Imagine a Greater Manchester where Sustainable Food is at the heart of policy and action to create: jobs & training opportunities; good health & well-being; green neighbourhoods; diverse high streets; and strong local economies.
Good food means different things to us all, but sustainable food can help make our City more resilient to climate change & help address our present & future health and economic challenges. By working together we can transform Greater Manchester into a Sustainable Food City.
Over one hundred community groups, charities, small businesses and public sector partners have been exploring the benefits of, and actions required, to transform Greater Manchester into a Sustainable Food City since the Spring of 2013.
The strategy cover these six areas of action and is intended as inspiration and a guide:
Launched in the early Summer of 2014, this 'framework' will be refined & improved again in the summer of 2015. And it is our plan to involve more and more people:
No one organisation can achieve all of the aims of this ambitious strategy, but we can agree that this is the food system that we aspire to have in Greater Manchester. We can support each other to work towards some of the aims, and work together to push for them all. This is just the start – a foundation to build on and act on to transform Greater Manchester into a Sustainable Food City.