5 March 2013

Waste Not Want Not: Agri-Food Waste Solutions for a Hungry World

Organised by:

 SCI’s Agri-Food Hub in collaboration with Campden BRI & Cranfield University

SCI London

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Synopsis

Huge amounts of food are wasted along the chain from farm, through storage and processing, to retailers and finally consumers. Some estimates put the figure as high as 50%. In developing countries, where storage facilities are often poor, food losses are greatest soon after harvest, in contrast with the situation in high-income countries where the greatest losses are usually incurred in the home. When the extra food needed to feed an additional two billion or more people over the coming decades will require substantial efforts to nearly double current levels of production, this situation cannot be allowed to continue.

Reducing food waste would relieve some of the pressure to increase the area of land used for agriculture. It would also have significant environmental benefits. Speakers at this conference will discuss the current situation with respect to food waste and initiatives to address the problem in the UK and across the world, from ‘farm to fork’;Some particular projects being undertaken by universities, research institutes, retailers and other organisations will be showcased to illustrate progress and opportunities available.


Programme

Event Day

Event Section
09:30
Registration and refreshments
09:55
Chairman's introduction
10:00
Food waste – the policy perspective Jo Bray, Defra
10:30
Lose less, feed more: a global perspective on food waste and its reduction Philippa David, CABI
11:00
Refreshments and posters
11:30
Waste prevention in food and drink manufacture and retail - implementation and guidance Estelle Herszenhorn, WRAP
12:00
Putting waste to positive use by 2020 David Merefield, J. S. Sainsbury
12:30
Towards zero food and packaging waste to landfill David Bellamy, Food and Drink Federation
13:00
Lunch and posters
13:55
Chairman’s introduction
14:00
Cutting waste on farm: ways to reduce losses in crop stores Adrian Cunnington, AHDB Potato Council
14:30
Fruit and vegetable resource maps Leon Terry, Cranfield University
15:00
Turning waste problems into valuable opportunities across the agri-food chain Tim Foster, University of Nottingham
15:30
Waste management: planning and practice Chris Knight, Campden BRI
16:00
Discussion
16:30
Wine Mixer

Venue and Contact

SCI

SCI HQ, London, UK
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SCI Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org


Fees

Earlybird fee before 1 Feb 2013
GB£120 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SCI Member
GB£35 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SCI Student Member
GB£160 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Non-Member 
GB£80 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SCI Subsidised Member

Standard fee after 1 Feb 2013
GB£145 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI Member 
GB£45 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI Student Member 
GB£195 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Non-Member 
GB£95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI Subsdised Member 
GB£175 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IFST Member

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Additional Info

Call for Posters

Posters are invited from PhD and post-doctoral researchers.  These should be in A0 portrait format.  Please summarise your poster in about 300 words and send this to conferences@soci.org. Prizes will be awarded.

Deadline has now been extended to 28 February 2013.