Established in 2011, the Bristol Food Policy Council is a partnership of community, public and private organisations representing the interests of the whole food sector, including the long-established Bristol Food Network. The Food Policy Council has adopted a whole systems framework in its approach to changing the food culture in the city, beginning with baseline research into our current food system – the ‘Who Feeds Bristol?’ report. The Food Policy Council launched a public-facing ‘Bristol Good Food charter’ in 2012 and published their ‘Bristol Good Food Plan’ in autumn 2014. This brand and message - Bristol Good Food - has been developed to engage people across the city.
Over the last few years we have developed a programme of communications and events to promote the Bristol Good Food message. We have produced a short animation, ‘What Does Good Food Mean for Bristol’ that aims to help spread the message to a wider audience. Our current projects include work on public procurement, support for urban food growing projects, a retail and markets strategy and action plan, support for our wholesale fruit and vegetable market, and addressing food poverty and food waste. We have also been part of an URBACT knowledge exchange programme, ‘Sustainable Food for Urban Communities’ involving 10 European cities. As part of this work we are developing a detailed five-year Bristol Good Food action plan, the first stage of which was previewed at the final URBACT Conference in Bristol in March 2015.
Visit Bristol Food Policy Council's publications webpage to see our reports:
- Who Feeds Bristol Report
- Bristol Good Food Charter
- Food Poverty, what does the evidence tell us? (from July 15th 2013)
- Food and Planning Development Review
- Bristol Good Food Plan
- What Do We Know About the State of Good Food In Bristol?
- Bristol’s Sustainable Food Journey: Local Action 2015 Plan (produced for the final URBACT Sustainable Food in Urban Communities Conference)
- And see the accompanying diagram of the 1-year Local Action plan
Also please see the May 2015 Urban Growing Survey Report funded by the URBACT Sustainable Food in Urban Communities project.
The final URBACT Sustainable Food in Urban Communities Report can be found here Creating Space for Sustainable Food in Urban Communities Final Report under URBACT Publications page.
Many other documents are available on the URBACT blog.
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