Horticulture Strategy Forum (Invitation Only)
The Soil Association, Landworkers’ Alliance and the Food Foundation are hosting a meeting to explore how organisations representing organic and agroecological, small and medium scale growers can work together to get a better deal for ecological/organic and small scale horticulture at this time of opportunity.
For too long horticulture has been the poor relation of agriculture, when it comes to government support through the Common Agricultural Policy. With Brexit and the upcoming Agricultural Bill (Command Paper) we have an opportunity to work proactively to argue for better support for a sector that could deliver
multiple environmental, health, social and economic benefits.
Furthermore, Peas Please, the Food Foundation, Nourish Scotland, WWF-UK and Food Cardiff’s initiative to get us all eating more fruit and vegetables, is launching a “Veg Cities” campaign with Sustainable Food Cities in June. Local Authorities in Veg Towns and Cities will undertake a number of measures to make
fruit and vegetables more accessible, affordable and attractive to local residents. This presents opportunities for existing and new entrant growers to develop markets to increase local, sustainable provision of fruit and vegetables in association with educational and employment opportunities.
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