Building a stronger movement for food sovereignty in the UK – Save the date!
Since our last energising national gathering in 2012, the food sovereignty movement in the UK has grown with hundreds of projects thriving across the UK. It is time to gather again, share the amazing progress we have made over the past few years and plan perspectives for the future.
This is a call out for you to save the date and join us for four days of discussions, organising, skill sharing and action planning. All aimed at strengthening the movement for a democratic, sustainable and fair food system in the UK and globally.
Please spread this information far and wide!
When: October 2nd – 5th 2015
Where: Central UK, exact location TBC
To express interest in coming and sign up for updates on the event.
Details of a suggested donation towards event costs and food will be released when we have a clearer idea of things.
This event is about planning the future of the movement for food sovereignty in the UK. We want to:
- Celebrate the strengths of the food sovereignty movement
- Build a community of friends and networks
- Encourage more people to get involved.
- Create representative, diverse and fair structures with which we can make decisions with as a movement
- Agree a set of targets and policies to focus on as a movement
Are you a food producer, organic farmer, allotment holder, anti-supermarket campaigner, rural food worker, food activist, health worker or food lover? Are you setting up a food co-operative, buying food from a local producer, volunteering in a community garden or teaching cooking skills? This gathering is attempting to bring together all parts of the food sovereignty movement. It would be great if you could spread the word around your networks.
Food sovereignty is a viable alternative food system that creates practical, sustainable and democratic solutions to the failed industrialised food model. The current system dispossesses small and medium scale food producers, both in the UK and overseas, and creates health and environmental crises while increasing the profits of big corporations. Yet in every continent, millions of producers and consumers are involved in trying to make their vision of a better food system a reality.
Another food system is possible. Let’s make it happen!
More details of where and other logistics coming soon.
See www.foodsovereigntynow.org.uk for details.