Dynamic food purchasing for the UK
FROM LOCAL PRODUCERS TO THE PUBLIC SECTOR
A shortened supply chain, from local food producers to buyers in anchor institutions, means transparency for food production
The food supply chain holds the key to positively addressing climate change and achieving net zero goals. 35% of UK GHGs are generated by our food system
Regions can reduce GHG emissions, preserve biodiversity, level up local economies and build food security by supporting local producers
For decades, small and medium British food producers have struggled with barriers preventing them supplying produce into public sector schools, hospitals, prisons and the armed services. Addressing food system issues is urgent, and crucial in order to hit near-term GHG reduction targets. Diverting spend to SME producers along short, transparent supply chains is proven to have a triple-multiplier effect on local economic activity and job creation.
It's a big levelling up opportunity for rural economies.
Dynamic Food Procurement can deliver tangible social, economic and environmental benefits.
We are inviting local and regional procuring authorities to join together to form a public sector compliant procurement framework. It will focus on tackling the climate and biodiversity emergencies, as well as the evolving threats of UK food insecurity and diet-related disease.