Our last newsletter, in March, explained that we were in the process of applying for renewed funding. Then the pandemic struck, with all its disruptive impacts. Not long ago, we were delighted to learn that the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation had granted us funding for another two years. This means we can continue to use our collaborative processes and network to:
• Monitor and analyse Covid19-related food policy
• Mitigate the food policy risks associated with Brexit
• Help to protect the interests of the sustainable food sector through this time of substantial change.
Our mission is to substantiate and communicate the case that having diverse, locally adapted food production and distribution networks strengthens the environmental, social and economic sustainability of the food system. It builds resilience in the face of food system turbulence – whether caused by pandemics, political upheaval or climate change. This is what we are working on, and we will share more about our plans in the next newsletter – please get in touch if you’d like to work with us or have specific suggestions for topics that need attention.