In this guest blog post, Erik Chavez introduces the WINnERS project, a new initiative developing weather-index based risk services based at Imperial College London.
Did you know that more than 50% of disruptions to food and fibre supply chains are caused by storms or droughts? As extreme weather events become more severe and frequent, the challenges to operating supply chains that meet global food security needs are only expected to multiply. Demand for food, feed and fibre already outpaces supply and will only increase with population growth, rising incomes and shifts in energy resources to biofuels. Continue reading
In reflection of recent worries over food safety, in particular the horse-meat scandal, the Public Policy Exchange will host an event entitled Food Safety and Information in the EU: Strengthening, Simplifying and Modernising the Agri-food Chain in Brussels on 9 July.
Key speakers at the event will include Eric Poudelet, Director, Safety of the Food Chain, DG SANCO, European Commission, Professor Michael Jeger, Senior Research Investigator, Imperial College London, Chair, Panel on Plant Health, European Food Safety Authority and Ms. Begoña Pérez-Villarreal, Business Director, Food Research Division, AZTI-Tecnalia, Chair of SAFE Consortium.
For more information about the event click here