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Metro Vancouver Regional Food System Strategy & Action Plan

Metro Vancouver Regional Food System Strategy & Action Plan

Description:

 

Topic

Subtopic Policy or Policy Excerpt Document Location Language Rating 
food production;
development and productive use of agricultural land;
ALR; Protect agricultural land for
food production
1.1  
wildlife/environmental/pest management; aquaculture;
wildlife and ecosystem management;
Restore fish habitat and
protect sustainable sources of seafood
1.2  
food production;
development and productive use of agricultural land;
  Enable expansion of agricultural production 1.3  
food production; new entrans to farming; Invest in a new generation of food producers 1.4  
food production;
urban agriculture;
uraban farm; Expand commercial food production in urban areas 1.5  
food processing, storage and distribution;
economic development;
food processing;
food storage;
food distribution;
Increase the capacity to process, warehouse and distribute local foods 2.1  

food sales, access and procurement;

economic development;

local procurement; Include local foods in the purchasing policies of large public institutions 2.2  

food sales, access and procurement;

economic development;

  Increase direct marketing opportunities for local foods 2.3  
economic development;   Further develop value chains within the food sector 2.4  
policy partnerships, advocacy and development;   Review government policies and programs to ensure they enable the expansion of the local food sector 2.5  
nutrition and public health;   Enable residents to make healthy food choices 3.1  
education; community food systems education; Communicate how food choices support sustainability 3.2  
education; community food systems education; Enhance food literacy and skills in schools 3.3  
education; local food culture; Celebrate the taste of local foods and the diversity of cuisines 3.4  
food sales, access and procurement;
nutrition and public health;
community food systems education; Improve access to nutritious food among vulnerable groups 4.1  
food production;
urban agriculture;
  Encourage urban agriculture 4.2  
food sales, access and procurement;
waste management;
food recovery/gleaning/donation; Enable non-profit organizations to recover nutritious food 4.3  
wildlife/environmental/pest management; wildlife and ecoststem management; Protect and Enhance Ecosystem Goods and Services 5.1  
waste management;   Reduce waste in the food system 5.2  
wildlife/environmental/pest management; wildlife and ecoststem management; Facilitate adoption of environmentally sustainable practices 5.3  
  climate change and greenhouse gases; emergency preparedness; Prepare for the impacts of climate change 5.4  

 

Metro Vancouver's Regional Food System Action Plan adopted in 2016, outlines the actions that actions that local governments are planning to undertake in the next 3-5 years to advance implementation of the Regional Food System Strategy.

Download Metro Vancouver's Regional Food System Action Plan. 

See Metro Vancouver's website for more details.

 

Sub-topics

ALR
aquaculture
climate change and greenhouse gases
community food system education
emergency preparedness
food distribution
food processing
food recovery/gleaning/donation
food storage
local food culture
local procurement
new entrants to farming
urban farm
wildlife and ecosystem management

Region

Metro Vancouver

Document Type

Food Strategy

Topic

Development and Productive use of Agricultural Land
Economic Development
Education
Food Processing, Storage & Distribution
Food Production
Food Sales, Access & Procurement
Nutrition and Public Health
Policy Partnerships, Advocacy & Development
Urban Agriculture
Waste Management
Wildlife/Environmental/Pest Management

Level of Government

Regional

Year

2011

Supplementary Information

No

Population Range

>75,000