Africa College workshop: Food, transport and packaging
Date: Monday 8th of March
Time: 1- 4 pm
Location: Room G01a41, Department of Transport Studies, University Road, University of Leeds
The workshop will focus on:
(a) Opportunities for innovation and knowledge transfer in the agriculture value chain through food processing, packaging and transport innovation
(b) The impact of these innovations on the everyday lives of small farmers' (particularly women)
This workshop will bring together multi-disciplinary perspectives to build innovation in post-harvest efficiencies with impact on the livelihoods of local communities. The workshop will draw on crop science, food science and processing, nutrition, social science, transport and packaging.
The aim of the workshop will be to identify potential research project(s) in this area through a series of presentations that map the research knowledge and identify research problems as well as opportunities for funding.
1:00 Welcome and Introduction
1:20 Frances Hodgson (Inst. For Transport Studies), Everyday lives, community enterprise and access to markets: mapping the knowledge
1:40 Jeff Turner (Inst. For Transport Studies), Value chains, rural access and policy initiatives
2:05 Mel Holmes (Food Science and Nutrition), Risk assessment; Produce transport and contaminants from packaging . Mathematical modelling of packaged foods using Comsol.
2:50 David Howlett (Africa College & DFID) Three challenges and food/transport issues
3:05 Bob Crawford (Unilever) Experiences in packaging in Africa
3:25 Discussion: partnerships and funding opportunities
? Howard Atkinson (Africa College): BBSRC Food Security Call
? Caroline Orfila (Food Science and Nutrition): BBSRC Advanced Training Partnerships (ATPs)- up to £5M funding available to develop postgraduate training for the Agri-Food Sector (deadline for outline applications 11th of May)
Invitations to attend the workshop are extended to all with an interest in this area.
If you would like to attend the workshop please contact E.Liversedge@leeds.ac.uk
8th March 2010