Our Vision

Our aim is to ensure that nutritious, affordable, local, sustainably produced food is available for everyone in Devon.  We support the development of a localised, sustainable food system and to tackle the issues of food poverty, diet-related ill health, food waste and unsustainable farming practices. Our focus is on achieving strategic, step change across the county. 


  • Balanced, seeking a range of interests and viewpoints to represent the complexity of the sector 
  • Transparent, trustworthy and accountable, with clear decision-making procedures 
  • Generously sharing knowledge, information, experience and skills  
  • Responsive and approachable, listening to our communities and communicating clearly 
  • Forward-thinking, positive and optimistic about the potential to create a better future 
  • Celebrating progress and successes  
  • Innovative and action-oriented 
  • Behaving with integrity and declaring and managing any conflicts of interest and loyalty 
  • Acting with objectivity and fairness 


  • Taking a whole system approach, understanding how the many different parts inter-link 
  • Recognising, valuing and integrating the multiple different viewpoints and cultures of the organisations and communities we represent, to generate a collective approach that works best for Devon. 
  • Welcoming and seeking out diversity in the geographic communities and communities of practice and shared experience relevant to our work 
  • Adopting an evidence-based approach and seeking to fill gaps in our understanding wherever possible. 
  • Intervening at the appropriate level to complement the work of existing and proposed programmes and initiatives 
  • Willing to act with agility and adopt new approaches at pace to achieve our aims 
  • Connecting people, organisations and activities to maximise the benefits of collaboration 
  • Focusing on the ultimate impact of our work on consumers and businesses at grass-roots level 
  • Being open and inclusive, continually questioning in our approach, accepting the emergent nature of the work 
  • Taking an advocacy role, encouraging other strategic bodies to take action 
  • Aiming for collective impact by working together, building capacity and helping coordinate resources to best effect / best value