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The Future of Food: Food Security – Science, Farming & the Community

Friday 27th September 2013, Snape Maltings

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09:00 Registration

09.25 Welcome and Venue Introduction
Harry Young – General Manager, Aldeburgh Music

09:30 Chairman’s Introduction
Sheila Dillon – Presenter of BBC Radio 4 Food Programme

09:40 Food Security – Is the Answer Sustainable Intensification for Farming?
Prof Sir Gordon Conway – Professor of International Development, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London

10:15 Relocalising Food Systems in our Community: Opportunities and Challenges
Dr Michel Pimbert – Director, Centre for Agroecology & Food Security, Coventry University

10:50 Coffee

11:20 Sustainable Food and Farming – Something for Everyone
Caroline Drummond – Chief Executive, LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming)

11.55 Providing Food Security and More Nutritious Food – An Overview of the Role of the John Innes Centre and the Norwich Research Park
Dr Gordon Jamieson – Director of Knowledge Exchange & Commercialisation, John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Drumming for Change – Our Challenge is to have a Garden and Kitchen in Every Suffolk School
Suffolk Primary School children – introduced by Richard Powell, Chief Executive of Healthy Ambitions. Together with the Suffolk charities Eastfeast and Healthy Ambitions, young people from Suffolk schools challenge us to help them change their world – to grow and cook their own food, working with the community and environment

14:20 Discussion

14:40 Rooting for Resilience: Local Approaches to Food Security in East Anglia
Nicholas Saltmarsh – Founder of Hodmedod, Partner of Provenance, Director of East Anglia Food Link

15:00 Sharing the Risks and Rewards of Farming. How our Community Learned to Feed Itself
Joanne Mudhar – Managing Director of The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm, Ipswich

15:20 Plenary Discussion and Conclusions (All Speakers)
Chair: Sheila Dillon, Facilitator: Martin Collison

16:00 Finish 

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