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Welcome to 2014

Posted on 09. Jan, 2014 by .

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The Sydney Food Fairness Alliance  (SFFA) is a network of consumers, rural producers, health professionals, community workers and advocates who want to see food security for all within a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable food system.

Wishing you a healthy and happy 2014!

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2013 – Annual General Meeting

Posted on 22. Nov, 2013 by .

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Time has come again to meet and report on the latest campaigns, issues, as well as to discuss with you our plans for the future. Following the AGM, we will present the new film from the ‘Lock the Gate’ campaign. Light refreshment and finger food will be on offer!

So, join us for the SFFA’s  AGM that will be held on the 4th of December, 2013

Where: at Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, Level 1, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney.

The time: at 5pm

The agenda:

  • Confirmation of previous AGM
  • Presentation of Annual Report
  • Presentation of Financial Report
  • Election of Officers
  • Other business

 

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FAO World Food Day 2013 – October 16

Posted on 25. Sep, 2013 by .

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Celebrating Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition

The Macarthur Future Food Forum would like to invite you to join them in celebrating the achievements of their program and discussing the future of food security, quality and sustainability in the Macarthur region, moving towards the recognition that “healthy food is a human right”.

On the day, come and hear from Rosemary Stanton, Costa Georgiadis and Ronni Kahn on the importance of local sustainable production for food security and nutrition.

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Videos from our recent event ‘Food Matters’

Posted on 15. Sep, 2013 by .

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The recent SFFA event ‘Food Matters’ was a success!

The event offering a platform for local government and other agencies to discuss roles, initiatives, barriers in the world of food was recorded and you can view key note and lightning talk speakers on the SFFA YouTube Channel.  And here are some of the speeches delivered on the day.

Danny Wiggins as one of the event key note speakers

Louisa Matwiejczyk from Flinders University talking about healthy eating

Kerry Bartlet, CEO WSROC

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Food Matters – What role can Councils play?

Posted on 25. Jun, 2013 by .

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For the first ever ‘Fair Food Week’ coordinated by the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance, the Sydney Food Fairness Alliance is pleased to invite you to an exciting forum exploring how Councils can address food security in their local communities.

You will hear keynote speakers discussing current food issues,  you may want want to participate to lightning talks showcasing innovative Council’s initiatives, or network and discuss project ideas.

Who should attend this forum: local government staff in social and urban planning, community and economic development, environmental sustainability and waste management.  Senior management and Councillors are also welcome.

When: Tuesday 20 August 2013
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm (registration from 9:30am)
Where: Parramatta Town Hall, 182 Church Street, Parramatta
(Metered parking on Macquarie Street or Horwood Place. Parramatta Public Transport Interchange a short walk from Argyle Street).
Cost: $20 registration fee. Morning tea and light lunch provided.

To register, you can download the registration form by clicking here or simply email info@sydneyfoodfairness.org.au and we’ll organise registration for you.

 

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Food Waste and Our Future

Posted on 18. May, 2013 by .

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On World Environment day, participate and join this important debate.

To know more about it, put the date in your diary – 5th June – World Environment Day and join the conversation.

Attend the forum at the University of NSW, from 6pm to 8.30pm and for more details go to our event page

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Local Government and Food Security: An Evidence Review

Posted on 17. Apr, 2013 by .

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This review of existing intiatives across Australia, Canada, UK, and the US is a first step to understand associations between various factors in the urban form, the food system and community and household food security. Admittedly, we still lack high level impact and outcome data that demonstrate and document the efficacy of interventions in any of these areas. But one thing is sure: the urban form and the food system can be modified and the modifications have the potential to have an impact on food security.

Whilst the literature is growing, we need much more documentation of what is being done, and better process, impact and outcome evaluation. We also need more experience and evidence from the local rather than North American scene.

Download the report here

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