Food Charter and Policy
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Principles that guide food policy development

What is a food charter?

A food charter is a statement of values and principles that can guide food policy development related to food security. A food charter allows community members and other stakeholders to share their vision of what food security looks like for their community. A food charter can help secure the commitment from local government, businesses and others to move towards building a sustainable food system.

A food security policy directs decision making and action related to issues of food access. A food security policy can be local, regional, provincial, national or institutional.

Local food initiatives


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