Strengthening local food supplies with tech

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Our food networks bring together social businesses across Wales growing or serving food and many organisations supporting them. This event will look at tech solutions to developing local food systems from platform to plate and vertical vegetables. Can technology help us create a healthier Wales and fairer food system? Come and join in the conversation and bring a packed lunch!


Mae ein rhwydweithiau bwyd yn dwyn ynhyd fusnesau cymdeithasol ledled Cymru sy’n tyfu neu’n gweini bwyd, a llawer o sefydliadau sy’n eu cefnogi. Bydd y digwyddiad hwn yn edrych ar atebion technolegol i ddatblygu systemau bwyd lleol o’r platfform i’r plât a llysiau fertigol. A all technoleg ein helpu i greu Cymru iachach a system fwyd decach? Dewch i ymuno yn y sgwrs, a dewch â phecyn cinio gyda chi!

Alex Cook

Food Activist, Multi-Award Winning Chef and Social Entrepreneur. Working with you towards a Healthier, Wealthier and Greener Wales. Wales’ Own Recipe Box Service – Harnessing the Power of Seasonal, Sustainable and Swper Tasty Welsh Produce.

Lynne Davis

Lynne Davis has been innovating in agroecological markets and short food supply networks for over a decade. She is CEO of the Open Food Network UK, developing open software and support for regional food hubs and community food businesses. She holds degrees in software engineering and agricultural economics and is chair of the Ecological Land Cooperative.

Dr. Luke Tyler

Luke leads Menter Môn’s Agri-tech team, which delivers the Tech Tyfu programme, pioneering vertical farming as a means of rural diversification in North Wales. He has a PhD in plant science, which focused on using fungal biostimulants to improve crop phosphorus uptake in CEA and field environments.

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