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Nottinghshire Farmstart Study – May-Sept 23

Nottinghamshire Farmstart feasibility studyMay – September 2023 This pioneering work (commissioned by Nottinghamshire County Council) has now reached the end of phase 1 with the submission of the Urban Agricultrue Consortium’s feasibility study. For now, the exciting thing to report is that this work has generated a lot of interest and momentum, and various offers of land, […]

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UAC News – September 2022

PING #5 – Policy Influencers Network Group. Session no.5. Wednesday 21st September – 14.00-16.30 Food Hubs – essential infrastructure for the new food economy. This September we are collaborating with the Open Food Network to spread the word about the transformative potential of food hubs to our ever widening policy influencers network.  Nick Weir and

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UAC News May 2022

WING # 2 – Weds 8th June, 14.00 – 16.00 Our second annual Wider Interest Network Group (WING) is coming up on 8 June (14.00). The WING is a chance to find out more about the background to the Urban Agriculture Consortium, to hear about our Year 2 evaluation, and to change the pace of

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UAC Feb 2022 – news

Progress and forthcoming eventsMany thanks to everyone who helped us develop the Urban Agriculture Consortium’s ever evolving networks in 2021. We look forward to more collaboration and progress in 2022. Is 2022 the year for an urban agroecology breakthrough? Quite possibly. There is growing awareness of the immediacy of the climate, biodiversity and health emergencies. This is

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Now is the time for WECA to take on the future of food in the region. The West of England mayoral elections, and the appointment of Dan Norris (Lab) as the first elected mayor for the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) overtly committed to biodiversity and local food, heralds a new era of opportunity

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The intimate relationship between our food and our climate

‘The Glasgow Declaration pledges to accelerate the development of integrated food policies as a key tool in the fight against climate change, commits local authorities to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from urban and regional food systems in accordance with the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals, and calls on national governments and international institutions

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