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Sustainable Food Production and Processing

About the Course

Climate Change is having a profound effect on our food systems, yet by 2030 we need to feed over 9 Billion people. This workshop has been designed to support businesses in the Agri-food sector to understand the impacts and develop solutions to transform their operations and organisational culture to support sustainable food systems. 

Training Modules:  

Module 1: Introduction to Sustainable Food Systems (60 minutes) 

  • Understand the concept of sustainable food systems - farm to fork: Key components and principles. 

  • Explore the environmental, social, and economic impacts of the Green Revolution on current food production, consumption models, health and communities.

  • Discuss case studies from around the globe illustrating sustainable food initiatives from farm to fork. 

Module 2: The Language of Sustainability and Taking a Holistic Approach

  • Principles of sustainable farming: Agroecology, regenerative agriculture, and organic practices. 

  • Soil health and biodiversity conservation in agriculture. 

  • Innovations and technologies promoting sustainable farming. 

Module 3: Responsible Food Production and Distribution (45 minutes) 

  • Traceability and transparency in the food supply chain - input companies to retailers.

  • Beyond methane, decoupling from fossil fuels. 

  • Waste: the new gold.

Module 4: Promoting Responsible Consumption (45 minutes) 

  • Supporting and educating consumers about healthy, nutritious and sustainable food choices. 

  • Encouraging ethical and sustainable consumer behaviour. 

  • The role of marketing and communication in promoting sustainable food and drinks. 

Module 5: Interactive Session and Action Planning (45 minutes) 

  • Group activity: Creating a sustainable food action plan for a given scenario or business. 

  • Open discussion and idea sharing among participants. 

  • Q&A session addressing specific challenges and opportunities in implementing sustainable food practices. 


Learning Outcomes:  

By the end of this workshop, participants will: 

  1. Understand the concepts and principles of sustainable food systems from farm to fork. 

  2. Understand the importance of sustainable agriculture practices for environmental conservation and food security. 

  3. Identify strategies to ensure responsible food production, distribution, and consumption. 

  4. Explore innovative technologies and practices that support sustainable food systems. 

  5. Learn how to educate and engage consumers in making sustainable food choices. 

  6. Collaborate and develop action plans to implement sustainable food practices within their businesses or communities. 


This workshop aims to equip participants with the knowledge and tools necessary to foster sustainable food systems, promoting environmental stewardship and social responsibility throughout the food supply chain. 

The modules can be adapted to suit participant needs. 


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