Chair | Professor Kevin Morgan

Panelists | Dr Bernd Bonfert, Gwyneth Ayers, Simon Wright, Edward Morgan


The ongoing COVID-19-pandemic has underlined the ‘essential nature’ of the Foundational Economy and highlighted the vulnerability of reliance systems such as healthcare or food. In this context, the interest in and demand for innovative place-based alternatives to our system of food provision have increased rapidly across the UK, as more people engage in food aid initiatives and community-supported agriculture, or focus on the importance of public food procurement schemes. In this panel, we want to examine some of these developments and invite social and policy entrepreneurs involved in food networks in Wales to discuss how their experimental approaches can contribute to civic gain.