Agriculture/Food Strategy Municipal Action Plan 2017-2025, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

City/Town/Village: Vitoria-Gasteiz
County/Province/District (Name of): Álava
Sub-national State: n/a
Country: Spain
Language: English
Spatial Distinction: Peri-Urban; Urban
Level of Government: Municipality
Population: 245,805
Population Range: 50,000 to 249,999
Policy Type: Plans
Food Systems Sector(s): food acquisition, preparation and consumption; food and organic waste management; food processing and manufacturing; food production; food retail; food wholesale and distribution
Year of Adoption: 2017
Adopting Government Department(s): City Council of Vitoria-Gasteiz
Lead Implementing Entity: Environmental Studies Centre (El Centro de Estudios Ambientales)
Supporting Entity: n/a
Additional Supporting Entity: n/a
Funding Amount: € 4,236,061.81 (approximate estimated budget for the entire period the action plan will be implemented (2017 - 2025))
Funding Sources: City Council of Vitoria-Gasteiz
Policy Links: – PDF-English – Web
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Policy Outcome:

Due to growing interest in healthy eating across Europe, in 2017 the City Council of Vitoria-Gasteiz adopted the city's Agriculture/Food Strategy Municipal Action Plan. The action plan was adopted by the council in collaboration with organizations, citizens, and associations interested in the matter. The ultimate goal of the plan is to promote sustainable production and increase the production and consumption of high-quality food. The action plan includes five strategic routes; each route incorporates city-wide projects relevant to their scope. The five routes include: (i) adapting planning regulations for sustainable agricultural practices; (ii) promoting sustainability actions within the food chain; (iii) promoting demand for locally produced, organic food products; (iv) raising public awareness on sustainable food production and consumption; and (v) executing the adopted actions effectively. Apart from making the Vitoria-Gasteiz's food system more sustainable, the plan also seeks to strengthen the relations between all stakeholders for the joint development of a Sustainable Agriculture/Food Strategy for the city.

Policy Keywords: buy local; composting; consumer education; education; environmental health; environmental protection; food sovereignty; land bank; organic farming; peri-urban agriculture; school meal program; sustainability; sustainable agriculture; waste management