Plains to Plate (P2P) is an emerging network of South Australian food producer, health, environmental, consumer and community organisations. We offer a united voice on food issues and policies fundamental to the future of food and farming in SA. These include aspects of health, environment and social justice, and the viability of our food supplies into the future.
In February 2010, the From Plains to Plate convergence brought together over 750 farmers, health, community and government workers, academics, gardeners, permaculturalists, students, environmentalists, educators and citizens to discuss the issue of strengthening South Australia’s food systems in the face of intensifying environmental, social and economic challenges. This website, and the relationships formed through From Plains to Plate continue after the event as a network for discussion, information sharing and planning for a just and sustainable food system in South Australia and beyond.
Read the declaration from From Plains to Plate: the Future of Food in South Australia.
Posted by Narelle Walker on February 9, 2014 at 19:22
Led by Polyface Farms' Joel, Daniel & Sheri Salatin this day long interactive seminar deals with the issues of:
Posted by Kim Hill on January 5, 2014 at 15:30
Community food organisations will receive a boost with a small grants program to help them grow, prepare and share food, as part of the National Food Plan which will be released this Saturday.
Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig, announced the $1.5 million small grants program while visiting Northey Street City Farm with Labor Candidate for Brisbane, Fiona McNamara, today.
“It’s fantastic to see local communities like Brisbane growing, preparing and sharing food,” Minister Ludwig said.
“The Gillard Government will provide grants of up to $25,000 to support farmers markets, community gardens, city farms, food hubs, cooperatives and food rescue service projects to start up and expand.
“These organisations widen our access to new and interesting foods, support better health and lifestyles, increase food knowledge and support jobs by providing alternative ways to market products.
“Australia has an…Continue
Posted by Nat Wiseman on May 23, 2013 at 12:00
"In order to feed our world without destroying it, an holistic type of agriculture is needed, and we have a choice. Here we compare the current high-input industrial system with a renewed vision for agriculture: the agroecological system. [...]
Agroecological strategies can better feed the world, fight climate change and poverty, and protect soil and water while maintaining healthy, liveable communities and local economies. Industrial agriculture contributes to climate change, malnutrition and ecosystem degradation around the planet. It has not delivered on its promise to feed the world."
A QATARI Government-owned company is buying up prime agricultural land in South Australia at well above market rates and is forcing farmers to sign confidentiality agreements.
The company is threatening the farmers with severe consequences if they breach the agreements.
Hassad Australia last year bought a $9 million cattle property near Bordertown and is understood to be negotiating with several farmers on Eyre Peninsula to buy prime cropping and grazing land. It is believed the company is also looking at properties on…
Posted by Kim Hill on February 28, 2013 at 20:04
A message from the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA):
Posted by Nat Wiseman on February 25, 2013 at 20:30