Innovation in Agrifood Supply Chains: People-Planet-Profitability

April 18 - April 19, 2018

Energy Biosciences Building Berkeley, California

Two-day Workshop

The global food and beverage industry is facing some of the most pressing global challenges of our times including water scarcity, food insecurity and climate change. Growing attention, by consumers and investors, to food safety, transparency and sustainability is adding a new dynamic to the industry. The agrifood sector is also addressing challenges such as poor labor practices and human rights issues.

A sustainable food system requires holistic solutions that encompass the entire supply chain. Innovation is critical to unleashing the transformative potential of supply chains to enhance profitability, sustainability and social well being. These innovations can range from developing new technologies and processes, to producing new goods and services, to discovering radically new business models. UC Berkeley, in collaboration with Solidaridad North America, has designed a comprehensive two-day training workshop which will examine the social, economic and environmental aspects of agrifood supply chains and their potential for innovation. Read More

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This event is organized through a unique collaboration between a top ranked global university and a leading agricultural sustainability-focused civil society organization.




Your Takeaways
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the economic, social and environmental aspects of agrifood supply chains and related challenges 
  • Learn about the tools and processes being used to address these challenges
  • Utilize the case-working sessions to put the tools in action
  • Expand your network of professionals in the sector
  • Obtain a certificate of completion from UC Berkeley
What's Included:
Instruction, instruction materials, meals, refreshments, and a networking reception.

For a list of lodging options in Berkeley, please visit the Accommodations page.
Who should attend

This workshop is targeted at senior leaders and professionals associated with the agrifood industry. Members of the non-profit, academic and public sectors who are engaged with the sector will also greatly benefit from the program.


Giannini Foundation

University of Guelph, College of Business and Economics

Michigan State University Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

International Food Policy Research Institute

UC Davis World Food Center

Energy Biosciences Institute

Mars, Incorporated

Palladium Group

Vinhos Barbeito

DeLoach Vineyards

Milken Innovation Center

Guittard Chocolate




Global Food Summit

Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph

Center for Responsible Business at Berkeley-Haas

Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program