Dumfries and Galloway Sustainable Food Partnership

Dumfries and Galloway Sustainable Food Partnership is working together for a fair, healthy and sustainable food system.

The D&G Sustainable Food Partnership brings together stakeholders and partners from across the entire region, covering Stranraer to Langholm, Sanquhar to Whithorn.

Members of the SFP represent different sectors across the food system. By working collaboratively we will bring a joined up approach to food policy, ensuring that everyone has equal access to affordable and healthy food that is good for the environment, and good for the people who produce, cook and serve it.

What we do

Currently we are mapping the food system across D&G, through surveys aimed at farmers, hospitality and community food projects.

We are pulling together case studies of good practice in sustainable food from across the region, and we are planning a series of Local Food Gatherings to bring people involved in food at all levels together for conversations around food systems change.

We are open to new members of the partnership who can act as a collective voice for:

  • Community food projects such as emergency food provision, community fridges, community gardening and food sharing.
  • Cafes, restaurants and other food businesses.
  • Farmers and food producers, particularly nature friendly farming and agroecology.
  • Nature and biodiversity.
  • Food education, colleges and schools.
  • Other food producers making secondary products - cakes, preserves, chocolates etc...
  • Supply chain, distribution and retail.

Areas of expertise

Partnership & Collaboration

Food Vision & Action Plan

Awareness and Engagement

Active Food Citizenship

Tackling Food Poverty

Promoting Healthy Eating

Supporting Good Food Business

Shifting Consumer Behaviour

Good Food Procurement

Transforming Local Supply Chains

Climate & Nature Friendly Food

Tackling Food Packaging & Waste