Hunger, Justice & Food Policy: Towards A Local Action Plan
Hunger and food insecurity affect increasing numbers of people in Brisbane and South East Queensland (SEQ). Food relief agency FoodBank reports that 18 per cent of the Australian population have ,at some stage in the last 12 months, run out of food and been unable to buy more. In Queensland, over half of charitable organisations have reported an increase in the number of people seeking food relief, with a 37 per cent shortfall in food to meet this need (FoodBank, 2018).
Strengthening local food systems to overcome hunger and promote food justice - where food is produced and consumed in ways that are sustainable and fair for both people and the environment - is complex and requires an integrated approach. Therefore, identifying how multiple stakeholders can work together to transform local food systems towards sustainability and justice is greatly needed. This is also crucial for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, as well as local and regional development plans.
There is substantial expertise in sustainable food system change in our region, with numerous stakeholders who work on providing fair, resilient and locally-appropriate solutions to address food insecurity. This requires us to identify common goals and challenges, fill knowledge gaps, strengthen networks and improve engagement around food system transformation.
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141 Brookes St, Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
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