English: Coal Exchange, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Wales (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
During the summer months Cardiff takes on a carnival atmosphere with events taking place in and around Wales’ capital as part of Cardiff Festival. Of all those events the Welsh Proms Cardiff are both the longest established and the jewel in the crown. For over a week every corner of St David’s Hall, the National Concert of Wales throngs to a variety of different music, ranging from some of the city’s youngest and most talented musicians to international quality symphony concerts, creating an irresistible party buzz Whether it’s listening to the superb range of music on offer, just browsing in the gallery or relaxing in the cafe and bars, it’s all here for you at St David’s Hall.
Cardiff, Wales (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Peter Davies reflects on the issues raised during the IWA Conference and the opportunities that need to be embraced to make Wales a sustainable food nation.
It was good to have the opportunity to chair the IWA Sustainable Food Nation Conference (in early June 2013), which I think will prove to be of real significance in the future of food for and from Wales.
For those unable to attend, the IWA has produced an excellent publication with a range of articles from conference contributors and other experts in the field.
It was significant as the first food conference addressed by Alun Davies in his role as Minister for Natural Resource and Food – the first time that food has been identified as a specific Cabinet responsibility. He set out his agenda and timetable for the publication of a Food Plan by the end of the year and the associated establishment of a Food Board to oversee delivery, stressing the food was emblematic as a statement about who we are as a nation.
The main building of Cardiff University (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Food Security Land Research Alliance (FSLRA) today (Friday 10 May 2013) announced that the Cardiff University is to join the partnership.
The FSLRA was launched in October 2011, using world class inter-disciplinary research to tackle the global challenges associated with developing sustainable food security.
The FSLRA partnership between the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter and Rothamsted Research brings together expertise across a range of disciplines from biosciences and agricultural sciences to economics and social sciences, establishing the South West as a centre of global research excellence in food security research and land management.
Professor Hywel Thomas, Pro Vice-Chancellor Research, Cardiff University said
“We are delighted to announce that Cardiff University has joined the Food Security and Land Research Alliance to tackle one of the biggest challenges facing humanity: how can we sustainably feed a growing population? Cardiff will bring a wealth of expertise in the areas of food policy and governance to the Alliance, which is characterised by cross institutional working and an inter-disciplinary approach,”
Pierhead and Senedd, Cardiff Bay, Wales (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Built Environment Sustainability Training (BEST) will offer flexible, subsidised training to develop knowledge and skills in the latest sustainability practices – particularly in construction, energy, waste, and water.
Courses will be offered to people who live or work in one of Wales’ Convergence areas, from autumn 2013.
The EU backed programme Built Environment Sustainability Training will be officially launched by Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology, Jeff Cuthbert, at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay on May 1st.