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  • News Floods fuelled 19% drop in income from farming in England in 2023, (Jul 12, 2024)
  • News Home-grown: A roadmap to resilient fruit and vegetable production in England. A collaboration, 360 report published by The Soil Association, Sustain and The Wildlife Trusts, (Jul 03, 2024) — the report outlines seven steps to restore resilience to the horticulture sector
  • News Food Conversation inviting local communities to host their own event and join unique UK-wide conversation about food, (Jun 19, 2024) — Hundreds of people have taken part in The Food Conversation over the past year with more conversations to come in London, Cornwall, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

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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

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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.

Community food security[edit | edit source]

No resilience, no food security?
Authors: Food, Farming and Countryside Commission
Date: 2024-05-13

Food banks[edit | edit source]

The Bread and Butter Thing - What we do.
Authors: The Bread and Butter Thing
Date: 2020-07-26

Allotments in the UK[edit | edit source]

The Truth About Britain’s Allotment Waiting List
Authors: Greenpeace UK, Oct 25, 2023

National Conversation about Food[edit | edit source]

What do people really think about food?
Authors: Food, Farming and Countryside Commission, Sep 12, 2023
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]

Supermarkets act now: Get Fair About Farming.
Authors: Riverford Organic Farmers, Sep 19, 2023

See also[edit | edit source]

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

External links

  • 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]

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Authors Phil Green
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Created January 19, 2015 by Phil Green
Modified May 14, 2024 by Phil Green
  1. Jan 14, 2021
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