How do we ensure our regional food systems are future-fit?

How do we need to design our food systems now, to ensure equitable, sustainable food systems with thriving local markets for the next 10, 20, 100 years?  

If this question is relevant to your work, please get in touch – we are now seeking connections and potential collaborators to support our work and increase all of our impact in this area.

Our regional food system is productive and diverse, but faces significant challenges that impact the health of our environment and our people. To address these, we’re developing a Regional Food Systems Strategy, to support the Wellington-Wairarapa-Horowhenua to build a locally-based resilient, and fair food system.

Phase one of the project involves consolidating knowledge and data to help us understand what’s currently happening in the region relating to kai, to inform how we could build a better food system together.

To start, we want to understand:

  • Regional productive land spatial mapping and how to protect fertile lands
  • The current local food economy and food production in the Wellington region (including a focus on the potential and aspirations of the Māori food economy)
  • How the Te Ao worldviews and Maturanga Māori can be foundational to the strategy 
  • What a sustainable food production plan could look like for the region.

Do you know people or organisations who should be involved? Do you know people or instuitutions who are also seeking this information? Do you have funds available to support this kaupapa?

If you’re interested in discussing this further please contact Strategy Lead

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“Nā tō rourou, nā taku rourouka ora ai te iwi. 

With your food basket and my food basket, the people will thrive.”

Wellington Regional Leadership Committee

100 Cuba Street, Wellington
New Zealand

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