Gent En Garde Food Policy, Ghent, Belgium

City/Town/Village: Ghent
County/Province/District (Name of): n/a
Sub-national State: n/a
Country: Belgium
Language: Dutch; English
Spatial Distinction: Urban
Level of Government: City
Population: 248,358
Population Range: 50,000 to 249,999
Policy Type: Plans
Food Systems Sector(s): food and organic waste management; food processing and manufacturing; food production; food retail; food wholesale and distribution
Year of Adoption: 2016
Adopting Government Department(s): City of Ghent
Lead Implementing Entity: n/a
Supporting Entity: n/a
Additional Supporting Entity: n/a
Funding Amount: n/a
Funding Sources: n/a
Policy Links: PDF-Original – PDF-English – Web
Link to Additional Resources: Resource 1
Policy Outcome:

This policy aims to create a holistic food policy that connects producers to consumers through existing and new networks. Five strategic goals guide the document: (1) the crafting of a shorter, more visible food chain, (2) increasing sustainable food production and consumption, (3) creating more social added value for food initiatives, (4) reducing food waste, and (5) facilitating optimum reuse of food waste as raw materials.

Policy Keywords: agribusiness; agriculture; buy local; citizen participation; commercial agriculture; community; community food system; community supported agriculture; compost; consumer education; consumption; distribution; employment; environmental protection; equitable; farmers markets; food access; food behavior; food gardens; food policy council; food processing; food production; food recovery; grown local; healthy good; information; innovation; job creation; local food; local food economy; municipal urban agriculture; organic agriculture; organic waste collection systems; regional food hub; short food chain; social inclusion; social integration; social networks; sustainability; sustainable agriculture; waste prevention; waste recycling