On the 17th of June, Healthy Cities Illawarra hosted a free webinar with presenters Dr Amy Carrad and Berbel Franse on building a more sustainable, resilient and local food system.
“Our food system is under great pressure from climate change and natural disaster-related supply chain disruptions. Making matters worse, the impacts of the Ukraine-Russia war, are sending food prices to record levels that will push even more people into food insecurity.
These complex and systemic challenges require proactive and intersectoral action, but where do we start?”
Amy drew on the findings in recent research exploring the role of Australian local governments and civil society groups in creating healthy, sustainable, and equitable food systems. Berbel responded to this big question from her perspective as the Coordinator of community coalition, Food Fairness Illawarra, and driver behind the recently launched Wollongong Online Farmers Market.
The webinar is now available to watch, with a list of relevant resources below!
Visit Food Fairness Illawarra’s website to find out more about all of the wonderful initiatives happening in our local region:
🍃 Subscribe to the FFI newsletter;
🍃 Explore the practical Fair Food Field Guide;
🍃 Fill your calendar with Fair Food Events; and
🍃 Search the Fair Food Directory.
🍃 Invest in our local through the Wollongong Online Farmers’ Market
🍃 Get some great tips about how to write or speak to your local Councilors and MPs about issues that matter to you from this podcast: Foodies in the Field w/ Katherine Cullerton