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Join us for a new journey into the dynamics of Sustainable Food Systems.

Let’s explore innovative solutions to address pressing challenges posed by climate change. Our webinar series brings together experts from around the world to share their insights, research findings, and practical approaches towards building resilient and environmentally-friendly food systems. From different adaptation strategies in saline agriculture to the resilience of urban food systems under climate change challenges, each talk promises to offer valuable perspectives and novel ideas for a more sustainable future.


🕙 All sessions start at 10 am CET – a perfect time to nourish your mind and ignite your intellectual curiosity. Be sure to adjust the timing to your local zone!



Breakfast Club 13: Thursday, April 25


Dr. Katarzyna Negacz - Assistent Professor at the Institute for Environmental Studies (VM) at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)

Title: Saline Agriculture as a Strategy to Adapt to Climate Change


Prof. Julian May - Director of the National Research Foundation - Departement of Science and Innovation (NRF-DSI) Centre of Excellence in Food Security at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), South Africa

Title: Urban Food Resilience under Climate Change Challenges: The case of a South African secondary city


Video: 🌏 🌾 Climate Change and Agricultural Practices: Challenges and Opportunities 🌱



Breakfast Club 14: Thursday, May 9th


Dr. Monica Mburu - Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Food Bioresources Technology. Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Kenya

Title: Integrated CHIA and oyster Mushroom system for Sustainable food value chain in Africa


Prof. Gökşen Çapar - Full professor and Director of the Water Management Institute. Ankara University, Turkiye

Title: Cross-border climate impacts on food trade between Europe, Africa and Turkiye


Video: 🌏 🌾 Food Trade Impact on Climate and Novel Sustainable Food Value Chains🌱


Breakfast Club 15: Thursday, May 23rd


Dr. Francesco Gai - Senior Researcher at the National Research Council, Italy

Title: The use of live insect larvae to improve sustainability and animal welfare of organic chicken production


Dr. Parag Acharya - Senior Fellow in Food Innovation, Innovation Growth Manager, Growing Kent & Medway Cluster, UK

Title: Climate smart food innovation using plant and seaweed proteins from
upcycled sources


Video: 🐛 🌰Revolutionizing Food Systems: Insect Larvae for Poultry Feed and Climate-Smart Proteins 🌏


Breakfast Club 16: Thursday, June 6th


Dr. Ronald Halim - Assistant Professor in the School of Biosystems and Food Engineering at University College Dublin, Ireland

Title: Unlocking the potential of microalgae for the valorisation of brewery waste products into omega-3 rich animal feed and fertilisers


Dr. Antonio Santoro - Research Fellow at the Department of Agricultural, Food, Environmental and Forestry Sciences and Technologies (DAGRI). University of Florence, Italy

Title: Socio-environmental shocks assessment and resilience empowerment in Mediterranean agri-food heritage systems: Italy, Morocco, Algeria FAO GIAHS sites


Video: 🥒🌱Valorizing Brewery Waste and Enhancing Resilience in Agri-food Mediterranean Heritage Systems 🌏


Breakfast Club 17: Thursday, June 20th

Breakfastclub 17


Dr. Eleonora Cominelli - Senior Researcher at the Italian National Research Council (CNR), Italy

Title: BIOfortification of common Bean to promote heaLthy dIEt and
Food security in a context of climatic variation


Prof. Abdelilah Meddich - Professor at Cadi Ayyad University, Faculty of Sciences Semlalia, Morocco

Title: Innovative biofertilizers boosting yield of cereals and horticultural crops
under global climate change: Toward Sustainability of Agricultural systems against the Climate Change in arid zones


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Breakfast Club 18: Thursday, September 12th

Breakfastclub 18


Prof. Hervé Vanderschuren - Professor Plant Genetics (ULiege) and Tropical Horticulture (KU Leuven), Belgium

Title: Post Harvest losses mitigation by improved plant hEALING


Prof. Daniel Pleissner - Scientific director at the Institute for Food and Environmental Research (ILU), Germany

Title: Decentralized bioprocesses for the conversion of residues with
low climate impact


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Breakfast Club 19: Thursday, September 26th



Dr. Lilliana Stefanovic - Research Associate in the Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences. University of Kassel, Germany

Title: Organic agro- food systems as models for sustainable food sys-tems in Europe and Northern Africa


Dr. Richard Lynch - Research Officer at TEAGASC - The Agriculture and Food Development Authority

Title: VALPRO Path: Forging the path to protein sufficiency


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NEW-Newsletter-all GEH13-18 (20 x 45 cm).pdf (1.66 MB) Breakfast clubs