Panel A: Food Systems Transformation: A Discussion on Future Needs
Young people will have a critical role in shaping sustainable production and consumption, and forging new connections between rural and urban society. The panel will discuss the options and opportunities.
Thomas Duffy - President of Macra na Feirme
Anna Davies - Professor, Trinity College Dublin(TCD) and SHARECITY
Sophie Healy-Thow - Youth activist promoting food security and gender equality
Carmel Fox - Director Social Enterprise, Chair of Self Help Africa
Panel B: Food Systems Transformation: The role of Research and Innovation
Innovation, technology and the bioeconomy present new possibilities for the Irish agri-food sector over the coming decade. The panel will discuss how research, entrepreneurship and public-private partnerships can help deliver on these possibilities.
Maeve Henchion - Teagasc, Rural Economy and Development Programme
Nora Khalid - CEO of Nuritas
Alvan Hunt - CEO of Hexafly
Kevin O’Connor - Professor, UCD and Director of BiOrbic