Newry, Mourne and Down Food Partnership incorporates the Mourne Mountains AONB and an Irish Sea coastline stretching from Strangford Lough to Carlingford Lough.
We are committed to developing a Strategic and Collaborative Approach to Good Food Governance and Action through Sustainable Food Places.
Our Vision is ‘An area recognised and celebrated for sustainable food produced from sea, coast, mountains, farms and gardens’.
Equal access for everyone to sustainable, healthy and adequate food
An abundance of successful sustainable food businesses, a sustainable Food Tourism product, where our markets promote our local producers
Sustainable supply chains which protect our environment and biodiversity, combat climate change, and improve the health and quality of life of our citizens
Our Partnership germinated during the COVID 19 pandemic as we realised the fragility of our existing food structures and was fertilised by the SFP Development Grant.
Our Chair is Sheena McEldowney, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council.
Good Food Movement : Nicholas McCrickard – County Down Rural Community Network
Healthy Food For All: Ruth Allen – Southern Health and Social Care Trust
Sustainable Food Economy & Catering And Procurement: Paul Cunningham – Local Celebrity Chef.
Food For The Planet: Nigel McKinney – Dolmens Climate Action Network
Davy Philips of CloughJordan Eco Village at NMD Climate Summit
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council