A Place at the Table: Democratic Food Governance and Grassroots

Chair: Corinna Hawkes (Food Research Collaboration) Speakers: Dee Woods (Community Food Growers Network and Granville Community Kitchen), Dee Butterly (The People’s Food Policy), Elli Kontorravdis (Nourish Scotland), Olivier De Schutter, Co-chair of of International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES).

How do we realise a food system where everybody has access to enough nutritious, healthy, good quality, sustainably produced, culturally appropriate, safe and fresh food to eat? The speakers will discuss work being done at local, national and international levels to develop food policies based on the Right to Food, Food Sovereignty and Agroecology. The session will explore the essential role of civil society and grassroots organisations in developing food policies and participating in democratic food governance processes.