Taking place from 1-3 November at Coleg Cambria Llysfasi, Ruthin, the Wales Real Food and Farming Conference is for ‘anyone who cares about a sustainable future for food and farming in Wales’.
Inspired by the Oxford Real Farming Conference, the first Wales Real Food & Farming Conference was held at Aberystwyth in 2019. This year, the conference will be held in Ruthin and will explore sustainable food and farming – bringing together farmers and other food businesses, environmentalists and people involved in public health, food education, food sovereignty and social justice.
The Wales Real Food and Farming Conference 2023
Opening the event will be Sarah Dickins, familiar to many as the BBC’s former economics correspondent, and who is also an organic farmer in Monmouthshire and member of the Wales Carbon Net Zero 2035 group. Closing it will be Professor Tim Lang, with a powerful message about how Wales must adjust to the global challenge of food security.
In between, attendees will hear from the new local food partnerships that are springing up across north Wales; consider the potential of repurposing county farms; examine what the Sustainable Farming Scheme means for the relationship between food production and nature; look at the true cost of food production and how it is to be paid for; and ask how we can square healthy affordable food with good livelihoods for producers. You can view the whole schedule and find out more at www.wrffc.wales.
You can also follow @wrffc22 on Twitter for updates from the conference throughout the week.