WEBINAR: Sustaining Our Food Supply

Webinar via Zoom

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Alumni Relations Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences

fvas-alumni@unimelb.edu.au

T: +61 3 8344 8154

Keen to hear the latest research into actions we can take to build the resilience of Melbourne’s fresh food supply? Why we should protect farmland on the city fringe and ensure secure water sources? And some practical ways in which consumers and households can help sustain our local food supply?

Join the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Melbourne for an insightful online conversation with Dr Rachel Carey, lead of the Foodprint Melbourne research project.

The project investigates ways of strengthening the resilience of Melbourne’s food system to increase equitable access to fresh, healthy foods and promote sustainable production and consumption for current and future generations.

Understand more about:

  • The characteristics that make up Melbourne’s ‘foodbowl’ and a resilient food system
  • What the shocks and stressors to Melbourne’s food supply are
  • Suggestions for policy makers to make our locally produced food system more sustainable
  • Tips for each of us as consumers to help support local food producers and make our food system more resilient

The conversation will be facilitated by Dr Jennifer Henry, alum of the School of Agriculture and Food (BAgr(Hons) 1990, PhD 2001).

Further information is available in a recent article published by Dr Carey entitled Our food supply has problems with equity, not quantity, and discusses how shocks to our food supply, like COVID-19, provide an opportunity to transform our food systems in a way that is healthier, more sustainable and equitable.

The Foodprint Melbourne research team is based in the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Melbourne. The project is funded by the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation.