3DP-RDM is one of six re-distributed manufacturing networks currently being funded by the EPSRC and ESRC. On 23 March one of our sister networks, the Local Nexus Network, ran a launch event and scoping workshop in Oxford. During the event participants discussed the following:
- What are potential benefits and problems of a localised food system, and for whom?
- What socio-economic and biophysical conditions are needed to achieve a more localised food system?
- What are the opportunities and/or requirements for local energy and water to support a localised food system?
- What are the key technical, social, economic, policy research areas and questions relating to the local food-energy-water nexus?
A report summarising these discussions is now available online here.