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Short Friday film screening with Q&A- Nowt but a fleeting thing

October 5th 2020

a picture of a sheepJoin us during Challenge Poverty Week to learn more about how we can develop a more sustainable and affordable food system.

No one should be going hungry in 21st century Wales, but with 700,000 people trapped in poverty, food insecurity is a daily challenge for thousands. It is not just consumers who struggle with the cost of food. The current food production system locks many of our farmers in poverty themselves, despite them producing a product that we all rely on.

Join our short film screening of Nowt but a fleeting thing to learn more about the challenges faced by our farmers and to listen to our panel discussion to learn more about some solutions.

Date: 16 October 2020

Time: 3 p.m.

Speakers

Katie Palmer, Food Sense Wales

Katie founded Food Sense Wales in 2018, (part of the Cardiff and Vale Health charity). Food Sense Wales aims to influence how food is produced and consumed in Wales, to ensure sustainable food and farming is at the heart of a just, connected and prosperous food system.

Graeme Wilson, Farmer

Graeme is an organic farmer and grower from South Wales. He runs an 800 acre mixed farm with his wife Pollyanna, together they advocate for a sustainable place based farming system that delivers for the environment, the community and the farmer.

Susan Lloyd Selby, Trussell Trust

Susan is the Wales Operations Manager for the Trussell Trust. The Trussell Trust supports a nationwide network of food banks, providing emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, as well as campaigning for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.

What is it about?

Nowt but a fleeting thing, is a moving short film that follows a young farmer’s connection to the land, his animals and a changing world in the north of England. Battling against unsustainable farming methods and an unenthusiastic market, Adam Crowe continues to work on two neighbouring farms while fighting to launch his own business and breed a flock of sheep.

Join us and our expert panel on World Food Day to explore the challenges the current food system present and to consider how we can develop a system that works for all.

Why should you participate?

With Covid 19 having highlighted the inequality within our society, and with climate change and nature loss being an ever more pressing issue, finding a sustainable way to produce affordable quality food has never been more important. Join us to learn more about the challenges and opportunities that are ahead of us.

How to get involved?

Attendance is free but you must register in advance by clicking the button below.  We welcome questions in advance as well as questions during the webinar, although we do not promise to be able to include every one.

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