About the Devon Food Partnership
A strategic food partnership for Devon has been established, to enable collaboration and open communications with food stakeholders across the county. The partnership is a joint initiative and its vision and development are driven by a variety of organisations. Read more on the Devon Food Partnership Vision page.
The food partnership will be made up of members from all sectors and covers the whole Devon geography including Devon County Council administrative area, Plymouth and Torbay, to tackle a wide range of food themes shaped around the Sustainable Food Places’ six key principles.
What are the six key principles?
- Healthy Food For all: Tackling food poverty, diet related ill-health and access to affordable healthy food.
- Food for the Planet: Tackling the climate and nature emergency through sustainable food and farming and an end to food waste.
- Food Governance and Strategy: Taking a strategic and collaborative approach to good food governance and action.
- Sustainable Food Economy: Creating a vibrant, prosperous and diverse sustainable food economy.
- Catering and Procurement: Transforming catering and procurement and revitalizing local and sustainable food supply chains.
- Good Food Movement: Building public awareness, active food citizenship and a local good food movement.
What’s happened so far?
It’s important that the partnership is shaped by the people of Devon from the very beginning.
- A webinar event was held in February to start the conversation, with key speakers from Food Plymouth, Sustainable Food places and Food Exeter.
- An interim partnership steering group has been formed, and meets monthly.
- In July, Devon Food Partnership was awarded Sustainable Food Places Membership.