Report: Roadmap for a Resilient Melbourne Food System
This new report outlines a vision and roadmap to build the resilience of Melbourne’s food system to shocks and stresses.
This vision and roadmap was developed through a collaborative process involving a wide range of stakeholders.
Key recommendations include:
- Develop a Victorian food resilience plan to strengthen the resilience of the state’s food system to future shocks and stresses
- Embed self-determination and food sovereignty of Victoria’s First Nations peoples at the centre of the state’s food resilience plan
- Ensure equitable access to food by legislating the Right to Food, establishing clear government responsibility, and addressing the underlying causes of food insecurity
- Promote regenerative and agroecological production systems by facilitating stakeholder co-development of regional plans and incentivising best practice and innovation
- Promote protected closed loop and urban agriculture by reviewing policy and regulatory barriers, providing investment, and establishing training pathways
- Develop integrated policy and regulatory frameworks to promote circular food economies
- Support local and regional food supply chains by investing in local food processing and distribution, and supporting the development of decentralised logistics and marketing schemes
- Ensure sustainable livelihoods by providing a living wage in food and farming and diverse career and training pathways.
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