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Feeding Regions: Turning Plans into Action

Together with Oldham Council, we’re hosting a one-day conference on sustainable food chains.

Part of the FoodChains 4 EU project, the event will feature partners from across Europe.

We’ll consider challenges for regional policy making that supports more sustainable food. And, highlight the work of the project over the last three years, including recent developments such as becoming signatories to the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact.

During the day, we’ll focus on three issues:

  1. Getting Food Growing: Developing large-scale projects to transform urban growing.

  2. Making the Business Case: Supporting food businesses to adopt more sustainable practices.

  3. Working Together: Collaborative strategies to make food better in our city-regions.

Speakers include:

  • Carolyn Steel, leading thinker on food and cities, author of Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives and the forthcoming book Sitopia: How Food Can Save the World.

  • Professor Kevin Morgan, Professor of Governance and Development at Cardiff University and globally renowned expert on urban food, public procurement and regional innovation systems.

  • Yota Nicolarea, Food Policy Officer for the MUFPP Secretariat in Milan, who will outline inspiring action taking place in other global cities and how the MUFPP framework can support action in Greater Manchester.

Parallel workshops exploring how city-regions can progress action will be held on the following themes:

  • Working Together: building regional partnerships to make food better;

  • Getting Food Growing: developing large scale projects to raise the profile of urban growing;

  • Making the Business Case: promoting the role of enterprise to support more sustainable city-regions;

  • Turning plans into action: effective processes to translate ideas into impact.

The sessions will be independently facilitated, with inputs from experts including partners from the Food Chains 4EU project.


Register here

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:30 am - 10:30 am
People's History Museum (Engine Hall)
New Court Street
M3 3ER
United Kingdom
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