About SAFE

Self-organising Action for Food Equity (SAFE)


During 2018 and 2019, SAFE engaged reseachers in 3 cities (Sheffield, Greater Manchester and Gothenburg), each of which had been developing comprehensive food strategies.

Action Research Teams (ARTs) were set up in each of the participating cities to manage a small budget for meetings, events, and learning exchange visits between the cities, and help shape the appropriate digital infrastructure for their city.  The idea behind the project was that by supporting self-organising social networks, we can increase participation in initiatives which enhance food quality, affordability and access in low income communities.

The project was funded by Mistra Urban Futures in Sweden, an international research centre with the aim of producing knowledge to develop sustainable urban futures.