Food in Communities Conference 2022
Friday, July 1st 2022
Venue: Yr Egin, Carmarthen
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm (Refreshments and registration from 9am)
Food Sense Wales is hosting a Food in Communities Conference – an opportunity to discuss place-based approaches; community resilience and food leadership.
This engaging one-day conference will bring together food leaders from across Wales to connect with each other, to share experiences, and inspire change. The conference will include key note addresses, panel discussions and workshops to share best practice and inspire future collaboration, highlighting new opportunities for food leaders and partnerships across Wales.
Conference Overview (subject to change)
Panel Discussion: A framework for change: Can placed based approaches help build food system resilience?
Join this discussion with local food leaders as we highlight the benefits of taking a place-based approach to building resilient food systems across the nation. We’ll explore the current challenges of rural food systems and draw on best practice from established urban food partnership models.
Panel Discussion: Transforming food systems through community action and leadership
Our expert panellists will share best practice from projects across Wales taking a practical approach to influencing Wales’ Community Food Strategy, including the Horticulture Small Grants Pilot, My Food Community, TGrains, and Nutrition Skills for Life. We will discuss how to co-design and deliver local food action plans by investing resources at a community level, how to transform relationships within regional food systems, how to work with communities to develop a place-based approach to food aid, and explore how these actions can directly influence policy change.
Workshop: Institutional support and opportunities: future funding and resources for food partnerships in Wales
This workshop will deliver short sessions highlighting funding opportunities and schemes that will contribute towards the delivery of the place- based approach to food systems in Wales. Sessions will include Sustainable Food Places grants, UK Shared Prosperity Fund, new horticulture and agriculture support schemes and more.
In addition to panels and workshops the conference will showcase important work from the following:
- Cynnal Cymru – The Living Wage
- Sustainable Food Places in Wales
- Community Food Retail Network – Food Cardiff
- Inspiring and engaging children
- Wales & Global Responsibility – Size of Wales