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This article is an offshoot from Food activism and is for global or international resources in that context.

Citizens data initiative[edit | edit source]

Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition is an initiative that seeks to "support global efforts to make agricultural and nutritionally relevant data available, accessible, and usable for unrestricted use worldwide. The initiative focuses on building high-level policy as well as public and private institutional support for open data.

The initiative was launched in 2013, one year after the G8 summit in 2012 where G-8 leaders "committed to the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition as the next phase of a shared commitment to achieving global food security."

According to the Open Data Institute, farmers and other stakeholders on the agriculture supply chain can make more informed decisions resulting in improved yields and efficiency – from farm to fork, when they have free access to useful information on agriculture and nutrition. W / Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition

Other data:

The number of chronically hungry people is expected to top 1 billion in 2009, up from 850 million in 2007. [1]

Why it’s green to be vegetarian: Farmed animals produce more greenhouse gas emissions (18%) than the world’s entire transport system (13.5%). [2]

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Maps[edit | edit source]

falling fruit – Map the urban harvest!

Food: An Atlas Download Food: An Atlas as an 84.5 MB PDF licensed under Creative Commons. Use and reuse the maps to inspire others with cartography. From Guerrilla Cartography.

Food insecurity and climate change metoffice.gov.uk

Mundraub Map

Seed Map Project

SHARECITY100, database of more than 4000 food sharing enterprises across 100 cities around the world, including Asia, Africa, Australia, North and South America, and Europe. The first major output of SHARECITY, a five-year research project at Trinity College Dublin, SHARECITY100 was created to assess the practice and sustainability potential of information and communications technology (ICT)-enabled food sharing within cities.

Networks[edit | edit source]

  • Soil Care Network, global community of scholars, researchers, growers, and civil society members from a wide range of backgrounds, all animated by the love of, fascination with, and dedication to soils. We believe that soils are key to addressing current challenges to human and ecological flourishing. And we believe that improving the state of soils and ensuring an abundant future for all life requires action across academic disciplines. added Philralph (talk) 17:27, 16 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Open Food Network, global network of people and organisations working together to build a new food system. "Together, we develop open and shared resources, knowledge and software to support a better food system."
  • Food Swap Network

More video:

Pam Warhurst from Incredible Edible Todmorden, 12/5/2011, on vimeo

  • Incredible Edible network. The Incredible Edible project is an urban gardening project which was started in 2008 by Pamela Warhurst, Mary Clear and a group of like minded people in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, England, UK. The project aims to bring people together through actions around local food, helping to change behaviour towards the environment and to build a kinder and more resilient world. In some cases, it also envisions to have the groups become self-sufficient in food production, hence having all food being produced locally.
Since its conception, the Incredible Edible ethos has been taken up by communities all over the world and there are now 120 Incredible Edible official groups in the UK and more than 700 worldwide. In 2008 to help sustain existing groups and continue to inspire new ones in the UK, the Incredible Edible Network was launched with Pam Warhurst as its chair and Tanya Wall, as its operational lead.
In the UK, these groups' collective success has begun to directly influence decision-makers both on a national and local level. In response, the network has evolved from a resource for members into a fully fledged movement, simply known as Incredible Edible. W

10 Steps Toward an Incredible Edible Town, Dec 3, 2013

Other links[edit | edit source]

  • BFR Package Deal, a DIY kit for starting a bike-powered food rescue project.
  • Creating a Community Polypod, Permaculture Magazine
  • farmlandgrab.org
  • Farm Hack / Farm Hack, an open source community for resilient agriculture
  • Food Systems Academy, an open education resource to transform our food systems
  • FoodTank.com, American non-profit organization focused on food sustainability and solutions to hunger, obesity and poverty. W
  • Global Seed Network, free peer-to-peer seed sharing tool
  • Growstuff, community of food gardeners. "We're building an open source platform to help you learn about growing food, track what you plant and harvest, and swap seeds and produce with other gardeners near you."
  • Meat Atlas, Facts and figures about the animals we eat
  • OpenFarm
  • Open Source Seed Initiative, dedicated to maintaining fair and open access to plant genetic resources worldwide.
  • PerfectPotluck.com, free tool for coordinating meals for groups
  • Ripe Near Me, local food, home grown vegies, neighborhood fruit
  • WeFarm is a unique peer-to-peer knowledge sharing platform for smallholder farmers. WeFarm users can ask and answer farming questions and share farming tips, via SMS or online, enabling farmers in rural areas without internet access to share information without having to leave their farm. WeFarm is built around the principle that rural farming communities in developing countries have generations worth of knowledge to share, but lack the tools to do so. It is therefore one of the few SMS and farming informations service based around peer-to-peer, crowdsourcing of knowledge. Users ask a wide range of questions regarding farming techniques and share information around business ideas, or how to improve livelihoods. W

Policies[edit | edit source]

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A comprehensive proposal for a more just and sustainable food system in England [3]

A ground-breaking manifesto outlining a people’s vision of food and farming in England that is supported by over 80 food and farming organisations. The report draws on 18 months of extensive, nation-wide consultations with grassroots organisations, NGOs, trade unions, community projects, small businesses and individuals. It has resulted in a set of policy proposals and a vision for change that is rooted in the lived experiences and needs of people most affected by the failures in the current food system.

A People’s Food Policy is an extensive report, extending to 100 pages across 9 thematic chapters covering governance, food production, health, land, labour, environment, knowledge and skills, trade and finance - each with an in depth analysis and policy proposals for transforming the food system in England. June, 2017

Quotes[edit | edit source]

"Eaters must understand that eating takes place inescapably in the world, that it is inescapably an agricultural act, and that how we eat determines, to a considerable extent, how the world is used." Wendell Berry [4]

Video[edit | edit source]

More video:

GIY Together we Grow on youtube

Farmin' in the HOOD on youtube

What's wrong with our food system, Birke Baehr on youtube

Queen of The Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? (Trailer), 2011, on youtube

See also[edit | edit source]

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