This October is the UK Food Sovereignty Month. October is the perfect time to celebrate the Food Sov movement because it’s the harvest period and on 16th October the whole globe celebrates World Food Day.
Here are some of the events organised:
The Great Seed Festival
The Great Seed Festival is a UK-wide celebration being held to recognise and celebrate the importance of seed. It will be held throughout October 2014 which is Food Sovereignty Month and also hosts World Food Day each year on the 16th.
Where is it happening?
The festival will take place around the country, with a host of collaborators putting on events nationwide at various times throughout the month.
London will host a hub of activity at the Garden Museum on the 11th and 12th of October with many different activities on offer.
You can find out more about what we’ve got planned and what’s going on near you by checking out the programme.
Find out more: www.greatseedfestival.co.uk/
Nourish Conference 2014 – Our Common Wealth of Food
Can we use a Common Wealth approach to food? There is enough food for everyone, but people go hungry in Scotland as well as in poorer Commonwealth countries. With increasing inequality, food poverty and diet-related diseases are escalating. Meanwhile, family farmers across the world are being squeezed off the land, and the food system is harming biodiversity and driving climate change, which in turn makes farming dangerously unpredictable.
At this year’s conference we’ll be sharing experiences and ideas with farmers and policymakers from India, Malawi and the Caribbean countries. What would it take for everyone to eat well without messing up the planet? And how should Scotland play its part?
The Conference will be in Glasgow, at the Royal Concert Hall from 9am – 5pm on October 16th & 17th.
The evening of October 16th – World Food Day – there will be an event at The Old Fruitmarket from 5.30pm – late. In the UN Year of Family Farming, we’ll have a panel discussion, chaired by Sheila Dillon, on the role of human-scale farming for global food security.
Find out more: www.nourishscotland.org/conference-2014-common-wealth-food/