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Julie Smith
City University London
Centre for Food Policy
Northampton Square
London EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom
Tel. +44 020 7040 5060

Foodlinks Conference "Public Procurement of Sustainable Food" - Presentations now online

In May 2012 a Foodlinks conference took place in London, UK. The papers presented at this conference are now available at this website.


The Foodlinks Community of practice (CoP) Revaluing Public Procurement held a day long conference - "Public Procurement of Sustainable Food" at City University London, on Thursday 10 May 2012.

Conference speakers reflected on past experience, the current situation and also on the ways forward for public procurement of sustainable food in the UK. This included UK projects and campaigns on public sector food procurement as well as school food, new initiatives in England and Scotland, the Olympics and more. The day ended with a panel discussion and questions from the conference participants.

The conference was well attended by people working across the spectrum of public sector food procurement and provided opportunities to share learning, experiences and ideas about how to revalue food procurement in both the UK and across Europe.

The work of the CoP recognises that new forms of collective learning are required in which public procurement practitioners, academics, policy-makers and civil society organisations work together to effect real change and we hope that the conference has already created some new networks for knowledge exchange between these groups and look forward to helping to build these networks over the coming months.

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Julie Smith, City University London