Good Food Strategy: Toward a Sustainable Food System in the Brussels-Capital Region, Brussels Capital Region, Belgium

City/Town/Village: n/a
County/Province/District (Name of): n/a
Sub-national State: Brussels-Capital region
Country: Belgium
Language: English
Spatial Distinction: Peri-Urban; Rural; Urban
Level of Government: Region
Population: 1,550,299
Population Range: 1 million - 4.99 million
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: 2015
Adopting Government Department(s): The Ministry of the Brussels-Capital Region
Lead Implementing Entity: Brussels Regional Public Service
Supporting Entity: Brussels Economy and Employment
Additional Supporting Entity: Brussels Environment
Funding Amount: n/a
Funding Sources: n/a
Policy Links: PDF-Original – Web
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Policy Outcome:

"The Good Food Strategy was initiated by Céline Fremault, the Brussels Minister for Environment, as a new vision of the food system for Brussels by 2035. The plan is organised around 7 themes and 15 actions to help develop sustainable food systems in the future. The developed strategy is expected to act as a guideline for the coming years so that the city of Brussels can: 1) increase local sustainable food production; 2) support a transition to sustainable food supply; 3) support the transition of food demand; 4) develop a “good food” culture; 5) reduce food waste; 6) design food systems for the future; and 7) ensure strategic implementation. Some of the ongoing activities include: the Vegetable Garden project, which has been implemented in schools to provide support for 10 new school vegetable gardens every year until 2020, and the promoting the use of “Rest-o-Packs,” which allows customers in restaurants to take their leftovers home in order to reduce food waste.

Policy Keywords: agroecology; buy local; city region food systems; consumer education; economic development; food access; food production; food security; food strategy; food system approach; food waste education; grown local; plan; school garden; sustainability