Welcome to the Cork Food Policy Council

The Cork Food Policy Council has been formed to work towards the achievement of a fairer, healthier, more secure and sustainable food system within the City and throughout the region. We pride ourselves that Cork is the food capital of Ireland. However:

  • Increasing numbers of families across Cork are finding it difficult to put good nourishing food on the table.
  • Eating cheaply might explain why our waistlines are expanding – and is likely to result in health problems later.
  • We are importing more and more of our food leaving us exposed to rising prices.
  • We are increasingly disconnected from producers in the region.

Meeting the Global Challenge

We are facing global ecological and food security challenges, but:

  • Rising global demand for food accompanied by dietary change places more pressure on agricultural production.
  • Climate change is already reducing agricultural yields.
  • Freshwater supplies are under considerable pressure everywhere.
  • As oil prices remain high, increasing areas of land are now used to grow bio fuels rather than food.

To read what the CFPC has accomplished in the past year visit our reports page.


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If anyone is free today- some of the edible greening team are meeting at 1pm at the bottom of Shandon street and will be there for the day. Our regular meetings will continue next Tuesday at 6pm Elizabeth Fort. Lot's of great work done this Tuesday- four pallet planters almost finished and one wall- ready for some green:) #Grcork #ediblecity ... See MoreSee Less

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Harvested from the Evergreen Triangle and Barrack Street planters. Thanks lads! Total food miles= zero :) The Cut & Grow technique:select the outer leaves, which are the older ones. Never take more than 25% of the plant. Pinch down low at the base of the leave stalk, pinch tight and twist. You have the big leaves for your plate, and the plant continues to grow more leaves. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you Andrew for these wonderful pictures! ... See MoreSee Less

These are a random collection of the people who actively participated in the Greening of Cork events hosted by Cork Food Policy Council These photos were taken in April & May 2016 at Elizabeth Fort an...

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