In Conversation With Simon Derrick

We're delighted to share the latest episode of 'TFP In Conversation With', talking to Simon Derrick, Project Director, FreshPPact and Head of Sustainability, Blue Skies Holdings.

The series features people, businesses, brands and entrepreneurs from across the food & drink world - finding out more about why they do what they do, their purpose, how they see the future and how, in their way, they are championing change and shifting the future of food & drink.

In this eye-opening episode, Charles speaks with Simon Derrick about bringing retailers, produce manufacturers and agri-businesses that are rooted in developing or emerging economies to define problems, discover solutions, and change the world, with a particular focus on social and environmental challenges.

In addition to this, Simon joins Charles to discuss...

- Adding real value at the source - returning value to the countries where products' raw material comes from
- The funding model behind the project and how successful solutions can access a share of £900k of seed funding
- Where to start - how the team prioritises finding solutions for sustainability issues around the globe
- Transferrable learnings from other sectors - having the greatest impact and benefit on the produce industry
... and much more!

You can get involved by contacting the team on The deadline for the call for solutions is 1st December 2022.

The FreshPPact mission to Ghana

The Fresh Produce Impact Hub (FRESHPPACT) is a research and development Hub that works with research partners to find solutions to the biggest shared sustainability challenges we all face.

Check out the video - FRESHPPACT mission to Ghana...

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