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SFFA July Open Meeting – Oxfam GROW Campaign

Posted on 12. Jun, 2014 by .



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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Putting Food on the Table Conference Website NOW LIVE!

Posted on 01. Jun, 2014 by .


The website for the Right to Food Coalition’s Putting Food on the Table conference is now live!

VISIT THE CONFERENCE WEBSITE NOW! http://righttofood.org.au/

Confirmed keynote speakers include Joel Berg (New York City Coalition for Hunger), Catherine Harding (The Good Foundation/Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food), Martin Laverty (Catholic Health Australia), Professor David Adams (University of Tasmania) and Aunty Beryl Van-Oploo (Yaama Dhiyaan Hospitality & Training Centre/Gardeners Lodge Café).

REGISTER NOW AT http://righttofood.org.au/register/

Early bird rates will be offered until 22 August 2014. Subsidised and scholarship conference tickets are available for eligible participants (see website for more details).


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Right to Food Coalition Conference 2014 – New webpage

Posted on 24. Apr, 2014 by .


The Sydney Food Fairness Alliance is proud to be supporting the Right to Food Coalition’s inaugural food security conference called Putting Food on the Table: Food Security is Everyone’s Business. View the ‘Right to Food Coalition Conference 2014′ webpage on the above tab for regular updates!

The Right to Food Coalition comprises representatives from a range of Sydney based organisations working to raise the profile of food insecurity. We believe everyone has the right to access fresh, nutritious, affordable and culturally appropriate food. Putting Food on the Table is our first collaboration and aims to stimulate discussion and action on this important issue.


About 5% – or over a million – Australians regularly can’t put adequate food on the table to feed their families. The numbers are even higher in some areas and amongst particular populations.  This hidden hunger may not be visible, but can have serious short and long term effects on health, education, employment and productivity.

We’ll be tackling this challenge at an important conference on food security, Putting Food on The Table.

Held from the 13 & 14 October 2014 at Casula Powerhouse, this two day event will bring together policy makers, academics, community development workers, and health promoters, exploring solutions at a range of levels:

Governance solutions: policy, planning and stakeholder collaboration

Population solutions: focused on target groups, such as refugees, Aboriginals and other marginalized communities

Community solutions: social enterprises, emergency food relief, action on food waste, community food access projects

Communications solutions: education, research, food literacy, outreach, labeling

More information about the Putting Food on the Table conference can be found at the Right to Food Coalition Conference website. Details about the website will be coming soon. Watch this space!

Please forward enquiries about the conference to info@righttofood.org.au

We hope to see you there!


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Putting food on the table is everyone’s business

Posted on 10. Mar, 2014 by .


The SFFA is pleased to announce that the dates of the 2014 food security conference have been confirmed. So, write it down in your diary: 13 and 14 October 2014.

At this stage, we cannot confirm the names of the key note speakers but will make them public as soon as engagements are firmed up.

It will be a big event with talks, tours, group discussions, and much more.

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FAO World Food Day 2013 – October 16

Posted on 25. Sep, 2013 by .


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 .


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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Local Government and Food Security: An Evidence Review

Posted on 17. Apr, 2013 by .


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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