Info and resources
SFC national conference
In October 2011, the Soil Association - in partnership with Cardiff University and Bristol City Council - organised the first national Sustainable Food Cities Conference. Representatives from 20 UK cities and 15 NGOs came together to share their experiences in developing city-wide sustainable food programmes.
Charters, strategies and action plans
Some cities in the UK and abroad have developed food charters as a way of bringing individuals, businesses, public institutions and policy-makers together around shared principles and ambitions on sustainable food. Many have also developed detailed strategies and action plans to turn these ambitions into reality.
Transforming food culture and the food systems that support it can seem like an unachievable task, but there are already lots of tried-and-tested initiatives that you can adopt quickly and easily to really get things moving, backed by organisations that will do everything they can to help you succeed.
Organisations that can help
Whether you want to improve public health, care for the environment, promote local economic prosperity, build community resilience or tackle food poverty, there are specialist organisations throughout the UK that can help you with every aspect of sustainable food.
From the proliferation of food policy councils in North America to the progressive food strategies of Europe, from Belo Horizonte’s efforts to become ‘The City That Ended Hunger’ to Dar Es Salaam’s urban agriculture revolution, cities around the world are transforming through food.