Connecting community, business and government
Community-led decision-making empowers communities to share responsibility for their food resilience in times of need. This research team is connecting community, business and government to build capacity for accessing local food and to thrive in uncertain times.
Logan is a major population growth corridor in South East Queensland. Our work with the Logan City Council and Griffith University’s Yunus Centre and the Regional Innovation Data Lab (RIDL) aims to map the local food bowl to encourage a resilient, shorter food supply ecosystem. This project enhances more robust local food access options for Logan’s most vulnerable community members and supports the vibrant and multiculturally diverse identity of this major growth corridor.
The Food Connect Foundation (FCF) highlights the advantages of smaller, local food supply options for urban-dwellers. Our work with the FCF demonstrates best practices for integrating a variety of urban agriculture innovations within the urban fabric and low impact industrial settings.
Australia’s ‘salad bowl’ the Lockyer Valley, is no stranger to the impacts of severe weather events. Our work with the Lockyer Valley Regional Council is an example of embedding local food contingencies within Business Continuity Plans of rural townships, food producers and businesses.
Cairns is the gateway to world heritage areas and tropical agriculture that are exposed to weather extremes such as monsoons and heatwaves. Our work with the Cairns Regional Council aims to build a culture of life-long learning for resilience by supporting the most vulnerable community members to strategically access a range of local foods.