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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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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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A People’s Food Plan for Australia

Posted on 18. Mar, 2013 by .

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The People’s Food Plan presents a common-sense and achievable vision for fair food that places the soil and land, farmers, food workers and eaters at the centre of a restorative food system.

AFSA’s National Co-ordinator, Nick Rose, says:

“For too long we’ve depended on a food system that favours the profits of major corporations, degrades the environment, forces farmers off the land and has resulted in a diabetes, heart health and obesity crisis. This system is shockingly inefficient, with as much as 40% of all food wasted. It is also deeply unfair, with two million Australians relying on food relief, a number that is climbing rapidly.”

AFSA and its allies say the Government’s soon-to-be-released National Food Plan is an opportunity missed. Instead of offering innovative solutions to a growing food crisis, it presents a business as usual, ‘Corporate Food Plan’, driven by the interests of big business.

In this David and Goliath clash, the people have decided how to fix our broken food system. Building on the endorsements of AFSA’s positions from dozens of organisations representing hundreds of thousands of Australians, over 600 individuals had their say in 40 open forums held around the country from September to November 2012. The result is a People’s Food Plan Working Paper which prioritises decent livelihoods for farmers, and population health and environmental regeneration over chemically-grown, additive laden, ‘Frankenfoods’.

Read…  A People’s Food Plan for Australia  -  Overview (pdf)

Read…  A People’s Food Plan for Australia    (pdf)       A common-sense approach to a fair, sustainable and resilient food system.

Read.. . A People’s Food Plan for Australia    A summary of the working paper 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome to Sydney Food Fairness Alliance

Posted on 09. Mar, 2013 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.

2013 promises to be a busy year for SFFA with the release of the Federal Govt <em>National Food Plan</em> due, and the alternative ‘ grass roots’ <em>People’s Food Plan</em> launched by the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance. SFFA will play an active role in the discussion about what kind of food future we want and how we need to shape it now. Join us to be part of it!

 

We will:

  • Continue support for farmers, in the face of threats by CSG and supermarket price fixing
  • Explore the role that local councils can play in promoting food security and food access
  • Lobby for increases in income support payments to help the 1-2 million Australians who go hungry
  • Showcase challenging ideas, stimulating discussions and examples of great ways to work round food

 

Members include people working in sectors such as:

  • health and aged care
  • community services and welfare
  • local government
  • urban planning
  • agriculture and primary industries
  • community gardens, Permaculture and organic food industries and organisations
  • food and hospitality industries
  • media
  • education
  • ethicists and religious organisations
  • concerned and interested individuals

 

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Setting up a Food Co-operative

Posted on 01. Feb, 2013 by .

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This brief paper is designed to give practical information to schools and community organisations about food co-operatives. It outlines options for setting up and running food co-operatives and describes five successful models.

DOWNLOAD:… Setting Up a Food Co-op.

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Ways community organisations can provide healthy food

Posted on 01. Feb, 2013 by .

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Practical ways community organisations can provide healthy food

This information sheet is designed to provide ideas to community organisations on how to provide healthy food and drinks.   Community organisations often work with people on low incomes.   Research shows that people on low incomes generally eat less healthy diets and suffer more diet-related diseases than the rest of the Australian population.   Even if food is only a small part of what your service does, it can contribute to the health and wellbeing of staff and clients.

DOWNLOAD:…  Practical ways community organisations can provide healthy food (pdf)

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Kempsey – Food and related infrastructure maps; a collaboration

Posted on 28. Nov, 2012 by .

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A collaboration between Australian Red Cross, Many Rivers Diabetes Prevention Program (University of Newcastle and Durri ACMS) and Kempsey Shire Council has produced a series of interactive web-based maps of Kempsey and the Kempsey Local Government Area. These maps provide detailed snapshots of existing community infrastructures overlaid on SEIFA areas.

 DOWNLOAD…    Kempsey food security mapping

The maps are available from Kempsey Shire Council website

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