For more than 30 years, the UK Food Group (UKFG) provided a unique platform for civil society organisations working on environmental, food and farming issues in the UK and in the global South to come together to articulate and promote more sustainable, just, equitable and localised food systems.
However, changes in the management and focus of the international NGOs who formed the key drivers, coupled with the shifting international food and agricultural policy context, led to the decision by the UKFG Management Group to take stock and plan for a future beyond the current UKFG, based on a mapping exercise and transition workshop. This was held in November 2018, with the aim to discuss options for possible future networks/ collaboration as the UKFG wound down. The Final report of the process is available here.
At the conclusion of the workshop, the UK Food Group ceased to operate as an active network, with members moving on to continue their activities through other fora and networks.