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2 delivering-amersfoort-anne

  1. 1. URBAN FOOD STRATEGY MIX Sustainable Food Workshop for European Cities How supply meets demand.. To create a breeding ground for the blossoming of cooperation Anne de Feijter Municipality of Amersfoort, the Netherlands a.defeijter@amersfoort.nl www.amersfoort.nl An URBACT II Thematic Network - Sustainable Food in Urban Communities
  2. 2. Insert here background image The delivering of local products is the main problem in the local food system of Amersfoort . Everybody does it their own way. Very community-based: • CAO • a food collective with 120 voluntary members in an old factory hall • small restaurantowners pick up their products at farmers
  3. 3. Insert here background image Or commercial: • Farmshops • Boxes with products for households • Willem & Drees: supplier of supermarkets • Vers 24/7: an online fresh market (www.vers247.nl)
  4. 4. At 3-3-2014 our Local Action Group organises a meeting with: * suppliers of regional food: (city)farmers, CAO’s, etc. * demanders: restaurants, shops, etc. * companies in the transport industry Together we try to formulate solutions and find succesfull matches. Role of the municipality: process guidance only!
  5. 5. The role of the local government: • Organize a meeting without a preconceived plan with comprehensive goals; • Invite a multitude of different local parties, using your local network; • Have an open talk about the interests of the parties present and look for win-win situations; • Clarify the interest of the local government in the same open way of communicating, explain your role; • Make subgroups for follow-up actions. Some parties prefer quick action, others want to do research first. • Let go on time. Be clear from the start about the limited facilitation the municipality can offer. Try to monitor the out-come by keeping in touch with the parties that are involved.
  6. 6. icy on sustainable food and urban agriculture he Municipality of Amersfoort: he initiative lies with the city itself ! ocal policy document is made by the municipality together with cal action group. There is room for experiments. eet & Match: arranging meetings to match parties e advice, stimulate and after that: we LET GO !
  7. 7. URBAN FOOD STRATEGY MIX Sustainable Food Workshop for European Cities THANK YOU… Anne de Feijter Municipality of Amersfoort, the Netherlands a.defeijter@amersfoort.nl www.amersfoort.nl An URBACT II Thematic Network - Sustainable Food in Urban Communities

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