AIM: To bring together those who have land to share with those who need land for cultivating food, in order to help address growing concerns around food security, carbon emissions from industrial farming and food miles.
AIM: To work with local authorities, housing associations and other landowners to make under-used land available to growers and communities for the creation of 2012 new community food growing spaces across London by the end of 2012.
AIM: To build a fair, ecological and cooperative food system, providing a source of sustainable livelihoods and business viability for small local organic producers in response to a decline in rural farm employment and competition from international markets.
In this evening lecture, Professor Peter Lillford CBE (York University) will discuss issues influencing “Food Security”, with special reference to the technologies necessary to ameliorate potential food crises. He will discuss the issues around a sustainable food supply: alternatives to the current food systems are not wholly compatible with our existing supply chains, and it seems likely that new market forces and manufacturing systems will be as important as our primary agricultural supply.
The Conference took place on Thursday 9th December 2010 at the Wellcome Collection Conference Centre, London.
The aim of the conference was to explore the implications of recent changes within government for the development and delivery of sustainable development, and what this means for the research community’s activities and priorities.