Topic for the Academic English Speaking Contest
Food wastage is a growing global crisis that is affecting the health of the entire planet and its population. According to the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization, it is estimated that over 1 billion tons of food is wasted globally every year. Food waste occurs throughout every phase in the food system, including production, storage, processing, distribution, retail, and consumption.
To reduce food wastage, society requires a systematic methodology to categorize different types of wastage, analyze all possible causes and adopt management procedures. Citizens also need to be educated about the dangers of a lack of food security, and how to plan meals and tackle food wastage at home.
Prepare a presentation for an academic forum, proposing solutions to reduce food wastage from the perspective of your discipline. Choose a specific subtopic and decide a title for your speech.
Each presentation will be 5 minutes long, followed by one question. Presentations will be given at 14:30-18:00 on December 15th, 2020.
🔸From within your academic discipline, find a specific problem of food wastage in one of the phases in the food system and propose at least one well-researched solution to it.
🔸Explain the details of your proposed solution(s).
🔸Justify your solution(s) with relevant evidence (e.g. data, research findings, logical reasoning, etc.)
🔸Use citations and references in your presentation.
Format for Presentation
PPT slides. Do not use animations or electronic media (e.g. sound and video files).
The presentation must be in English.