Our consultancy work is characterised by an active understanding of community development issues, and of domestic, European and international policy issues. Our belief is that local, national and global food issues are intimately linked and we aim to inform national policy-making through the work we undertake locally, and vice versa. Food Matters is able to draw upon the considerable experience of its core staff and the specific expertise of a wider pool of professionals with skills in a range of relevant disciplines. These include: food poverty and access issues, sustainable agriculture, health, wellbeing and nutrition, children’s foods, local procurement, and consumer focussed research working both at a local grassroots level and in regional and national settings as well as graphic design, social media and information technology.
Food Matters offers support to individuals, groups, organisations and communities through consultancy to guide and support programme evaluation, research and project development.
Whilst this work is primarily focused on the food sector Food Matters also provides training and consultancy to groups and organisations in other sectors and around issues such as climate change, development planning, waste and community development.
Consultancy work themes includes:
- Food systems and food strategy advice and guidance
- Local Food Partnerships: strategic support
Brighton and Hove FP case study
Supporting the strategic and practical development of the Lambeth Food Partnership
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