NFWI


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NFWINational Federation of Women's Institutes (UK)
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We recognise that it will take time for the brand to build but hope that as its sales grow, it will contribute financially to the NFWI," said federation chair Ruth Bond.
NFWI chair Ruth Bond said: "By revisiting the Great Milk Debates we hope to show that consumers have a real stake in the vibrancy of the British dairy industry.
At last year's Royal Welsh Show NFWI, with the FUW, FARM, Farmers For Action, and the Small Farms Association, launched a protest campaign.
NFWI public affairs committee chair Marylyn Haines Evans will introduce NFWI's work programme on food security and the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) discussion paper, Food for Thought, commissioned by the NFWI to examine the issues around food security.
She will join leading toxics experts, lobbyists and more than 100 NFWI members from across Wales and England at a Chemicals and Health Conference in London tomorrow.
The NFWI is urging ministers to take action to ensure a sustainable dairy industry where farmers receive a fair price for their milk.
Our current three resolutions discussed later that day were (a) Payment of benefits at Post Offices, (b) Treatment and therapy of Stroke Sufferers and (c) The funding of children's hospices and a presentation on the current position of the NFWI 'Changing Village' Campaign which began in 1999.
She has been an adviser to other groups all over the UK for nearly 30 years, but in 2009, she started her most important role to date - Chair of Federations of Wales Committee and NFWI board member.
Ms Helen Carey, chairman of the NFWI, said: "Women's Institute members, many from farming families, see themselves as catalysts for change and play a key role in rural communities.
The resolution debated at the NFWI called on the Government to increase investment in the training, employment and retention of midwives in England and Wales to "ensure services are adequately resourced and are able to deliver a high standard of care".
The NFWI challenged members to walk 90 miles in the anniversary year.