The ‘Right to Food’ University

Dr Philip Pothen (University of Kent) and Tilde Ferree (Food Foundation)

The country is facing a cost of living crisis that is, at least in part, the result of a food system that many argue is unsustainable, unaffordable and unfair. What can universities do about this, both in the short term and the long term? What partnerships do we need to build, internally and externally, to bring about real and lasting change?

In this workshop we will explore what it means to be a Right to Food University, the challenges and the opportunities this initiative brings and how it can support and deepen a university’s civic mission and commitment to social purpose.

We will also explore the potential of an Eastern Arc Right to Food network that could help take forward these missions collaboratively, bring together expertise across our three universities, and pool knowledge and insight to help overcome the challenges of a food system in crisis.

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