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Join us for the SFFA AGM and our special guest speaker from New Zealand!

Posted on 01. Dec, 2014 by .

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It’s that time of year again!

You are warmly invited to join the Sydney Food Fairness Alliance for its Annual General Meeting on Monday 8 December 2014 from 5-6pm.

This special meeting will be followed by a talk (6:00pm – 8:00pm) from our special guest speaker Cissy Rock, all the way from New Zealand. Cissy is the Senior Project Leader from Auckland City Council and will talk about Kai Auckland and the Council’s strategy design around food for all in Auckland City.

All those working in local government who are interested in this important topic are welcome to join us.

Event details

Date: Monday 8 December 2014

Where: Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts 280 Pitt Street Sydney (Level 1 Carmichael Room)

What: 5:00pm – 6:00pm Sydney Food Fairness Alliance Annual General Meeting; 6:00pm – 8:00pm Special Guest Speaker (Cissy Rock, Senior Project Officer, Auckland City Council)

Need another reason to attend? An opportunity to network with like-minded people and light refreshments.

Any questions or to RSVP? Contact Sydney Food Fairness Alliance on 0410 145 473 or info@sydneyfoodfairness.org.au

We look forward to seeing you there!

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SFFA Food Security Survival Kit Now Available

Posted on 11. Oct, 2014 by .

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Sydney Food Fairness Alliance is all about food security. We consider that it is highly important to lay the foundations on which to build a sustainable and food secure planet. Our primary focus is Sydney but we network more broadly.

In a world where our food security is threatened, environmentally, politically, industrially, economically, agriculturally, climatically, in fact on so many levels, we need to be able to connect with our food systems socially, practically and ethically, and share our resources.

There are many things we can do from advocacy and action to improve access, to supporting growers markets and community gardens, or growing our own food and sharing plants and seeds, and learning to be innovative with what we have.

This Food Security Survival Kit provides a broad range of relevant links over which to ponder ways we can act to evolve a sustainable pathway towards food security now and for all future generations.

Food Security Survival Kit’s will be distributed at the Right to Food Coalition’s Putting Food on the Table Conference. To access the fact, sheet click on the following link: http://sydneyfoodfairness.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/SFFA-Food-Security-Survival-Kit-Links-for-web-1.pdf

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Public meetings with Joel Berg, US anti-hunger activist, during October 2014

Posted on 01. Oct, 2014 by .

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Joel Berg is a leading U.S. activist, researcher, and media spokesperson on domestic hunger and poverty. He is Executive Director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, a not for profit organization which works to “enact innovative solutions to help society move ‘beyond the soup kitchen’ to ensure economic and food self-sufficiency for all Americans”. He is the author of  “All you can eat: how hungry is America?”

Joel will be in Australia as a guest of the Sydney-based Right to Food Coalition, and will be the keynote speaker at the inaugural food security conference being held in Sydney on 13 & 14 October 2014. He will also be holding public meetings across Australia during the month of October.

Click on the following flyer for information on Joel’s public meetings across Australia: http://sydneyfoodfairness.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Joel-public-lectures-Oct-14-31.pdf

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SFFA July 2014 Meeting Presentation Notes – Oxfam GROW Campaign

Posted on 30. Jul, 2014 by .

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Thank you to all who attended the SFFA open meeting in July. Below are the main points and website links from the presentation. Enjoy!
Oxfam Australia GROW campaign aims to tackle the many complex issues of global hunger and food security. Oxfam has been looking at all aspects of food security and recognise that the most important issues include :-
The changing climate
Lack of investment in small scale producers
The growing phenomena of land grabs
The actions of large global food companies
The actions of consumers
Sky Rocketing food prices
Oxfam encourages individuals to take a range of actions in their own lives that can assist in creating a fair food future. Oxfam works with the worlds 10 biggest food companies to ensure that their practices are not unfairly disadvantaging poor farmers through out their supply  chains and we work with governments to ensure investment in small scale agriculture and work to secure strong climate mitigation targets and to do our fair share in terms of assisting communities around the globe adapt to climate change impacts.
Here are the links to reports discussed:
1 . Hot and Hungry –Climate change and impacts on food security. http://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/mb-hot-hungry-food-climate-change-250314-en.pdf
2. The Food Transformation report – Harnessing consumer power to create a fair food future.
3. Banking on Shaky Ground – Land Grabs and the role of Australian Financial Institution.

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SFFA July Open Meeting – Oxfam GROW Campaign

Posted on 12. Jun, 2014 by .

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SAVE THE DATE IN JULY!

You are warmly invited to the next Sydney Food Fairness Alliance open meeting to hear Debbie Hunt talk about the Oxfam GROW campaign. Read more about the Oxfam GROW campaign at https://www.oxfam.org.au/grow/about-grow/

Date: Monday 14 July 2014

When: Australian Red Cross, St Andrews House  Level 4, 464 Kent Street Sydney NSW 2000

Time: 4:45pm. There will be issues access the building after 5:00pm so please be prompt.

Other: Light refreshments will be provided.

About our speaker Debbie Hunt

Debbie has a B Social Science (Politics and Policy) and a Masters of Social Change and Development specialising in Food Security and Rural Sustainable Development. Debbie has worked for Oxfam in the role of the NSW/ACT State Campaign and Engagement Coordinator for the past 4 years, prior to this role she worked at the NSW volunteer coordinator with Make Poverty History for 2 years. She is a mother of 4 amazing young adults/ teenagers and lives on a small organic farm on the Southern Highlands of NSW. Currently she is coordinating Oxfam’s GROW campaign, which advocates for sustainable development, reducing climate change and increasing food security.

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Upcoming Food Events in Second Half of 2014

Posted on 15. May, 2014 by .

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Check out some fabulous food events happening around Sydney during May through to November 2014 under our ‘Events’ Tab. Hope to see you there!

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