Independent evaluation of the Food Supply and Distribution strand of the Making Local Food Work programme, conducted by Dr Stuart Jones of the Programme for Community Regeneration at the University of Glamorgan
This report presents the findings from an evaluation of the Food Supply and Distribution strand of the wider Making Local Food Work (MLFW) Programme. The independent evaluation was undertaken by Dr Stuart Jones of the University of Glamorgan.
The MLFW programme distributed £10 million of lottery funding to support the development of a community enterprise approach to the local food sector through a number of different strands of activity. See www.makinglocalfoodwork.co.uk for more details.
As one of the strands within the MLFW programme, the Food Supply and Distribution strand provided funding to, and worked to support, nine ambitious and pioneering community food organisations around England. The aims of the strand were to:
The report also concludes with a number of reflections and recommendations for future work to support community enterprises seeking to tackle social and environmental issues through the trade in local and sustainable food, covering:
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