Make food a centrepiece of a green economy
Creating food-related green jobs, and addressing challenges to growing, processing, warehousing, and distributing local and sustainable foods are essential to building a green economy.
Better linking local food producers with Vancouverites reduces the distance our food travels, minimizing the impact on the environment. It also supports local economic development.
The food strategy emphasizes skill-building and job creation opportunities that support green food sectors and technologies.
Another key is supporting social enterprise models of food businesses such as food hubs, urban farms, and farmers markets, which contribute to a green economy while building the skills and resilience of participants.