Democratising Food Systems

October 19, 2015

October 19, 2015

9:00 am To 5:30 pm

555 La Trobe Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

From $40 (low-waged) - $250 (institution / business)

0414 497 819

Event Description

Sustain will be launched at this unique one-day workshop, jointly hosted by the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance and William Angliss Institute. 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. For more details see Registrations are essential and places are limited.

This event is generously supported by William Angliss Institute and the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network, as well as the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation.


Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance & Sustain: The Australian Food Network

555 La Trobe Street, Melbourne

0414 497 819

Short description—organiser

Sustain is the meta-network of the many multi-stakeholder food networks and alliances that are emerging around the country. Sustain will work with institutional actors and others to drive forward a policy, program and research agenda in support of the transition to healthy, fair and sustainable food systems that work for all Australians. 

Fair Food Week theme

Theme 1: Regenerative farming,Theme 2: Community gardens,Theme 3: Healthy soil,Theme 4: Permaculture

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