Food safety is a hot topic in many countries right now: where do the products come from, how are they produced, under what circumstances and - in the end - are they safe to eat?
To ensure that our food is good, healthy and safe, public authorities, food producers, retailers and consumers must all collaborate to promote transparency and improve the information flow in the food chain. Information technology can be a great tool for this – enabling the tracking of food from “farm to fork”, ensuring that important health and food safety messages from authorities reach the consumers, and for the information about consumer preferences and concerns to flow back to the food producers, distributors and retailers.
Diplohack is a new way of bringing together civil society, industry, students, IT experts and diplomats to brainstorm and come up with new ideas on how to tackle important issues. This Diplohack on trust in the food chain has the ambition to inspire and encourage us all to think about these questions, and to develop innovative ideas to use technology to establish trust in the food value chain.
The event is hosted jointly by the Danish, Dutch and Swedish Embassies in Hanoi with participants from a diverse range of stakeholders, including food producers, distributors, retailers, consumer groups, IT professionals, students and academics.
At the Diplohack, discussions will be facilitated by diplomats from each of the organising Embassies, and at the end of the day, a winning proposal will be selected by a panel of judges from the food industry and Vietnamese government.
For more information about this event please visit: facebook.com/HollandinVietnam (in Vietnamese) or contact:
-Embassy of Denmark, Katja Majbom Goodhew, firstname.lastname@example.org
-Embassy of the Netherlands, Marc van der Linden, email@example.com
-Embassy of Sweden, Camilla Bjelkås, firstname.lastname@example.org