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Workshop on 'Fair, fresh and future-proof food systems'

16th Feb 2021 / By Alistair Driver

The Food, Farming and Countryside Commission is inviting people from a range of backgrounds to participate in an online workshop to explore fair, fresh and future proof food systems. 

The commission, which carried out an independent inquiry from 2017 to 2020 about where our food comes from and how we support farming and rural communities, said it was looking to hear from a range of backgrounds, including farmers, people who run food hub or work for a charity and local business owners.

People are invited to take part in one of four separate two-hour online workshops in March. 

  • Monday, March 15, 2-4pm
  • Thursday, March 18, 10am-12noon
  • Tuesday, March 23, 1.30-3.30pm
  • Thursday, March 25, 10am-12noon 

You can register HERE

In its Learning from Lockdown survey in June 2020, the commission said it found a huge appetite for more collaboration and collective leadership to tackle the serious issues in our food system, for more resource and investment in communities, more diverse sources of food production, and more investment in short supply chains.

"We sometimes call these ‘local’ food systems, but we know they mean much more than a single word can convey," it said. 

"As the UK moves to ‘build back better,’ we want to know how you think food systems can deliver fair, fresh and future-proof food to the citizens of the UK? What values and features should these food systems embody? How can we talk about these food systems to move them up the political agenda?"