Drs Damian Maye and James Kirwan are taking part in a workshop at the Milan EXPO event, “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”. This is the major annual world event on food & agriculture.
The workshop, which takes place on 13 October, will directly draw from the research experience of an EU 7th Framework Programme funded project called ‘GLAMUR’, an acronym for “Global and Local food chain Assessment: a MUltidimensional performance-based approach”. Damian and James are part of a CCRI team, one of 15 partners, who have been working on this project. The overall project objective is to integrate advancement in scientific knowledge about the impact of food chains with the application of knowledge about practice, in order to increase the sustainability of food chains through the development of both public policies and private strategies.
At EXPO, Damian and James will be chairing a discussion with stakeholders about ways to better measure food chain performance. The workshop is free to attend, but registration is essential. Download workshop programme
Damian is also involved in the Smart city food governance workshop on 28 September at EXPO. He has been invited to give a talk to promote discussion about ‘smart city food governance’. Damian’s paper will provide a critique of ‘smart food governance’ from a techno-scientific perspective and will argue for the need to also consider social practices and reflexive governance.