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Working together for Co-operative and Just Food Systems event held at Senedd

28 January 2020

Image of discussion at Senedd

A report written by Sustainable Places Research Institute researchers Dr. Poppy Nicol and Alice Taherzadeh, commissioned by the Wales Co-operative Party, has been discussed at a roundtable event at the Senedd.

The event, held on 14 January 2020, saw 30 stakeholders come together to discuss the question of how to achieve sustainable and just food systems in Wales.

During a morning of discussion, AMs, and stakeholders considered the barriers to scaling-out sustainable and just food systems in Wales and the policy changes needed.

Stakeholders included representatives from organisations working on food sector including the CSA Wales Network, Food Manifesto Wales, Food Sense Wales, Land Workers Alliance Cymru, Open Food Network, RSPB Cymru, Social Farms and Gardens Wales, Sustain, Trussell Trust, WWF Cymru as well as a number of growers and researchers.

The roundtable presents the potential to launch a sustainable and just food network to continue this collaboration. The Sustainable Places Research Institute is now discussing the next steps to open the discussion further and collaborate to work towards meaningful outcomes based on the report findings.

The full report can be downloaded from the Cardiff University website.

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