This week the Aotearoa Food Policy Network was born!
While we have been working on plans for a food policy council in Northland, there has been activity happening around the country. People and Groups in Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, the Bay of Plenty and Auckland have, or are forming groups focussing on food policy.
The Northland Food Policy Network has its inaugural meeting at The Orchard, 85 Cameron Street, Whangarei.
The national network will initially work together through a Loomio site. It is in the very early stages of development, so nothing is finalised yet, including the name. Collectively, we will have more impact to support advocacy to influence changes to food policy and accelerate the shift to sustainable food systems.
Am looking forward to it.