EVENTS

CIRCULAR ECONOMY AS A NECESSARY APPROACH FOR RESILIENT FOOD SECURITY

Date:  4th October, 2022, 10.00 – 12.00 CET

Organizer: Institute for Research in Circular Economy

Online

Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious resources to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for a healthy and active life.” (World Food Summit, 1996)

In order to establish a satisfactory level of food security, four premises need to be ensured: the availability of food in a sufficient quantity and of an appropriate quality; people’s accessibility to adequate resources for the purchase of food to ensure a nutritious diet; the use of food through a diet that satisfies all physiological needs in adequate sanitary conditions and food stability that guarantees the population’s access to food at any time without this chain being interrupted by economic or climatic, seasonal shocks or crises.

The security of food systems is subordinated to intelligent management of the use of natural food resources. Population growth and dietary changes generated by increasing well-being are factors that put pressure on resource management. Under these conditions, the answer that these food systems must provide must be a flexible and creative one, which ensures malleability and sustainability in construction.
The recent climate changes are already affecting food security by increasing temperatures, changing precipitation, and increasing the frequency of extreme events.

The current food system involves a linear chain of resources – production, transport, processing, packaging, storage, retail, consumption, loss and waste.
We consider it necesary to debate and analyze the opportunity to adopt food systems based on the circular economic model in the perspective of reducing the impact of climate change on global food security. We want to look together for creative and sustainable solutions that improve food resilience in the medium and long term

Objectives
Identifying the causality chains that determine the jeopardy of food security in the context of climate change in food systems built on the linear economy model.
Defining the weak points of the system and identifying solutions from the perspective of systems built on the circular economy model.

Event structure:
First section – 10.00 – 10.30 concept presentations:
Food security in Climate Changing context
Circular Economy and food resilience – Food waste etc.
The second section – 10.30 – 11.00 – Interventions by invitations on defined topics,
Third section – 11.00 – 12.00 – Workshop for the development of solutions for proposals to improve food security based on E.C. Debate between guests on the topic

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