Bradford District Food Strategy, Bradford, England, UK

City/Town/Village: Bradford
County/Province/District (Name of): West Yorkshire
Sub-national State: n/a
Country: England
Language: English
Spatial Distinction: Urban
Level of Government: City; Metropolitan Area
Population: 536,986
Population Range: 250,000 to 999,999
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: 2012
Adopting Government Department(s): City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Lead Implementing Entity: City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Supporting Entity: Sustainable Food Cities
Additional Supporting Entity: Food Strategy Working Group
Funding Amount: n/a
Funding Sources: n/a
Policy Links: PDF-Original – Web
Link to Additional Resources: Resource 1
Policy Outcome:

The Bradford District Food Strategy was developed to deliver Bradford, England with a larger number of economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable ways of producing and consuming food. This strategy aims to (1) support education in the food sector, (2) provide opportunities for community leadership, (3) improve health and well-being of residents, (4) increase food access, (5) promote sustainable food production, (6) develop a vibrant local food economy, (7) implement public procurement policies, and (8) promote proper waste management. There exist multiple ongoing food projects in Bradford, including a food surplus project to divert food waste, as well as a food mapping system available for public use.

Policy Keywords: agriculture; buy local; community; community garden; communtiy food system; composting; education; environmental health; food access; food production; food strategy; food system approach; food waste education; grow local; health; public health; recycling; sustainability; waste management