Doing Something Good invited seven of Australia’s leading thinkers, pioneers and ‘foodpreneurs’ to give five minute lightning talks presenting their ideas, projects or approaches to transforming our current food system to one that is sustainable, resilient and fair.
Nick Rose is the national coordinator of the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance. He is a member of the People’s Food Plan national Steering Team and one of its key strategists and drivers. Nick has just completed a doctoral thesis through RMIT University’s Global Cities Institute on the global movement for food sovereignty, exploring its potential for transformation.
Over the past two years Nick has worked with colleagues in Victoria and Queensland on local food and food hub scoping studies, as well as on sustainable agriculture and rural futures strategy development. He was a co-founder and leading member of the Coffs Coast Local Food Alliance and the Bellingen Community Gardens Association, and has a regular column in the Coffs Coast Advocate.
The Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA) is a farmer-led civil society organisation of people working together towards socially-just and ecologically-sound food and agriculture systems that foster the democratic participation of Indigenous Peoples, smallholders, and local communities in decision making processes.