Resilient Food Systems
A resilient food system is able to withstand and recover from disruptions in a way that means everyone has sufficient access to affordable, healthy and nutritious food. But to achieve true resilience we need to go beyond sustainability. We need to go beyond sustainability. Its crucial that as well as being able weather coming storms and multiple crisis our food system is part of a 'regenerative' economy. This means we need agriculture, enterprise, procurement and retail strategies that repairs and regenerates ecosystems and the soil, and economies.
This section contains resources from experts about ways to build a healthy and sustainable food system that ensures resilient and regenerative communities in Devon and beyond fit for the 21st century. These resources would suit farmers and food growers (including new entrants to farming!), policy makers, social enterprise leaders, local authorities, food retailers, food campaigners, community groups and individuals looking for ideas, inspiration and expertise to grow a new economy for Devon.
With the economic crisis pre and post lockdown, and with the climate crisis and biodiversity loss we are experiencing, along with access to land diminishing with land prices rising and how crucial access to healthy food is that this is a crucial addressing food resilience is a top priority.
The resources in this part of our knowledge hub has been split into 2 sections:
1. What we need to do to build resilient food systems and why: research, policy and strategic partnerships and interventions
2. How to create resilient food systems through enterprise, community and sustainability: inspiration support, how to guides, training, model enterprise examples and case studies for farmers, growers, and food retailers
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What we need to do to build resilient food systems and why: research, policy and strategic partnerships and interventions
How to create resilient food systems through enterprise, community and sustainability: inspiration, support, how to guides, training, model enterprise examples and case studies for farmers, growers and food retailers