Forth Environment Link (FEL) is carrying out research seeking sustainable and dignified solutions to food insecurity in Forth Valley. The research project aims to tackle food poverty, diet related ill-health and access to affordable healthy food by bringing people and organisations together to devise and develop long term actions that that improve the local food system.
The project is in partnership with:
- NHS Forth Valley
- local councils (Falkirk Council, Stirling Council, and Clackmannanshire Council)
- local Third Sector Interfaces (CVS Falkirk, Stirlingshire Voluntary Enterprise (SVE), and Clackmannanshire TSI (CTSI))
FEL hopes to develop a better understanding of the issues and challenges facing the local food system. They want to hear from organisations involved in food projects, as well as community groups, businesses and individuals with an interest in tackling food poverty and in making food systems fairer and more sustainable.
This research will help FEL and partners plan and work together on improving access to food in the region so that it is fair for all and as climate friendly as possible. They will also be looking at how to make the food system more resilient in times of crisis, after the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown food inequalities into sharp focus.
FEL will also be hosting 3 online sessions as part of the research to spark conversations around good food, aiming to bring together people and communities from across Forth Valley to better understand the challenges faced at the moment with the current food system. Sessions will take place:
- Falkirk Good Food Conversation on Wednesday 2nd June, 3pm – 5pm
- Stirling Good Food Conversation on Thursday 3rd June, 10am – 12pm
- Clackmannanshire Good Food Conversation on Thursday 10th June, 2pm – 4pm
To book your place at any of these online sessions, please click on the relevant linked event title above.
The outcomes of the research project will be presented online at the Forth Valley Food Summit on Wednesday 16th June, with the chance for communities and organisations from across Forth Valley to come together to discuss ways to improve the local food system.
To book your place at the Forth Valley Food Summit, please visit the Eventbrite page.
Alternatively, for further information on the research project, please contact Emily Harvey by email: firstname.lastname@example.org