Localising Food Systems: The food-energy-water nexus issues

  • 12th December 2016
  • by secretary

7 December 2016. Oxford. Localising Food Systems: The food-energy-water nexus issues of re-distributed manufacturing. Re-distributed manufacturing (RdM) is concerned with localised production with indigenous, sustainable resources to support the local economy and communities. It is driven by the desire to improve resource utilisation and broader environmental and social sustainability in response to the globally challenging issues such as insecurity of essential supplies, climate change, and social-economic imbalance and injustice.

This conference offered opportunities to:

  • Showcase research in these areas including the results from our Food, Energy, Water Local Nexus 
  • Examine key research questions for future exploration, with a view to establishing potential research collaborations with industry and academia through structured breakout discussions
  • Foster the extension of the community of researchers, businesses and stakeholders for sustainable local food-energy-water nexuses

Conference Speakers included:

  • Lucy Foster, Defra: Government plans for ‘farm to fork’
  • Valentina Stojceska, Brunel University London: Sustainability in the food supply chain
  • Harris Makatsoris, Cranfield University: Co-creation of food products with consumers in the loop
  • Matt Watson, University of Sheffield, Nexus Network
  • Graeme White, Harrison Catering: Public sector food procurement policies on businesses