Sustainable Food Vision for Greater Manchester

15 November 2017

Last month saw the coming together of organisations across Greater Manchester who, over a year and a half, coordinated discussions around the future of food in Greater Manchester.

It promotes the efforts of the vibrant community-led sustainable food movement already working to put healthy and sustainable food at the heart of the 10 Greater Manchester Boroughs. The Vision makes it clear that together, they have the willingness to work with strategic partners to amplify their impact and profoundly address the breakdowns in the food system so that everyone can have access to healthy, affordable, sustainable food.

The Vision contains 26 desired outcomes all built around the Sustainable Food Cities core objectives of:

• Promoting Healthy and Sustainable Food
• Tackling food poverty, diet-related ill health and access to affordable healthy food
• Building Sustainable Food Knowledge, Skills, Resources & Projects
• Promoting a Vibrant and Sustainable Food Economy
• Transforming Catering and Food Procurement
• Reducing Waste and the Ecological Footprint of the Food System

The result is 161 possible actions, that are based on the ambitious practical examples of 125 projects that are delivering environmental, health and economic benefits for the City.

Download the Sustainable Food Vision for Greater Manchester

Read the Kindling Trust's press release


Leon Ballin
Sustainable Food Cities

Sustainable Food Cities is a partnership programme run by

Soil Association

Food Matters

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Sustainable Food Cities is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation 

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