Oxford Real Farming Conference 2012: Policy opportunities for agroecology

A strategy session to discuss policy opportunities to promote ecological and equitable models of sustainable food production and consumption was held during the 2012 Oxford Real Farming Conference, January 2012. Presentations Patrick Mulvany (UKFG) Opportunities to promote ‘Ecological Food Provision’ in the framework of food sovereignty presentation (pdf, 130kb) audio (mp3, 1.2mb, 8 mins) Julia Read more about Oxford Real Farming Conference 2012: Policy opportunities for agroecology[…]

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The Food Producers: how can they continue feeding the world?

The UK Food Group’s 2011 autumn conference, The Food Producers, looked at the real questions of how small-scale production can respond to the challenges of providing food in ways that eradicate hunger, improve equity and restore the environment. It was held in the run up to World Food Day, on 27 September 2011 at Friends Read more about The Food Producers: how can they continue feeding the world?[…]

Rewriting the rules … to secure our future food

The conference, Rewriting the Rules…to secure our future food, identified and proposed changes to some selected national and international rules and regulations that need to be “rewritten” if we are to secure future food supplies in ways that are socially and environmentally sustainable. Organised in the run up to World Food Day 2009, the event was Read more about Rewriting the rules … to secure our future food[…]

Soya, Amazon destruction and climate change – a perspective from Brazil

Co-hosted with Friends of the Earth and Sustain The UKFG meeting on Soya, Amazon destruction and climate change – a perspective from Brazil, attended by more than 50 people, was the chance to hear the dynamic Father Edilberto Sena, both a Roman Catholic priest – influenced by Liberation Theology – and a campaigner who is seeking to Read more about Soya, Amazon destruction and climate change – a perspective from Brazil[…]

Agriculture at a crossroads: implementing the findings of IAASTD

“Business as usual is not an option…continuing to focus on production alone will undermine our agricultural capital and leave us with an increasingly degraded and divided planet.“ Bob Watson (IAASTD Director and DEFRA Chief Scientist), March 2008 The UKFG meeting on 30 October 2008 “Agriculture at a Crossroads: Implementing the findings of the international agriculture assessment Read more about Agriculture at a crossroads: implementing the findings of IAASTD[…]