Up to 49% of green house gas [GHG] emissions in Aotearoa are linked to agriculture & food production., & the environmental impact of the food we eat is one of the key changes we can make to tackle the issue of climate change.
Food systems have the potential to nurture human health & support environmental sustainability; however, they are currently threatening both. Providing a growing global population with healthy diets from sustainable food systems is an immediate challenge.
Kicking off in the sunny Hawkes Bay, we start our sustainability roadshow journey at Bostock Chicken on Saturday 30th Novemebr 2019.
This will be followed by an event focusing on nuts, seeds & plant-based proteins at NZ Nut Producers in Cromwell, Central Otago on Saturday 1st February 2020.
On Saturday 15th February we shift our focus to vegetables at join The Fresh Grower in Pukekohe
Dates for remaining events in Whangarei, Taranaki, Manawatu, Canterbury & Tauranga will be confirmed shortly.
Each of our events will feature –
- The farmers journey & sustainability story – what does it mean to them, why is it important & their vision for a more sustainable NZ
- Industry research & science – how can we do better & what are we already doing?
- What does all this mean & importantly how does it apply to food & nutrition in Aotearoa?
- Panel discussion.
All events will start at approx. 9.00am & finish around 3.00pm [times will vary depending on location].
A complimentary bus service is available to & from all farms [from a central location].