Innovating and Collaborating to Reduce & Reuse African Fresh Produce Waste Webinar

Event Details
When

29/09/2022

10.00 - 12.00

Where

Online

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We will explore key food waste challenges, identify best practice circular economy initiatives and showcase innovations that can reduce or help reuse food waste.

Webinar recording is now available

You’ll have the opportunity to connect with others to collaborate with, and also hear about our AgriFood Africa Travel Grants to support new collaborations between the UK and Africa.

Innovate UK KTN as part of AgriFood Africa Connect is exploring how partners in the UK and Africa can collaborate and innovate to enhance the success and adoption of innovation processes to reduce food waste.

Agenda

Fresh Produce Waste 29 September 2022, 10:00 – 12:00 BST

Session 1 10:00 – 11:00

  • Welcome, Introduction from KTN, format of the webinar and Setting The Scene
    1000-1010
  • Wealmoor, Fernanda Aller, Sustainability Manager
    1010-1020
  • Mayowa Ekundayo, Raise a Farmer Initiative (RAFI)
    1020-1030
  • Blueskies, Lana Mo, Business Development and Innovation Manager
    1030-1040
  • Hydro Victoria Fish Farm, Fredrick Juma
    1040-1045
  • Valueform Ltd, Prakash Korde
    1045-1050
  • Sweetunda, Jonathan Bamber
    1050-10:55
  • Leeds Beckett University, Carine de Marcos Lousa
    1055-11:00
  • Networking Tips and Travel Grants
    1100-1105
Session 2, Networking,1115-1200
  • Breakout Rooms
    1105-1135
  • 1-1 Meetings and LinkedIn
    1135-12:00
  • Close
    12:00

In sub-Saharan Africa, up to 52% of the fruit and vegetables produced annually go to waste. In this webinar, you’ll hear from organisations with challenges around fresh produce waste, innovative solution providers and stakeholder partners all involved in fresh produce waste valorisation and the circular economy across the UK and Africa.

We will explore key food waste challenges, identify best practice circular economy initiatives and showcase innovations that can reduce or help reuse food waste.

You’ll hear from organisations who have challenges linked to fresh produce waste including Blue Skies and Wealmoor. They are looking for solutions to get more value from fruit waste including skins, seeds, and stones and to reduce the impact of fruit flies on mangos, and reuse and recycle mango waste.

You’ll have the opportunity to connect with others to collaborate with, and also hear about our AgriFood Africa Travel Grants to support new collaborations between the UK and Africa.

Who are these events for?

  • You are interested in reducing & reusing fresh produce waste in Africa

Join us if you are an individual, academic or organisation interested in innovation around the reduction and reuse of African food waste.

  • You have a challenge linked to food waste in Africa

We are looking for organisations who have challenges linked to fresh produce waste and dairy waste in Africa to talk about their challenges during the event. If this is you, get in touch at gcrf.agrifood@ktn-uk.org. During the event, you will meet organisations with potential solutions to your challenges.

  • You are working on an innovation around fresh produce waste

Join us to develop powerful collaborations to get your innovations in the hands of organisations with significant fresh produce streams.

  • You are an investor looking to support initiatives that reduce food waste in Africa

Join us to meet organisations with challenges and others with potential solutions who could collaborate on a project you might be interested in investing in.

Why attend?

  • Find out more about challenges and opportunities around food waste valorisation in Africa.
  • Learn about innovations to add value to AgriFood wastes.
  • Make connections with companies, academics and stakeholders across the UK and Africa involved in food waste valorisation.
  • Hear about our new Travel Grants to support new collaborations around food waste between the UK and Africa.

Agrifood Africa Travel Grants – Supporting new collaborations

To support new collaborations in this space, you will be able to apply for a grant towards travel to meet your new connections in person. AgriFood Africa Travel Grants will support new collaborations between organisations in the UK and Africa to identify and develop solutions to reduce or valorise waste streams in African AgriFood value chains.

Collaboration Database

To help facilitate introductions, collaborations and accelerate the adoption of innovation for the reduction and reuse of food and crop waste, a Collaboration Database will be issued prior to both webinars. If you’d like to be included, you’ll be able to share your details when you register for the event.