Sustainable Food Places Belfast
Working with Belfast City Council, we established and joined the Sustainable Food Places Partnership in Belfast.
Sustainable Food Places is a partnership programme led by the Soil Association, Food Matters and Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming. The Sustainable Places Network brings together pioneering food partnerships across the UK. Through the power of partnerships, the programme aims to make healthy and sustainable food a defining characteristic of where people live.
To provide Belfast City Council with a framework and action plan for a Sustainable Food Places Partnership.
We led on a contract for Belfast City Council in 2022, providing a framework and action plan for a Sustainable Food Place Partnership in the area.
Our research team included Beth Bell, Food Ethics Consultant and Dr Sinéad Furey, a food poverty expert at Ulster University. The report mapped sustainable food activity in the area, and made recommendations for the structure of a Sustainable Food Places partnership to coordinate this activity across the city. We interviewed over 40 contributors, and gathered information via surveys and desktop research.
Since the publication of our report, Belfast Council has gone on to convene the partnership, one of four Sustainable Food Places Partnerships in Northern Ireland coordinated by charity Nourish NI. We look forward to seeing the outcomes and some of the work the partnership will achieve in the coming year.
If you'd like to know more about our Sustainable Food Places Partnership work, please email our Northern Ireland team at [email protected]