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This article is an introductory article focusing on networks and events. A separate spin-off article covers Food activism UK resources

Events[edit | edit source]

Networks[edit | edit source]

The Landworkers' Alliance are a UK-based union of farmers, growers, foresters and land-based workers founded in 2015 who work together to campaign for better food and land-use systems.

They also work internationally on topics such as food sovereignty through membership of Via Campesina, the International Peasant’s Movement, which represents over 200 million peasants, farmers and land-based workers through 182 member organisations.

They launched a manifesto for tacking rural inequality at the Oxford Real Farming Conference in 2016, and are twinned to US based Farm Hack to bring their model of supporting new farmers to the UK.

National Conversation about Food[edit | edit source]

Food Matters - Voices from the National Conversation About Food
Authors: Food, Farming and Countryside Commission, Aug 2, 2023
The UK's biggest ever conversation about food
Authors: Food, Farming and Countryside Commission, Jun 19, 2023

Campaigns[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

local information can be found, or shared, via our many UK location pages

External links[edit | edit source]

  • Refugee Community Kitchen, serves hot, nourishing meals to displaced people in the UK and France, added 16:22, 13 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Veg School Meals UK, Towards a self-sufficient school for every child, added 10:28, 10 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Food bank W, Food waste in the United Kingdom W
  • Food Citizenship, added 19:11, 17 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Cooperation Town, new (Jan 2020) project set to establish a series of food co-ops on housing estates and community centres across Britain.
  • Abundance Network, a group of volunteers passing on information and support between some of the fruit harvesting groups across the UK
  • The Climate-Friendly Gardener
  • FareShare, fighting hunger, tackling food waste.
FareShare is an award-winning charity aimed at relieving food poverty and reducing food waste in the UK. It does this by rescuing good quality surplus food that would otherwise have gone to waste and sending it to over 700 charity and community projects across the United Kingdom.
FareShare only redistributes food inside its best before and use by date; in 2012 they rescued 3,600 tonnes of food which would have otherwise gone to landfill. FareShare works with all sectors of the supply chain; producers, manufacturers and retailers. All of the major UK food retailers have encouraged their suppliers to work with FareShare to minimise food waste. FareShare has also run two successful food drives with both Sainsbury's and Tesco.
FareShare contributed towards more than 8.6 million meals in 2012, which equates to feeding 36,500 people a day. This food is delivered to a broad range of grass root organizations all across the UK including homeless shelters, day centres, women's refuge centres and children's breakfast clubs. W
  • The Food Assembly's Blog, The Food Assembly on Social Tech Guide
  • Food For All, "...registered charity based in London (also in other parts of the UK), which distributes over 1,000, spiritually enriched nutritionally balanced vegetarian meals, to different groups of people, including the homeless, disadvantaged, financially challenged and the 'needy' on a daily basis, for free!"
  • Gleaning Network UK
  • Helping Britain Blossom, information about community orchards
  • Pesticide Action Network UK
  • Reclaim the Fields
  • Soil Association, charity based in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1946, it has over 27,000 members today. Its activities include campaign work on issues including opposition to intensive farming, support for local purchasing and public education on nutrition; as well the certification of organic food. It developed the world's first organic certification system in 1967 – standards which have since widened to encompass agriculture, aquaculture, ethical trade, food processing, forestry, health & beauty, horticulture and textiles. Today it certifies over 80% of organic produce in the UK. W
  • Sustain, the alliance for better food and farming
  • The Orchard Project, added 16:42, 24 May 2021 (UTC)

Food growing

Food insecurity

  • Food Foundation, charity working to influence food policy and business practice, shaping a sustainable food system which makes healthy diets affordable and accessible for all. "We work in partnership with researchers, campaigners, community bodies, industry, investors, government, and citizens to galvanize the UK's diverse agents of change, using surprising and inventive ideas to drive fundamental shifts in our food system. These efforts are based on the continual re-evaluation of opportunities for action, building and synthesizing strong evidence, convening powerful coalitions, harnessing citizens' voices, and delivering impactful communications."[1]

Local food


  1. Jan 14, 2021

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A People’s Food Policy: interest in offering "help to ignite"[edit source]

copy of email to


I recently came across your website, having seen the earlier press release (but somehow not noticed the website)

I was very interested to see

and particularly the desire to crowd source ideas, build alliances and interest in creating a "wiki website"

I'm interested in creating some wiki pages out of the (policy) document within an existing (creative commons) wiki, or at the very least giving you a bit more information so's you can decide whether you'd might be interested to collaborate on something like this. (I'll try and be brief to start with, but happy to chat more if you might be interested.)

Community action for sustainability is a wiki I founded in 2004. Hosting arrangements varied later: briefly within Wiser

before merging into Appropedia (where it is now)

The scope of CASwiki is global and many of the pages are about specific locations, countries, cities and some smaller communities. UK pages have their own portal

There are also a variety of topic pages for example including Food activism

Some topic pages have also been developed for specific locations eg Food UK, Food London

(There are also a variety of pages within the wider (Appropedia) wiki eg see )

I'm posting a copy of this email on

and leaving a note on the Appropedia main discussion page:

Very much look forward to hearing back from you

Kind regards, Phil Green

Philralph (talk) 09:05, 10 January 2018 (PST)

A People’s Food Policy

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