Events FoodSHIFT 2030

Scaling up and out: Building short supply chains for local food economies

Webinar Tuesday 30 November 2021 14:00 15:30

This webinar is hosted by FoodSHIFT 2030, of which Sustain is a project partner.

Read the summary blog and watch recording of this webinar

From climate change to the coronavirus, the fragility of our food system has been laid bare in many ways over the last few years, particularly highlighting the tenuous supply chains that much of the industrial food system relies on. However, a variety of innovative ways for producers to get their food onto the tables of local communities have been developed through shortening supply chains.  

This webinar will showcase examples of how cities, regional farmers and open source software are building new ways to connect local products to local people. Speakers from will share both the opportunities and challenges of the models they use, how it can help build more resilient local food economies and what this means for a lower carbon food future.

FoodSHIFT 2030 is focused on developing food systems that are driven by citizen innovation and low-carbon production. This webinar is a chance to demonstrate how shorter supply chains are viable working alternatives to industrial models, and the variety of positive impacts that arise from their use.

Speakers include:

  • Silvia Schmidt, IFOAM (chair) 
  • Raluca Barbu, High-Clere Consulting, Brasov
  • Nick Weir, Open Food Network
  • Tom Uhnak, AMPI, Czech Republic


Watch a recording of the webinar in English

Watch a recording of the webinar in Romanian

Published Tuesday 30 November 2021

FoodSHIFT 2030: Leading an ambitious citizen-driven transition of the European food system towards a low carbon, circular future.

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