Economic development: Wellington’s food businesses are an essential part of our local economy. Food entrepreneurs bring new business ideas and opportunities into our city.
Social and cultural value: Sharing food is a way to build community connections and share culture.
Urban resilience: In a city-wide emergency, our food supply routes may be compromised. Emergency food supply plans are a key component of our city’s resilience.
Health outcomes: Eating more healthy food can increase the lifetime and well-being of our residents.
Climate change and sustainability: The food system contributes up to 30% of global carbon emissions. By promoting a more sustainable food system, we can save carbon and support sustainable food producers.
Stages of the food system (clockwise): production, processing, distribution, consumption, and waste recovery.