Monday, September 21, 2015

Democratising Food Systems Workshop - October 19th (William Angliss Institute - Melbourne)

Victoria’s food system is changing. 

In October 2015 be part of the transformation at Democratising The Food System. A workshop for food system stakeholders and the intrigued of Victoria, presented by the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance and William Angliss Institute.

Workshop Highlights Include:
  • Food insecurity and hunger in contemporary Melbourne.
  • Scenario workshop for healthy and sustainable food systems design.
  • Wicked problems workshop – intractable food systems challenges.
  • Roles and challenges of governance in building a fair food system.
  • Showcasing new food systems research: Food Hubs, nature strips, and local branding.
  • Food Policy council role play.
  • Exploring a potential for a Chefs’ Collaborative over a networking dinner. (optional)
To become an agent of change, register here.
$40 students/low-waged   |   $75 Individuals/producers/chefs
$140 community-based organisations   |   $250 Institutions/Businesses

This will be a participatory, engaging event, providing opportunities for participants to discuss some of the food system's most 'wicked problems', such as how do we ensure decent returns for producers, yet make good food available and affordable in dignified ways to people in difficult life circumstances? How do we deal with the apparent fact that our cheap food system is based on exploitation of vulnerable workers, including many short-term migrants? 

This event will also showcase new and innovative research projects, including 
Foodprint Melbourne (, 
the Bendigo Food Hub Feasibility Study, and the experience of south-east Food Hub. Facilitators will include AFSA President and free range pig farmer Tammi Jonas; author, researcher and Sustain Executive Director, Dr Nick Rose; Director of the UWS Institute of Culture and Society, Professor Paul James, and William Angliss Lecturer in Gastronomy, Kelly Donati. 

Sustain will be launched at this unique one-day workshop

Registrations are essential and places are limited.

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