Vision and Aims
Nourish Scotland is an NGO campaigning on food justice issues in Scotland.
We believe tasty and nutritious food should be accessible to everyone, be sustainable, and be produced, processed, sold and served in a way that values and respects workers.
We campaign for solutions that work across the board: we take a systems approach toward food and health, poverty, fairness, workers’ rights, economy, environment, climate change, land use, and waste.
Our recent successes
- We secured commitment to a Good Food Nation Bill in three party manifestos and the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government, with consultation beginning in 2017; with the help of civil society partners through the Scottish Food Coalition.
- We gave evidence to a UN Committee in Geneva which led to the very first recommendations on the right to food addressed to the UK, and put Scotland’s soaring food poverty on an international stage.
- We co-authored a vision for food, farming and health in a new Scotland: Plenty, calling for a just transition to better food system; as members of the Scottish Food Coalition
- We are empowering people to take back control of the food system through our Food Leadership programme and Turning the Tables programme, and have a number of Food Justice workshops planned throughout 2017-18.
- We supported 24 entrepreneurs to make a living out of local food with our mentoring programme in 2016.
- We are always listening to producers, most recently in our engagement with the Scottish Government’s consultation on the Future of Scottish Agriculture.
- We supported a moratorium on growing Genetically Modified crops in Scotland, recognising that knowledge and power over Scotland’s food must always be in the hands of Scotland’s producers.
- We crowdfunded to send delegates from Scotland to the European Food Sovereignty gathering – putting Scotland on a global stage and in a prime position to learn from others.