Developing and Supporting Local Food Economies in North West Tasmania


Free workshop 31 July 2014

Developing and Supporting Local Food Economies in North West Tasmania. Working together towards a food system where people and enterprises have the opportunity to choose, create and manage their food supply from ‘paddock to plate’.

A Local Food Economy provides the foundation for enterprises to participate in local and broader regional markets. Participating in Local Food Economies also provides choices to expand into interstate or global markets.

Importantly, supporting the Local Food Economy can generate significant local and regional health, well-being and economic benefits.

Speakers include:

  • Laura McBain (Bellamys Organic)
  • Dr. Mirjana Prica (Food Innovation Australia Limited)
  • Dr. Kirsten Larsen (Open Food Network)
  • Dr. Alice Percy (Sprout Tasmania)
  • Leah Galvin (Heart Foundation – Health Food Access Tasmania Project)

Time: 9am – 3.30pm (lunch provided / a networking session will follow the workshop)

Key Workshop Topics:

  • Emerging trends and opportunities in local food hubs
  • Where local meets global – Asian and Australian market insights
  • Innovation and capability gaps in the food sector
  • Supporting the emergence of small, local and niche producers
  • Improving local health outcomes – improving community access to locally grown fresh foods

In this interactive workshop you will hear about some of the key issues and emerging opportunities around these topics and participate in discussions on what could and should be done to further develop our own
sustainable local food economy.

Where: Gnomon Pavilion, Leven River Precinct, Ulverstone

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