Prague, Czech Republic
SUSFANS STAKEHOLDER CORE GROUP
An important part of the SUSFANS project is to collect input from stakeholders involved in food systems at all levels. Therefore, a Stakeholder Core Group (SCG) which consists of 30 selected experts and decision makers representing a wide range of stakeholder communities and hence ‘worldviews’ (e.g. primary producers, food industry, retail, consumer groups, investors, regulators, policymakers and academics) was created. This SCG will advise the SUSFANS consortium on key topics during 4 workshops (e.g. October 2015, end 2016, mid 2017 and mid 2018).
REPORT OF THE 1st STAKEHOLDER CORE GROUP WORKSHOP
Session 1: Introduction of the Project
- Welcome & Introduction of SUSFANS, Thom Achterbosch
- Presentation of WP1 and WP6, John Ingram
- Presentation of the Stakeholder Core Group Roles, Pierre Dussort
- Short Set of Stakeholder Views, Karen Fabbri/Sheila Wiseman/Jane Wallace-Jones
Session 2: Conceptual Framework and Sustainability Metrics
- Plenary Session: Introduction to SUSFANS Conceptual Framework and Sustainability Metrics, Monica Zurek
Session 3: Case Studies and Explorative Scenarios
PURPOSE OF THE 1ST STAKEHOLDER CORE GROUP WORKSHOP
This first workshop has introduced the SUSFANS project with a special focus on the Work Package 1 ‘Conceptual framework and food and nutrition security (FNS) sustainability metrics’ and the Work Package 6 ‘Stakeholder interaction and scenario review’. During several working groups, experts have actively reviewed, helped refined and provided feedback on:
- the SUSFANS Conceptual Framework that serves as an overall project guide;
- a set of metrics to assess the overall sustainability of the food system, balanced across the range of world views on the assessment of the environmental, social and economic dimensions of sustainable food;
- case studies that will include a) proteins from livestock-fish supply chains and b) micronutrients from fruits and vegetables supply chains;
- existing explorative scenarios, so as to identify their most salient features for exploring sustainable diets and food systems in the EU, within a global context of food security and climate change.
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ATTENDANCE AND CONTACT
Registration is open to SUSFANS partners and invited stakeholders from academia, industry and the public sector.
Requests for attendance from interested scientists who have not received an invitation should be e-mailed to Dr Pierre Dussort, Scientific Project Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.