Member snapshots

A Chance To Highlight Your Work And Reach Out To Other Members: The member snapshot series provides a space for individual FCRN network members to introduce themselves and their work in no more than 150 words. Our aim for this series to showcase the interdisciplinary nature of the food system and to help facilitate interactions and networking among members. If you’re a member and would like to be featured, please get in touch.

Uruguayan graphic designer Silvana Juri recently completed a Masters in Sustainable Design at the University of Brighton. Her interests include exploiting design-thinking to tackle societal and environmental issues linked to diets. Her work has been focused on harnessing collaboration and experimental participation to foster engagement and facilitate discussions around the need to shift towards sustainable food habits.

Afton Halloran is a GREEiNSECT and Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada doctoral fellow. Her research is a part of the ‘GREEiNSECT: Insects for Green Economy’ research project which is comprised of public and private institutions investigating how insects can be utilized for food and feed in Kenya.

Pinar Hosafci works as a Senior Food Analyst at Euromonitor International.  With a background in economics, Pinar uses her knowledge to create content on a range of topics including consumer trends, marketing strategies and product innovation. She has a keen interest in food security, nutrition and cross-consumer behaviour. 

The member snapshot series provides a space for individual FCRN network members to introduce themselves and their work in no more than 150 words. Our aim for this series to showcase the interdisciplinary nature of the food system and to help facilitate interactions and networking among members.  If you’re a member and would like to be featured please do get in touch.

The member snapshot series provides a space for individual FCRN network members to introduce themselves and their work in no more than 150 words. Our aim for this series to showcase the interdisciplinary nature of the food system and to help facilitate interactions and networking among members.  If you’re a member and would like to be featured please do get in touch.

See some of the member snapshots from earlier newsletters here.

This week we feature our member from Nepal, Ankit Soti. Ankit is a student from Tribuwan University and the department of agriculture and animal science. He is also part of the NGO Youth Endeavour for Sustainable Agriculture - YES Agriculture. He was recently selected to be part of the South Asia Youth Environment Network (SAYEN) and he is also a member of a waste management and economic utilization project.

Vera Nonaka is carrying out a Masters at University of Central Lancashire (UK) on Sustainable Waste Management.  She is currently engaged in two projects. One is her dissertation where she would like or FCRN members to assist by answering questions in a survey on “Citizenship food networks” (for example, food banks and soup kitchens).

This week we introduce FCRN member Peter Thompson who runs a 3rd generation farm (George Thompson Ltd) and is co-founder of the Chi Group, a sustainable business incubator.

Roger Cozens of Greenacres Consultancy is a specialist in sustainable land use and agricultural economics.  He is chair of the International Division of the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants and has provided consultancy in over 18 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Caribbean over the past 25 years.

Marguerite works in the Post Harvest program at Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB), and she is also developing research projects for presentation to local and international research partners and donors.

Marguerite collaborates with other researchers in various ways through project implementation, and writing reports and publications to providing training to farmers and mothers in health centres on food diversification and improved processing technologies of fruits, soybeans and other crop products to add value and combat malnutrition.

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