Green breakfast presentation by Tom Curtis

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Blake Lapthorn welcomed Tom Curtis, MD of LandShare as its second speaker of the fifth series of green breakfasts.

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Green breakfast presentation by Tom Curtis

  1. 1. 2008 >50% of the world’s population living in a city…
  2. 2. Oxford’s Food Footprint
  3. 3. Land: 40,000 hectares Energy: 450,000 BOI x 2100 Water: 375 million tonnes
  4. 4. …Uncertainty Footprints Liabilities Efficiency Flexibility
  5. 5. “There are known knowns; there are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns; that is to say, there are things that we now know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns; there are things we do not know we don’t know.” United States Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld …Risk Analysis
  6. 6. Known unknowns: Climate Known unknowns: Conflict
  7. 7. Unknown unknowns?
  8. 8. Globalisation Localisation
  9. 9. Organic Vegetarian… • Integrated systems: Farm energy and nutrient strategies • Mixed farms • Rotations • Min-till • Precision farming Conventional farming
  10. 10. •• Strategic level of detail Strategic level of detail •• Add other benchmarking checklists: Add other benchmarking checklists: --Equitable trade Equitable trade --Biological conservation Biological conservation •• Avoiding ‘analysis paralysis’ Avoiding ‘analysis paralysis’
  11. 11. Who is it aimed at? City School Retailer Community University Restaurant Individual Hospital … Food Strategy Procurement Plan Continuity Plan
  12. 12. Translating it into action… Optimise: Plan Action • Consumption • Production • Provenance Targets Communication: Future-Proofing Score YouFood.org …future-proofing the supply chain
  13. 13. Contact: TomCurtis@LandShare.org.uk

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