The first Wales Real Food and Farming Conference (WRFFC) is to be held on the 11 and 12 November 2019 at Aberystwyth University will address the economic and health impacts of stronger rural and urban food and farming communities in the face of political uncertainty.
The conference also aims to look in detail at how a closer network of food producers and community groups can work together to better address public health and environmental concerns.
WRFFC will host speakers from food and farm businesses and directors of civil and private institutions, including the Welsh Government, RSA Food, Farming & Countryside Commission and the Sustainable Food Trust.
Dr Sarah Watson-Jones, co-organiser of WRFFC and lecturer at BioInnovation Wales, said: “We need to consider food production in the context of the whole food supply system and this event is an opportunity for all the players, whether producers, processors, distributors, retailers or consumers, to develop strong networks and change our approach together.”
Polly Davies, Organic Farmers & Growers (OF&G) licensed organic farmer at Slade Farm, will speak at the conference about the current state of UK food markets. “Really good food markets are building across Britain. We’re busier than ever, now is a great time to be farming with nature and growing great food."