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Containerized Food Production Units (CFPU) for the local production of food in humanitarian (and non-humanitarian) contexts On-Demand Webcast
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This webcast describes examples of CFPUs developed for humanitarian purpose and the rationale for using them in place of traditional large infrastructures.
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This webcast was organized by IFT's International Division.

The world is facing new challenges (climatic changes, conflicts, energetic transition) that are strongly reshaping our food systems. Industrialized food systems are questioned today in terms of impact, inclusiveness and agility. CFPUs may be seen as a new alternative to address some of these challenges and for offering new options which might shift our food systems into more inclusive and sustainable ones. This raises specific engineering and commercial questions.

This webcast describes some examples of CFPUs that have been developed for humanitarian purpose and the rationale for using such facilities in place of traditional large infrastructures. It explains some of their specific constraints, advantages and limits. Understand what CFPUs are, how they are engineered differently from traditional facilities and why they could bring some new perspectives for tailoring innovative solutions that answer modern challenges for the local production of safe and nutritious food in a changing world. 

Learning Objectives:
1. Gain a better insight on food needs in humanitarian and regional development contexts and how FST (Food Science and Technology) may foster humanitarian response (local production of food, capacity building)
2. Uhow how containerized facilities improve further regional development, access to food and employment for disadvantaged communities
3. Understand why manufacturing food with containerized lines may greatly improve the humanitarian response (quality, proactivity, sustainability, resilience, local capacity building, value chain inclusiveness)
4. Identify some of the current needs in terms of types of food to be delivered to affected beneficiaries and of the corresponding processes that need to be implemented using such CFPUs
5. Discover some examples of CFPUs used in humanitarian contexts, discuss their current advantages and  limits and see how CFPU concept may apply to non-humanitarian contexts and be part of the “food factory of the future”

Dominique Bounie
Professor, University of Lille, France

Pablo Juliano (moderdator)
Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO

Length: 62 minutes
Contact Hours: 1.0
Date Recorded: June 7, 2018

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