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Launch of food systems stakeholder workshops for FRED – Food Resource Efficiency Decision support project

Poster describing Food System stakeholder workshop. Header: FRED project logo, QR-code for registration Heading: Working in fruit and vegetable production, fishing or food service? Main text: You are invited to a food system research workshop. Date: Monday 4th March, 2pm - 4pm Venue: MTU Kerry, North Campus, Rooms T105 & T107 Followed by refreshments. Transport costs may be covered for those travelling for this workshop. Contact: Jennifer Attard, phone: 085 764 6564, email: j e n n i f e r . a t t a r d @ m t u . i e Event description: We want to understand the needs of those working within the food system. We will focus on: routes to market, business sustainability, increasing profits, decreasing waste. This is an opportunity for fruit and vegetable, fishing and food service businesses (hotels, restaurants, cafes serving food, canteens, catering) to meet each other and develop ways to work together to strengthen their business and benefit the local economy. Footer: partner logos

FoodCloud, a leading Irish food redistribution organization, and a multi-disciplinary team of researchers from Munster Technological University Kerry and University College Dublin are working together to support efficiency and prevent food loss and waste in Irish food supply chains, through the Science Foundation Ireland-funded “FRED: Food Resource Efficiency Decision support” project. The initial phase of the FRED project has involved interviews with food producers, processors, retailers, and hospitality and food service businesses, as well as public bodies and non-governmental organisations with a consumer focus (including those working to reduce food poverty), policy-makers, and food systems researchers, to better understand the challenges and opportunities for food loss and waste prevention in different sectors of the Irish food system.  

The project is now launching a series of food systems stakeholder workshops that aim to bring stakeholders together to map out the priorities for sustainable and efficient food supply in their sector and collaboratively develop solutions with the research team. The first workshop will take place on March 4th for fruit and vegetable, fishing and food service businesses, in Munster Technological University Kerry campus (Tralee). If you work in fruit and vegetable production, fishing or hospitality/food service please feel welcome to join, network with other producers and food businesses and share your challenges and ideas with peers. Register at  

Subsequent workshops will focus on livestock producers (7th May, Tralee, registration:, food processors and retailers (tba).

For more information about the food systems stakeholder workshops or the FRED project, contact Principal Investigator Dr. Jennifer Attard (, sign up to our mailing list on our webpage or follow us on LinkedIn

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