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Workshop: The role of innovators in food system transformation

June 5, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm UTC+0

Photo credits: Nick Decombel

Workshop: The role of innovators in food system transformation

Organised by Sustain, this workshop will look at the incredible people changing the way we do things in the food system. From community led groups to values driven enterprises, we’ll be sharing some of the trailblazing initiatives from across the FoodSHIFT network that inspire change and help deliver a fairer, more sustainable and climate-friendly food system that works for everyone.

We will invite participants to explore what innovations need to happen in the food system where they are based, before examining further what are the key elements that can generate and sustain innovation and what kind of institutional and other support is needed to support the grassroots and individuals doing transformative things on the ground. How can their work then be scaled up, and multiplied?

This will be a participatory workshop with breakout sessions and other opportunities for participants to input, share and network with like-minded people from places around Europe. We will be sharing FoodSHIFT resources as well as other useful materials.


  • Facilitation: Food Matters
  • Dirk Wascher Susmetro. Background and the FoodSHIFT approach to innovation.
  • Charlotte Trossat from Local en Bocal, Avignon. Processing organic fruit and veg surplus into high value products such as soups while taking an inclusive approach to employment.
  • Marie Populus, Super Coop, Berlin. Supermarket run via a membership scheme, offering healthy and affordable food through a community-owned cooperative supermarket.

Please note this is the 3rd of a series of 4 workshops until end of 2023. Please stay tuned for future workshop announcements. Thank you!






June 5, 2023
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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