What has our project and researchers been up to
From the 10th to the 12th October, Professor Shane Ward was delighted to represent AgroCycle at AIS 2017. The AIS 2017 is a joint initiative of a Portuguese Consortium, the Portuguese Government, the EIP-AGRI network and the European Network for Rural Development. It gathered in excess of 500 farmers, rural businesses, start-ups, RDP managing authorities, national rural networks, researchers, etc. More information on the event can be found here.
On the 16th October, Professor Shane Ward spoke at the Harnessing Research and Innovation for FOOD 2030
Science Policy Dialogue that took place in Brussels.
Shane represented AgroCycle at the Circularity & Resource Efficiency session that was held in the afternoon and you can watch the session here. More information on the event as well as access to the other sessions on the day, click here.
On the 17th October 2017, Vicky Wood, Harper Adams University, who is researching retail food waste as part of AgroCycle, was interviewed on BBC Radio Shropshire Breakfast programme. The radio show were running a feature on food waste and you can listening to Vicky's piece here from 1:36:50 to 1:40:48.
On the 17th October, we also held our Agri-Food Waste Day conference which was a joint venture with NoAW our joint conference with NoAW. We were delighted that the European Commission were in a position to host the conference at their Madou Building in Brussels. It was an excellent day that facilitated the unique opportunity to discuss our two H2020 funded projects. At the conference, we had a variety of speakers from across the Agri-Food chain as well as disseminating what both projects have been up to so far.
The day provided the opportunity for high level discussion about agri-waste; agri-food waste; food waste management from farm to fork; the need for the circular economy; as well as the need for consistency in terminology.
If you would like to get access to the presentations on the day, they can be found here.