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Nourish Scotland is developing a series of practical projects to help rebuild a sustainable food infrastructure for Scotland.  

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  • Nourish is recruiting

    Nourish is currently looking for two new people to join our team: a Policy Officer & Campaigns Officer and an Office Manager, both part-time. You can download the application packs here: Nourish Policy Officer Job Description and Application Form April 2015 Nourish Office Manager Job Description and Application Form April 2015   The deadline for […]

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    Young Crofters take demands to Scottish Parliament

    Young people must be given more help and better incentives to start-up as crofters, the Cross-Party Working Group on Crofting was told this week at the Scottish Parliament. Following their three-day gathering in March, Young Crofters brought calls for action in two main areas: cash flow and access to land. Current grant schemes are unworkable, they […]

  • Chef Shirley Spear was chosen chair of the new Food Commission.

    Nourish part of new Food Commission

    Nourish’s director Pete Ritchie has been invited to take part in the newly established Food Commission. May sees the second meeting of the Commission which has been tasked with advocating for the Good Food Nation policy and advising Scottish Government on how to implement it. Chaired by Shirley Spear, the Commission brings together diverse perspectives […]

  • The Protecting forests, protecting rights report by FERN.

    European food consumption driving tropical deforestation

    A new report by Fern – Protecting Forests, Respecting Rights – synthesises eleven previous reports assessing the impact of EU policies on forests and people and calls for further-reaching EU action on deforestation and forest degradation. Over the past two decades, the European Union has been the world’s largest driver of tropical deforestation – primarily […]

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    New report says government is ‘not serious’ about improving Britain’s diet

    The British government has failed to tackle poor nutrition and diet, and should do more to take public health nutrition into consideration in every area of policy, says a report by the UK Coronary Prevention Group, a charity dedicated to preventing heart disease through healthy lifestyles, in association with the World Obesity Federation. The report […]

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    Call out to small-scale farmers in Scotland

    This March-April, the UK-wide Landworkers Alliance, in collaboration with Coventry University, are conducting research to measure the productivity of small scale agroecological farms and market gardens across the UK: ‘A Matter of Scale’. They note that there appear to be no other sources of data on the productivity of small farms in the UK. The […]

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    TTIP threatens sustainable food, farming and livelihoods

    A new briefing – How TTIP undermines food safety and animal welfare – from Friends of the Earth Europe, Compassion in World Farming, IATP, Grain and the Center for Food Safety, says the TransAtlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) trade deal between the US and Europe is likely to restrict efforts to build healthier, fairer and more […]

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    Young crofters gathering

    From 19-21 March, Nourish participated in the Young Crofters 2020 gathering organised by the Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) at Glencanisp Lodge on the community-owned Glencanisp Estate in Assynt. Crofting is a unique and traditional form of land tenure, which has kept big areas of land in Scotland in the hands of local communities as small landholdings. Most […]

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    First International Agroecology Forum held in Mali

    Last month the first International Agroecology Forum was held in Mali. It was organised by Via Campesina and other social movements at the Nyéléni Center in Sélingué. Over four days, women and men debated, shared experiences and celebrated agroecology with the view to reinforcing a common vision and principles, as well as deciding on a common […]

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