What is the N8 AgriFood Sustainable Food Communities Cluster?

This cluster is working to develop a supportive knowledge-sharing hub between researchers and practitioners working to improve access to sustainable, nutritious food in communities across the North of England. We aim to support initiatives, such as the Sustainable Food Cities (SFC) network, and our regional community as food partnerships emerge and flourish across the UK.  This cluster will increase our combined capacity to inform institutional and government policy, identify practical solutions and address knowledge gaps collaboratively. 

The cluster activity is aligned with themes from the national SFC network including:

  • Tackling Food Poverty
  • Growing a sustainable food economy and procurement culture
  • Addressing health challenges through food
  • Reducing the ecological impact of food

Importantly a central role of this cluster will be to explore how universities can support the activity of food partnerships and facilitate the sharing of knowledge between the researchers and communities. 

Cluster activity will include regular newsletters sharing research, publications and events around sustainable food city themes as well as regional events bringing together researchers, practitioners and policy makers around themes highlighted by cluster members.

To sign up to receive the Sustainable Food Communities Cluster newsletters or details of upcomming events please email caroline.wilcock@n8agrifood.ac.uk. Alternatively see the Related Posts section at the bottom of this page for the latest news and event information from the Sustainable Food Communities Cluster.


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