England’s National Food Strategy was an independent piece of work commissioned by the UK Government. The strategy, authored by Henry Dimbleby, was published earlier this year. It has seven recommendations to government of the necessary policy changes required to create a food system in England that delivers sustainable and healthy diets for everyone. These recommendations were developed following close collaboration and extensive consultations with a variety of different stakeholders – farmers, investors, food businesses, NGOs, devolved administrations, academics, local government, school children and the general public.
Through the years of researching and developing the strategy, a number of ‘universal truths’ about how our global food system plays out nationally, have transpired. This event seeks to draw out some of these universal truths and share these insights with other member states and national policy makers who are committed to transforming the food system. As well as sharing these themes and insights, the session will also share some of the more practical lessons learnt on the process of researching and developing the National Food Strategy that will be useful for other countries who are starting to think about developing their own integrated food strategy.