29 August 2017

Towards Sustainable Agri-Food Systems: Balancing between Markets and Society

This triennial event will gather academics, scholars, practitioners, stakeholders and policy makers in the Food Valley to dissect the latest and most pressing issues characterising Agriculture and the Food Industry, from a local to an international perspective, dedicating significant attention also to novel and emerging concerns for society

Ayming has participated as golden sponsor in the XV edition of EAAE Congress “Towards Sustainable Agri-Food Systems: Balancing between Markets and Society”  in Parma from August 29th to September 1st 2017.

The event, has returned to Italy after twelve years and it has brought back together Food Valley experts, academics, policy makers and companies.

During the  conference we have discussed current and future scenarios that characterized the Agricolture and Food Industries, which need to be more sustainable in social, environmental and economic/financial terms. 

During this international event, Ayming hold a Pre-Congress Symposium by organizing a round table called “Collaborative projects and knowledge sharing for a circular, sustainable and bio-based European economy”.

Speakers of the round table have been:

  • Prof. Antonio Zuorro - Università La Sapienza - Italy
  • Joana Vide - R&D Senior Consultant Ayming Spain, 
  • Konstantinos Skarvelakis - Innovation Business Development Director Ayming France
  • Giuseppe Mele - Manager in Finance & Innovation Performance Ayming Italy

During the round table, speakers have discussed  the challenges that industries and universities have to face in order to preserve and reinforce collaboration and cooperation along the value chain. Moreover, they have described how to move to more circular economic models and exploit the potential of the bio-based industrial sector. 

These models, based on circular economy, represent for the World Economy, the possibility of a brighter future, allowing, in this way, to overcome the current and future challenges of global pressure on resources and the rise of insecurity on supply.

Orienting the economic growth by decoupling it from the massive use of scarce resources and its impacts, offers the prospect of sustainable, economic and social growth that will last over time. 

Ayming has proposed solutions and methods to deal with such challenges, describing its know-how in  European collaborative projects that are a priority for the European Union, the experience in the BBI Industry Joint Undertaking and the importance of the involvement of Universities to share Knowledge.

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