Food strategy update and highlights presentation - january 2014

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  • 1. What Feeds Us: Update and Highlights on the Vancouver Food Strategy
  • 2. Purpose: • Integration and alignment of food policy • Provide goals and specific actions • Provide road map for action
  • 3. Five goals 1 2 3 4 5 Support food friendly neighbourhoods Empower residents to take action in their own neighbourhoods Increase access to healthy, affordable, culturally diverse food Make food a centrepiece of Vancouver’s green economy Advocate for a just and sustainable food system with partners and all levels of government
  • 4. Overview of Actions 11 Complete 19 Ongoing 26 In progress 15 Pending 71 Total Actions
  • 5. Highlights from 2013 Highlight Result • Community garden plots continue to increase • 452 plots were built on city and non-city land (total 4166) • Revised farmers market policy • 3 new farmers markets for 2013 (total 11) • Fostered community food markets • • Developed CFM bulletin outlining process Financially supported 3 CFM (total 5) • Established and secured the Sustainable Food Systems Grants • Annual financial support to food related organizations and projects • Development of food business incubator between VCC, Save on Meats ; CoV contributing $100K • Building and programing of Vancouver Incubator Kitchen (VIK) at Save On Meats • Advanced opportunities to increase percentage of local and sustainable food purchased by city • Beach concession stands pilot and convening internal and external group • Incorporate food systems assets into community plans and large developments • Sustainable Large Development Policy to require food systems plan and assets • Working on urban farming policy to further enable commercial food production • Emerging urban farming policy directions
  • 6. Priorities for 2014 and beyond Highlights • Continue to increase community garden plots, while improving opportunities for capacity building, ethno-cultural representation, and infrastructure upgrades, etc • Adoption of urban farming policy to further enable commercial food production • Support local food infrastructure (processing, distribution, kitchens) • Continue to support food related organizations and projects through Sustainable Food Systems Grants • Scope Healthy Corner Stores program • Continue to advance opportunities to increase percentage of local and sustainable food purchased by city