Links to local food initiatives in the UK

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UK local food initiatives

Organisations & programs

Allotments regeneration initiative

Campaign to protect rural England

DEFRA Public sector food procurement initiative

DEFRA Sustainable farming and food strategy

Eat the view (2000-2006 archive)

Farmers Weekly food miles

Federation of city farms and community gardens

Food deserts

Food vision


Local food works

Making local food work

National farmers retail and markets association

National society of allotments

Policy Commission on the future of farming and food

School food matters

Soil Association

Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming

Year of food and farming.


Action for market towns 2005. Market towns local foodcheck handbook

Allotments and biodiversity: Gardening in harmony with nature. 2005

Allotments: A plotholder’s guide 2007

DEFRA 2002. The strategy for sustainable farming and food

DEFRA 2003. Local food – a snapshot of the sector: Report of the working group on local food

DEFRA 2006. How to increase opportunities for small and local producers when aggregating food procurement.

DEFRA 2006: Sustainable Farming and Food Strategy: Forward Look.

DEFRA 2007. Public Sector Food Procurement Initiative (PSFPI) frequently asked questions

DEFRA 2008. Public Sector Food Procurement Initiative (PSFPI): Putting it into practice

FARMA 2006. Farmers markets in the UK: nine years and counting’%20markets%20-%20June%2006.pdf

FARMA 2008. 21 Reasons to support local foods

Food Vision 2008. Growing food.

Food Vision 2008. Toolkits

Scottish Agricultural College 2007. Local food marketing guide

Local Government Association 2005. Farming and food: A shared agenda

Lang T, Rayner G 2002. Why health is the key to the future of food and farming

Lang T 2006. The challenge of food culture: healing the madness

Michaels S 2006. Parish food plans: Lessons learnt

Rose C 2007. Food and values: A recipe to save British farming. Soil Association!OpenDocument

Sustain 2002: Local food; benefits, obstacles and opportunities

Sustain 2008. Ethical hijack

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