Producing food locally has a number of potential benefits, including effects on reducing climate change.
Locally-based food production can reduce the distance food travels as well as enabling more people to grow their own food.
In the short video below the Coordinator of Coventry Green Party, Ann Patterson, talks about the benefits of local food production.
Bath & North East Somerset created a local food strategy in 2014. They point out that local production could also help to tackle rising obesity levels, health inequalities, food poverty, food security and the impact of food production and supply on the natural environment, including its contribution to climate change. There are also economic challenges facing some local food and farming businesses.
The Scottish Government launched a consultation on producing a local food strategy in 2021.
Needless to say, Coventry city council has no plans to produce such a strategy.