Sheffield Climate Alliance

Planet to Plate: a three day festival of online events

An online festival of talks, performances and live events to celebrate the interdisciplinary research of the Institute for Sustainable Food.

This three-day festival is split into bite-sized chunks, with three events taking place each day from 15th to 17th June.

Whether you want to be immersed into music and video performance piece, Aquakulture, learn how to grow food in the desert using old mattress foam, explore inside Sheffield’s new aquaponics mini-farm, or see how an artist, drag queen and a natural scientist are raising awareness of nitrous oxide emissions in modern agriculture, we have something for you.

View the full events programme here: Planet to Plate: a three-day festival of talks, performances and live events | Institute for Sustainable Food | The University of Sheffield

 

Introducing the Institute for Sustainable Food

The world is fast approaching the limit of its ability to feed itself.  The agri-food system is under unprecedented pressure. There have been massive shifts in how food is produced and how it is consumed.  Driven by a rising population, together with global demographic and dietary shifts, these changes are occurring in the face of depleting natural resources and a changing climate.  Together these changes are placing limits on the amount of food we can grow and where we can grow it.

The Institute’s vision is to find new ways to understand the complexity of the agri-food system, integrating across the domains of production and consumption and embedding the needs of a wide range of stakeholders from consumers and farmers to the wider business community, NGOs and government.

Our unique approach recognises that achieving a sustainable food future is as much a socio-cultural problem as it is technological, understanding the global nature of the food system while appreciating that its impacts can be both local and global in scale.

The Planet to Plate programme will illustrate the power of collaborative research to address the grand challenges of food security and sustainability at all scales, from the planetary (global) to the domestic (household) scale.  Much of our research involves collaboration across disciplinary boundaries including innovative work with visual and performance artists.

The Planet to Plate festival is a celebration of our work, exemplifying its transformative potential to address some of the most urgent challenges in “feeding the world” now and in the future.

Introducing the Institute for Sustainable Food

The world is fast approaching the limit of its ability to feed itself. The agri-food system is under unprecedented pressure. There have been massive shifts in how food is produced and how it is consumed. Driven by a rising population, together with global demographic and dietary shifts, these changes are occurring in the face of depleting natural resources and a changing climate. Together these changes are placing limits on the amount of food we can grow and where we can grow it.

The Institute’s vision is to find new ways to understand the complexity of the agri-food system, integrating across the domains of production and consumption and embedding the needs of a wide range of stakeholders from consumers and farmers to the wider business community, NGOs and government.

Our unique approach recognises that achieving a sustainable food future is as much a socio-cultural problem as it is technological, understanding the global nature of the food system while appreciating that its impacts can be both local and global in scale.

The Planet to Plate programme will illustrate the power of collaborative research to address the grand challenges of food security and sustainability at all scales, from the planetary (global) to the domestic (household) scale. Much of our research involves collaboration across disciplinary boundaries including innovative work with visual and performance artists.

The Planet to Plate festival is a celebration of our work, exemplifying its transformative potential to address some of the most urgent challenges in “feeding the world” now and in the future.

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Date

Jun 15 - 17 2021
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Time

This festival is split into events over the three days. Please see the full programme for individual event details.
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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