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Innovation in Farming to Create a Sustainable Food System

Innovation in Farming to Create a Sustainable Food System

10 May, 2021

The Hincks Centre has long been aware of and aligns its work with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  

We are delighted to host a UN Food Systems Summit Independent Dialogue, created by young people to engage young people. The event will be convened by Catriona Fenton, Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellence, and Treasa Cadogan, European Regional Focal Point for United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth in support of the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS).

The EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Strategic Plan 2023 – 2027 aims to strengthen the socio-economic fabric of rural areas. The Plan also aims to attract young farmers and foster innovation and digitalisation in agriculture and rural areas.

The purpose of the event is to hear from young farmers across Europe. They will share their experience as agri-entrepreneurs and discuss areas that could be improved with the overall aim of creating a sustainable food system.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 13:00


Catriona Fenton – Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurship, Munster Technological University

Treasa Cadogan – European Regional Focal Point in support of the Food Systems Summit for the UN Major Group for Children and Youth


Diarmuid McSweeney – More Grass Ireland & Grasshopper
Samuel Masse – President of the European Council of Young Farmers

Other Speakers tbc.

Registration for this event is closed.



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