Welcome to Agora

Agora recognises that human societies in the twenty first century face particular challenges. We need to develop ways of life that are not only just in terms of human relationships and properly concern our well-being, but which are also much more sensitive to our impact on the earth and its ecosystems.

Agora works to promote active citizenship through social innovation, developing initiatives that, through their very existence, encourage reflection on primary areas of culture such as economies and exchange, communities and governance, appropriate technologies, and beliefs and values.

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Growing Food and Growing Community

This report describes six models of growing food that all share a concern for community development. It argues that a charitable model of funding these community projects skews the outcomes in favour of their social impact, such that little substantial food is produced and projects remain vulnerable to grant failure. A different way of thinking and funding is required if the intention is to build resilience of the food supply in association with healthy communities. One such model is offered in terms of buying groups based on the provision of low cost food staples in disadvantaged areas.

You can access the report here

We are grateful to the Big Lottery Fund for support in the writing of this report, under their Sustaining Change programme.






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