One Planet Food Fife was a projected started by Falkland Centre for Stewardship and Carnegie UK Trust.
But it depends for its success on building a partnership across all sectors - producers, households, communities, the local authority and health board, retailers, caterers, researchers, agricultural advisors, business and the third sector.
There is no one solution to the problem. Instead, we will need many new 'food connections' in different parts of the food system.
Funding was secured from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation for a participatory research project to develop a credible shared account of the current food system in Fife and beyond and some proposals for change. The research report was published in November 2010.
Helpful documents from the Big Tent 2010 Summer School on food.
One Planet Food Fife Research (PowerPoint PPT 1.3MB)
Fife Diet (PowerPoint PPT 1MB)
Cream o' Galloway (PowerPoint PPT 5MB)
Food Sovereignty (PowerPoint PPT 7.5MB)
Community Investment (PowerPoint PPT 8.7MB)
Report and feedback on the Summer School by Andrew Guest
27th April 2010
How can Local Authorities help Communities Recover Sustainable Food Systems?
We were asked to give a contribution in this seminar as One Planet Food, and to make it more real and accessible for the Fife Council we focused on the challenges of the food system informed by data we have gathered for the Fife region. We also gave the council practical ideas and propose next steps of what it could be done in order to have a more sustainable food system, within the current climate of budget cuts. As a follow up of the seminar, you may like to check our blog post The Challenges of the Food System: What is the fuss with New Zealand apples?
Seminar Presentation (PowerPoint PPT 1.34MB)
Nourishing Communities Presentation (PowerPoint PPT 195KB)
26 - 27 February 2010
Nourish - the Scottish Sustainable Food Network
The purpose of this event was to gather people from across Scotland with a common interest in local sustainable food to discuss the purpose, structure and priorities of Nourish. We wanted to demonstrate the level of interest in this network and make setting up the network an open and inclusive process.
People came from urban and rural settings across Scotland, and from a range of (mostly small) organisations with a variety of aims. Some people and organisations were focused on community and/or therapeutic gardening : some were involved in local food issues as part of a wider resilience/transition agenda: some were small producers and/or distributors: some were involved in helping low income groups access good food
Report (PDF 924KB)
25th January 2010
Fife Food Policy Session
Fife, Scotland, organised by Fife Council
21st January 2010
Conference Programme (PDF 252KB)
Scotland's food system at a crossroads - David Atkinson (PowerPoint PPT 1.6MB)
Global food system: Choices and consequences- Patrick Mulvany (PowerPoint PPT 605KB)
Edinburgh, Scotland: Feeding Scotland Responsibly in a Changing World
24 - 25th October 2009You can find the report, video and presentations of this event here:
Building the Local Food Movement: Scotland's First Annual Local Food Gathering
Report (PDF 997KB)