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Northern Rivers Urban Agriculture and Sustainable Food Futures Roundtable

Ballina Surf Club, Lighthouse Beach Parade, East Ballina, NSW 2478
$15 - $65
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Following on from the November 2nd Living Lab Northern Rivers, Plan C and UTS “Adaptable and resilient food futures in the Northern Rivers” forum, we are seeking registrations of interest from government, community and not for profits in a “Northern Rivers urban agriculture and food futures Roundtable”

This half day event will bring together key stakeholders in a participatory and capacity building roundtable as part of Sustain: The Australian Food Network's third national Urban Agriculture Month.

Co-hosted by Northern NSW Local Health District, NSW DPI (tbc), Sustain: the Australian Food Network and the UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures, we will explore:

● What constitutes the current Northern Rivers food and farming system?

● What are the key challenges to the Northern Rivers food and farming system from health to climate adaptation, food security and reconstruction?

● What roles do key stakeholders play in addressing these challenges?

● What does participatory food system governance look like for the Northern Rivers region?

We will hear from speakers or a panel on the current food system including:

● Tamara Prentice, Manager Agricultural Land Use Planning, NSW Department of Primary Industries

● Other speakers TBC (indigenous food, community food sector, regenerative agriculture)

Our Roundtable facilitators will step participants through approaches to food system mapping and food governance models:

● Dr Nick Rose Executive Director, Sustain: the Australian Food Network

● Fiona Berry, Research Principal UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures

● Sheriden Keegan, PhD Scholar Food Systems Governance, Griffith University

The Roundtable will catalyse collaboration amongst peers in the region and produce practical next steps to lay the foundations for long-term food system planning and strategy for the Northern Rivers.

Lunch will be included as part of registration

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Phone: 0414497819