Working together we will aim to ensure that:
- Food is a priority for our city and communities.
- We value and embed the pivotal role it can play in driving positive social, economic, and environmental change
The Plan provides the framework for how we will work in partnership across Edinburgh to bring about a positive change in our food system and achieve a fair, resilient, accessible, and sustainable food city.
The plan identifies six distinct themes that need to be addressed to deliver our vision:
- Building Edinburgh’s Sustainable Food Network
- Tackling Food Poverty and Insecurity
- Community engagement and action
- Urban Food Growing
- Food Economy and buying better
- Tackling the climate and nature emergency
We want Edinburgh to be a city that:
- Ensures healthy, affordable food is accessible to all.
- Where local food enterprises are supported and celebrated.
- We produce, provide, purchase, and consume food that is good for the planet, good for people, and good for all those involved in growing, making, and selling it.
Edible Edinburgh aims
Edinburgh’s Sustainable Food Network
AIM: to take a strategic and collaborative approach to good food governance and manage the implementation and delivery of the sustainable food plan
Tackling Food Poverty and Insecurity
AIM: to increase access for all in our city to affordable, healthy food
Community Engagement and Action
AIM: to increase public awareness and active food citizenship about the benefits of a sustainable food system
Urban Food Growing
AIM: to increase opportunities for food growing, productive land use and growing skills.
AIM: to provide services, guidance and tools to support a diverse and vibrant local food economy
Climate and Nature
AIM: to reduce the environmental impacts of food and contribute to overall reduced carbon footprint for the city by 2030
Glasgow Food and Climate Declaration is a commitment by subnational governments to tackle the climate emergency through integrated food policies and a call on national governments to act
Nourish Scotland is a charity focusing on food policy and practice.
Scottish Food Coalition – a diverse alliance of civil society organisations working for food justice
Sustainable Food Places is a partnership programme led by the Soil Association, Food Matters and Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming.