Cambridge Sustainable Food Action Plan 2017-2020, Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

City/Town/Village: Cambridge
County/Province/District (Name of): Cambridgeshire
Sub-national State: n/a
Country: England
Language: English
Spatial Distinction: Peri-Urban; Urban
Level of Government: City; Town
Population: 123,900
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): Cambridge City Council
Lead Implementing Entity: Cambridge Sustainable Food
Supporting Entity: Cambridge Sustainable Food Partnership Board
Additional Supporting Entity: Cambridge Sustainable Food CIC
Funding Amount: n/a
Funding Sources: n/a
Policy Links: PDF-Original
Link to Additional Resources: Resource 1
Policy Outcome:

Owing to the inefficiency of current global food supply chains, the City of Cambridge aims to advocate for and promote sustainable food in the city of Cambridge to strengthen the city’s food system. The action plan has been divided into three levels of action: people, community, and the planet. For the people, the city aims to increase access to healthy, affordable, and sustainable foods, promote education on the topic, and establish fair pay and safety for workers. For the community, the city wants to create a strong city-wide food network, encourage local businesses , and promote community level food growing projects. In the planet sector, the city aims to support food production that protects the natural environment and hopes to reduce its carbon footprint. The plan includes numerous actions that the city can undertake, from cooking classes to increasing business opportunities, in order to promote sustainable food.

Policy Keywords: CO2 reduction; community; consumer education; cooking classes; education; environmental protection; fair trade; food action plan; food waste education; locally owned businesses; natural environment; recycling; sugar smart; supply chain; sustainability; sustainable development; waste management