Combating food waste will be debated in Portimão

Debate will take place this Wednesday, September 29, at the Great Auditorium of TEMPO – Municipal Theater of Portimão

I edition of the Forum “Fighting Food Waste – a cause for all” in 2019

The Food Bank Against Hunger of the Algarve will once again promote, in partnership with the municipality of Portimo, the II Forum “Fighting Food Waste – a cause for all”, this Wednesday, September 29, in the Great Auditorium of TEMPO – Municipal Theater of Portimão, on the occasion of the International Day of Awareness of the Loss and Waste of Food.

This second edition of the forum "will bring together regional entities linked to the subject and food specialists in an alert to this issue, which is so current on a world scale", begins by saying the municipality of Portimão.

"Agricultural production in the Algarve, the differences between the shelf life of products and the importance of water will be some of the topics in focus at the forum."

The event is free to participate, and registration is mandatory through this link.

The closing session will include the participation of Francisco Mello e Castro, coordinator of the United Against Waste Movement, Isabel Jonet, president of the Federation of Food Banks in Portugal, Miguel José Sardinha Oliveira Cardo, deputy general director of the General Directorate of Food and Veterinary Medicine, and José Apolinário, president of the Algarve Regional Coordination and Development Commission (CCDR).

In parallel to the event, at Café Concerto do TEMPO, the exhibition “Sustainable Art” can be appreciated, which brings together works developed from the recycling of food packaging, by users of some beneficiary institutions of the Algarve's Food Bank Against Hunger.

The Forum is organized in partnership with the Municipality of Portimão, with the support of the company Águas do Algarve and the collaboration of the General Directorate of Food and Veterinary Medicine, Algarve Regional Coordination and Development Commission, ValorMed, University of Algarve, Emergency Network Alimentary, Portuguese Federation of Food Banks against Hunger, DUAL – Professional Qualification and Delta Cafés.

The International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste was designated by the General Assembly of the United Nations, in order to "raise people's awareness of the importance of the problem and possible solutions at all levels, promoting global efforts and collective actions", explains the municipality of Portimão.

 

Forum program:
9h30:  Registration of participants

10h00:  Welcome
Nuno Cabrita Alves, President of the Algarve Food Bank
Representative of the Municipality of Portimão

10h30: Agriculture in the Algarve – What we produce
Pedro Valadas Monteiro, Algarve Regional Director for Agriculture and Fisheries

10h50: Expiration Dates: Understand the difference between "Consume Until" and "Consume Preferably Before"
Cristina Ferradeira, Director of Food and Veterinary Services for the Algarve Region

11h10: "Zero Waste" Tasting by DUAL
Coffee Concert

11h30: Use water with an ounce of awareness
Teresa Fernandes, CEA – Communication and Environmental Education of Águas do Algarve

11:50 am: Awards ceremony for the three best works of the exhibition “Sustainable Art”, jointly promoted by the Algarve Food Bank and Águas do Algarve

12h20: Closing session
Francisco Mello e Castro, coordinator of the United Against Waste Movement
Isabel Jonet, President of the Federation of Food Banks in Portugal
Miguel José Sardinha Oliveira Cardo, deputy general director of the General Directorate of Food and Veterinary Medicine
José Apolinário, president of the Algarve Regional Coordination and Development Commission
Representative of the Municipality of Portimão

 



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