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Imagining the future of food systems within the Cardiff City Region

29 October 2020

Field to Fforc

Online event to discuss the future of Food Systems within the Cardiff City Region.

On Saturday, November 7th, people living and working within the Cardiff City Region will have the opportunity to contribute to a discussion around the futures of food systems by taking part in the ‘Field to Fforc’ online event.

In partnership with Food Cardiff, the event will be facilitated by researchers at the Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff University and is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences 2020.

This online event builds upon a number of online People’s Assemblies on food and farming carried across out Wales since the start of the lockdown. Responding to calls for public participation, it also aims to create space for public dialogue. People from the Cardiff city region – which includes ten local authorities: Blaenau Gwent; Bridgend; Caerphilly; Cardiff; Merthyr Tydfil; Monmouthshire; Newport; Rhondda Cynon Taff; Torfaen; and Vale of Glamorgan. Findings of the event will inform the Food Cardiff Food Strategy and other local food policy.

“This is a great opportunity to bring together people from across the Cardiff City Region who are interested in the future of food systems,” says Pearl Costello, Food Cardiff’s Sustainable Food City Co-ordinator.

“Through events such as ‘Field to Fforc’ we now have the chance to consider our long term goals and ensure good food is embedded across the city region.”

Local food producers will also be taking part in the event, looking at the changes that need to happen to help develop a future food system that works for the Cardiff City Region.

If you’d like to join the discussion and help to shape the future of Cardiff City Region’s food systems, book your space on the ‘Field to Fforc’ event.

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