Our food system is failing to support a healthy, well-nourished population, while driving dangerous climate change and destroying natural capital.
The Common Agricultural Policy is a colossal public policy intervention, using 39% of the EU budget and shaping the farming policies of Member States. It could drive improvements in public health, rural economies, and sustainable food and farming; but it doesn’t. And it won’t until our food system is governed democratically for the common good.
Nourish Scotland, in cooperation with ARC 2020, is organizing this event to gather citizens, farmers, civil society, and representatives from regions and cities to rethink the governance of food and farming policies in Europe and Scotland. To borrow a phrase from the current debate on land reform in Scotland, what would ‘people –centred food governance’ look like?
Thursday 22 October
Identifying the issues the CAP must address and potential solutions
Who should participate in shaping food policy?
Friday 23 october
How can structures, processes and capacities for advocacy be strengthened?