Summarising The Key Objectives for Food in Totnes and District
Summarising all of the above, we can state the following as being our priority actions over the next 10-15 years:
- Build and increase the market for local food
- Increase the physical and political infrastructure for local food growing, processing and distribution
- Changes to land legislation, including planning laws to open up land for food production
- Decrease the distance between producers and consumers
- Utilise available resources for urban agriculture
- Produce food with minimal imported materials in a sustainable manner1.
Mapping Local Food Webs
Mapping Local Food Webs is a national project led by the Campaign to Protect Rural England. The project aims to engage local people in finding out about their local food webs in up to 24 towns and cities across England. The project has been being piloted here in Totnes, along with five other locations across England. A team of local volunteers have been carrying out interviews with shoppers, shopkeepers and suppliers with the aim of finding out more about the importance of the local food network or ‘web’ and its impact on local people’s lives, livelihoods, places and the countryside. The project aims to use the information gathered across the country to increase support for more local food production and better supply in local outlets, and to strengthen and secure local food webs across England2.
- This list is taken from the excellent The City of Buenaventura (2009) Transforming Urban Environments for a Post Peak Oil Future: A Vision Plan for the City of Buenaventura. Available at www.cityofventura.net/files/public_works/maintenance_services/environmental_services/resources/post-peakoil.pdf [↩]
- Jenny Gallatly. Regional Co-ordinator in the South West. Mapping Local Food Webs. Campaign to Protect Rural England. [↩]
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