A "Global Town Hall Meeting" - 6 February 2019

The event was sponsored by NSW Environmental Protection Authority, UNE SMART Region Incubator, Sustainable Living Armidale, Moss Environmental Consulting, and the New England Branch of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES).

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A number of key results were obtained, notably the formulation of a number of projects, some of which are already going ahead. We are pleased to share our working definitions of key terms, as well as project designs put forward on the day.

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We are pleased to share access to the majority of the presentation materials:

A. What is food waste?

Definitions and extent of food waste – a reduction hierarchy, Aldara Cesar: Professor, Fluminense Federal University, Brazil
Measurement of food waste at household level,  Gustavo Porpino: Research Leader, EMBRAPA, Brazil
Measurement of food loss in the supply chain, Maximo Terero: Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute. Washington DC, USA
Operationalising measurement for management and benefit cost analysis, Stuart Mounter, UNE Business School, Australia

B. How is food waste reduced?

Diversion of food away from waste, Amanda Kane: Manager, Organics at New South Wales Environmental Protection Authority, Australia (access here)
Food rescue, Cathy Snyder: Rolling Harvest, Pennsylvania, USA with Doug O’Loughlan: Manager, Specialist Homelessness Service & Laban Burgess: Youth Support Worker: Armidale Youth Homelessness Support Service, Pathfinders, NSW.
Adding value to food that would otherwise be wasted, Krista Watkins: Owner, Natural Evolution Foods, Qld, Aust (access here)
Entrepreneurship and food waste, Steve Finn: VP for Food Waste Prevention, Leanpath. Oregon, USA & Y Waste App, Ian Price: CEO, Ywaste, Queensland, Australia
The role of packaging in reducing food waste, Keith Chessell: Sustainability Consultant – Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), Melbourne, Australia
Armidale’s City2Soil Program: Recycling for Compost, Shane Anderson: Program Leader Waste Management, Armidale Regional Council. Armidale, Australia
Recycling for Biofuels, Marco Antonio Conejero: Professor, Fluminense Federal University, Brazil
Design and implementation of food waste projects, Shonelle Gleeson-Willey: CEO, Moss Consultants, Tamworth, Australia

C. What is the way forward?

Private, public and industry roles in food waste reduction, Steve Lapidge: CEO, Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre, Adelaide, Australia (access here)
Food waste and climate change, Annette Cowie: Principal Research Scientist, NSW Department of Primary Industry, Australia
Accelerating Action on Food Loss and Waste, Geeta Sethi and Silpa Kaza: The World Bank, Washington DC
Changing attitudes to food waste, Breda McCarthy: Coll. of Business, Law and Governance, James Cook University, Australia

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