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Fair Food Week contributes to the 2016 International Year of Pulses by celebrating the accomplishments of Australian projects that support fair food, educating ourselves about innovative policy strategies that can support Fair Food, and creating new experiences for people with Fair Food.

Let’s put Food Sovereignty on the Australian table so farmers can keep farming… So that young people will feel encouraged to go into farming… And so that family farmers around the world know that we are acting for their sovereignty.

It’s time to shine the light on the new story of Fair Food flourishing across Australia.

Our themes

For Fair Food Week 2016 we have three themes for organising our events around.

Fair Food Week event organisers are asked to plan their event around at least one of the themes. The themes were chosen because they seem most relevant to the Fair Food situation in Australia at the present time.

Ecological and ethical growing

agroecologyAgroecological farming – agriculture practiced in partnership with nature – is widely recognised by international bodies, including the FAO, as better for people, animals, and the planet.

What novel agroecological farming methods and forms of natural resource management are being practised in your region? How are these combining to protect environments and respect human and animal health and welfare, all while providing food for local communities?

Eating habits

eatingThe right to healthy, affordable and culturally appropriate food that is produced with minimal impact on the environment is now globally recognised, but is not always respected or fulfilled.

What individuals and organisations in your local community or region are educating and encouraging people to rethink their eating habits for health and sustainability? How are they enabling people to exercise real food choices based on their cultures, traditions and histories?

Democratising access

accessThe modern supermarket provides the illusion of choice, when in reality power in the food processing and retail sectors are highly concentrated and price fixing is common.

What genuine alternatives to shopping outside the supermarket duopoly exist in your community, such as Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)? How are these initiatives supporting local businesses, livelihoods and economies?

Ideas for your event

So, why not organise a:

  •  community garden or farm tours
  • dinner 
  • forum
  • workshop
  •  speaker
  •  film night
  •  farmers’ fair
  •  food swap

or something else that’s really attention-grabbing.

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Poster templates for you to use

To help you get word out about your event, you can list it on the Fair Food Week website and make use of the print-and-web-ready posters and website graphics you will find on this website.

 Visit the resource page for details

Can you help us get the word out?

You will find website banner graphics and website graphic sidebar widgets you can use on your website to help us promote Fair Food Week.

There is also a general poster to promote Fair Food Week that you can print out and use in your region.

Visit the resource page for details

 
 
 
Image credits: Joel Orchard @ FutureFeeders, Victorian Farmers’ Market Association and CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 The Edible Garden Project