Tag Archives: food sovereignty

Missing links in the grain chain: the benefits of participatory plant breeding from Syria to Scotland

A crop breeder visits a field in which a new variety of tef, a staple cereal crop, is being grown by a local farmer in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia

Photo: A crop breeder visits a field in which a new variety of tef, a staple cereal crop, is being grown by a local farmer in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia [Tara Wight 2018] By Tara Wight Cereal production in Scotland is dominated by a small number of conventionally bred varieties of barley, wheat and oats. These […]

The Fife Fermenter: a Five-Year Vision for a Scottish Grain Hub

Our recent experiences during the pandemic have demonstrated how important local food chains are to resilience and wellbeing. There’s a huge opportunity for Scotland to take the lead in this area. Scotland The Bread are joining Nourish Scotland in calling for Scottish Government commitments to a National Food Plan and to monitor food security in […]

Scotland’s journey to Food Sovereignty: the next steps

Building on the learning from the European Food Sovereignty Forum, what are the next steps to improve our food system in Scotland? The second Nyéléni Europe Forum for Food Sovereignty took place from 26-30 October in Cluj, Romania. More than 500 delegates from 42 countries participated in the Forum, representing a wide range of experiences […]

Food Sovereignty for Scotland

Nyéléni Europe Forum on Food Sovereignty Last week, Board member Dr. Chelsea Marshall participated as a delegate in the second European Forum on Food Sovereignty, held 25-30th October in Cluj, Romania. Chelsea joined other Scottish and UK delegates at the largest-ever food sovereignty gathering to discuss how to improve our food systems in Europe. Food Sovereignty and […]

Nyéléni Europe Forum on Food Sovereignty

Scotland the Bread is sending a delegate to Cluj, Romania, to participate in the 2016 Nyéléni Europe Forum on Food Sovereignty. This Forum draws together farmers, peasants, pastoralists, fisherfolk, Indigenous Peoples, women, rural youth, environmental organisations and other supportive constituencies to discuss how to promote food sovereignty in Europe. Director Chelsea Marshall will join other […]