Registrations for this event have now closed.

This year Aotearoa needs to put its head down and make serious headway on reducing carbon emissions. With an estimated 30% of food not making it from the paddock or packhouse to the plate, and food waste responsible for 25-30% of household carbon emissions, addressing food waste is a logical place to start.

This summit builds on the work of WasteMINZ’ Love Food Hate Waste Campaign and New Zealand Food Waste Champions 12.3 Food Waste Reduction Map and will explore te whakakore i te moumou kai, mai i te whenua ki te tēpu – food waste prevention from paddock to plate.

Attendance at this event is recommended for anyone interested in the food sector, food security and New Zealand’s journey to lead on climate change. The Government has recently committed to defining food waste, developing a food waste baseline and identifying reduction targets.

Dana Gunders from ReFED will join us remotely to open the summit and share lessons from the food waste roadmap she helped develop for the USA. We will then explore each part of Aotearoa’s food chain (paddock, packhouse, presentation and plate) with case studies to highlight the work currently being done in each area.

Panel discussions and workshop sessions will then help identify the work needed to address food waste in each part of the food chain. The programme can be viewed here.

At the conclusion of the Food Summit, there will be an opportunity for networking from 4pm – 5pm.