Food Aid Packaging Workshop Agenda

3rd Food Aid Packaging Solutions Workshop Series

A Collaborative Effort from the USAID, USDA, World Food Program (WFP) and MSU
March 3 and 4, 2020
On the campus of Michigan State University

If you would like to register please contact Cimberly Weir at cimberly@msu.edu or 517-353-6797

Cost to attend is: $50 per person and includes dinner and light refreshments.  Lunch is on your own both days.  See full agenda below. 

Location:
MSU School of Packaging, 448 Wilson Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824

Main contacts: Cimberly Weir, MSU (cimberly@msu.edu Tel: 517-353-3797; Ricky Speck speckric@msu.edu

The Main Objective of our SeminarGathering key food aid stakeholders to discuss the current status of food aid commodity packaging, challenges, new technological advances, potential solutions, and identify next steps in optimizing food aid packaging. The workshop should result in a report outlining specific steps to address current challenges using readily available technologies, as well as research and innovation opportunities within the next three years to five years.

 

3rd MSU Food Aid Packaging Solutions Workshop
Michigan State University School of Packaging,
448 Wilson Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824

March 3-5 2020

Registration Portal: FoodAssistancePackaging

Main Contacts: Cimberly Weir:  cimberly@msu.edu  and Ruffo Perez: ruperez@usaid.gov

Day 1 (General Meeting)

Time

Topic

 

Speaker/ Organization/Moderators

8:30-9:00am

Informal Networking and Self-Introduction

 

All/Self

9:00-9:30

Welcome, Introduction, expectations, review of the agenda

 

Laurent Matuana, PhD

Associate Director, MSU School of Packaging

Ruffo Perez, PhD

Senior Mgmt. USAID

9:30-10:45

Why Packaging matters in humanitarian food programs: 

1.    Fundamentals of Food Assistance Packaging: food protection, transportability, packaging functionality.

2.    Forward looking packaging solutions and sustainability

 

Moderated by USAID

Rachel Goldstein

Global Sustainability Director for Scientific and Regulatory Affairs at Mars, Incorporated

10:45-11:00

Coffee/Tea Break

 

 

11:00-12:00

Update on ongoing Food Aid Packaging Work

1.    Emergency foods-HEB

2.    Fortified Flour Blend

3.    LNS Packaging

4.    Vegetable Oil

5.    Fortified Rice Packaging

 

Moderated USAID and WFP

1.    Michael Brady, ProAmpac

2.    Taylor Gray, JonhPAC Co.

3.    Jennifer Esterle, Edesia Inc.

4.    Carole Manceau (WFP)

5.    Ruffo Perez, USAID 

12:00-1:20

Lunch on your own/group. MSU International Student Center Food Court, nearby

 

 

1:20-2:00

1.    Proposed process for food aid packaging assessment: the case of fortified veggie oil

2.    Updates on packaging performance simulation protocols, testing approaches at laboratory and pilot plant levels

 

Quentin Johnson, FAQR/Tufts University

Patrick McDavid,

Instructor and PhD Candidate

MSU School of Packaging

2:00-3:00

Packaging Labeling, Tracking and Traceability Technologies (USAID PREPO Tracking System, WFP Pilot Project on Tracking and Labeling Technologies)

 

Jamie Fisher/Kevin Tutasig
USAID

Reporting on ongoing efforts on barcoding and tracking technologies

Suvrat BAFNA
WFP

Reporting on ongoing efforts on ongoing traceability and tracking institutional efforts

3:00-3:20

MSU Dairy Store Ice Cream Break

 

 

3:20-5:20

Open Traceability Project

Intelligent Supply Chain and Geo-Traceability, Applied to Humanitarian Programs

 

Mana Nutrition/NetSuite-ORACLE 

OPTEL GROUP
Pierre Courtemanche, President of GeoTraceability

Evening

 

Group Dinner

Welcoming and Sponsorship Recognition hosted by MSU School of Packaging


Keynote
:  Research and Innovation for Development:  A Role for Packaging.

 

The Kellogg Center, 219 S. Harrison Rd., East Lansing, MI 48824

Kurt Richter, PhD

Deputy Director

MSU, Global Center for Food Systems Innovation

 

Day 2 (General Meeting)

 

Time

 

Topic

 

Speaker/ Organization/Moderators

8:00-8:10am

First day readout/ Second day overview

 

Ruffo Perez USAID

Quentin Johnson FAQR-Tufts University

8:10-9:00

 

MSU School of Packaging Laboratory Tour and Demonstrations 

 

MSU Faculty and Graduate Students

9:00-10:50

A look at environmental and waste footprint of food aid packaging and food aid programming, through the entire supply chain

 

 

A panel: Moderated by USAID/MSU

1.    Gregory Rulifson, PhD -USAID -15 min

2.    Rachel Goldstein, MARS Inc. -20 min

3.    Rafael Auras, PhD -MSU -25 min

4.    Muhammad Rabnawaz, PhD -MSU -25 min

5.    Carole MANCEAU, WFP -15 min

10:50-11:00

Coffee/Tea Break/Networking/Walk Campus

 

 

 

11:00-12:10

Oil Bulk Packaging: A way forward on Title II Vegetable Oil shipping

 

 

Repackaging of Tittle II bulk oil shipping in strategic regions of Africa to address packaging and supply chain challenges

 

Marc Waters, Business Development Manager

Hillebrand Corporation

Matt Porter, Perdue Agribusiness

Usama Abdelbadie Abdalla Ibrahim‚Äč

International Sales Manager - Packed Oil & Fats

Pacific Inter-Link Sdn Bhd

12:10-1:20

Lunch on your own/group. MSU International Student Center Food Court, nearby

 

 

1:20-1:50

Assessing Packaging Impact on Shelf Life
 

 

Rafael Auras, PhD

Professor,  School of Packaging MSU

1:50-3:20

Packaging from a Transportation, Shipping and Warehousing Standpoint: A panel with a 360-view of supply chain

 

A panel led by Paul Vicinanzo, Chief of USAID Transportation Division

1.    Brett Mears, Pres. Palmer Logistics

2.    Yussurry Kallouche, BMMI

3.    Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

4.    Amit Wadera - WFP Claims

3:20-4:00

Thinking out of the box on Food Aid Packaging.  Where should we go?  What are packaging big ideas and solutions which would improve effectiveness of food assistance delivery?

 

Muhammad Rabnawaz, PhD
Assistant Professor, Michigan State University,

School of PackagingSustainable Materials Group

4:00-4:20

Coffee/Tea Break/Networking/Walk Campus

 

 

4:20-5:00

1.    Discussion around possible/promising technology/packaging solutions

2.    Potential Date for 4th Annual MSU Food Aid Packaging Workshop

3.    Wrap-up of workshop

 

Panel Discussion with engagement of all participants:

1.    Jamie Fisher, USAID

2.    Suvrat BAFNA, WFP

3.    Paul Vicinanzo, USAID

4.    Nicholas Kharabadze, USDA

5pm

End of Workshop.  Adjourn

 

 

 


Day 3 (Specific Stakeholder Group Meeting)
Veg Oil Packaging Challenges and Potential Solutions

 

Time

 

Topic

 

Speaker/ Organization/Moderators

8:15-9:30am

Current Situation and Challenges

 

Ruffo Perez -USAID/ Carole MANCEAU, WFP

9:30-10:45

 

Inventory of possible solutions I

 

1.    Tin Can Technologies and Upgrades

2.    Plastic containers and upgrades

3.    Local/Regional procurement of oil

10:45-11:00

Coffee/Tea Break

 

 

11:00-1:00

Inventory of possible solutions II

 

4.    Bulk Oil Shipping/Local/Regional Repackaging

5.    Trialing and Piloting Bulk-oil shipping into Eastern Africa

1:00-2:00

Lunch

 

 

2:00-4:30

Discussion of ways forward

 

All

4:30 pm

End of Sessions.  Adjourn

 

 

 

Day 3 (Specific Stakeholder Group Meetings)
Food Aid Commodity Labeling and Traceability

 

Time

 

Topic

 

Speaker/ Organization/Moderators

8:15-8:45am

Current Situation and Challenges

 

 

WFPUSG and WFP Introduction

Field

8:45-9:30

 

Best if Used By Date:  Harmonizing approach in the humanitarian community 

 

WFP and USG to report on ongoing efforts on barcoding and tracking technologies Updating current system and way forward

9:30-11:00

Traceability tools:  how to improve visibility of food assistance commodities throughout the supply chain
 

 

Moderated by Jamie Fisher/Kevin Tutasig, USAIDand Suvrat BAFNA, WFP

·         RQ System

·         FIFO

·         The Open Traceability Project

·         Geo Traceability

·         Other tools

11:00-11:20

Coffee/Tea Break/Networking/Walk Campus

 

 

11:20-1:00

Collaboration/partnerships/ Implementation of upgraded systems, timeline and accountability

 

All

1:00-2:00

Lunch

 

 

2:00-4:00

Final discussion as to how to move forward with BUBD, Traceability, Incident Management, establishment of ongoing collaboration

 

All

4:30 pm

End of Sessions.  Adjourn