workshops 1-3)

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 workshop 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 including production, employment, import, export etc. 

If you are interested in taking part, 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 aimed at supporting a sustainable future for the food system and related industries.

If you would like to take part or for more information please contact alice@schumacherinstitute.org.uk / phone 07835262968