The Government of Yukon has released the Local Food Strategy for Yukon: Encouraging the Production and Consumption of Yukon-Grown Food 2016–2021.
Initiatives outlined in the strategy include:
Release of the Local Food Strategy for Yukon follows two years of research and consultation with public, industry and First Nations stakeholders. Formal consultation was carried out for 60 days, ending on October 5, 2015. Agriculture branch staff also attended numerous farmers’ markets during the summer and fall of 2015 to talk with people to get their ideas about encouraging local food production. A document summarizing responses is available below:
The local food strategy sows the seeds for long-term development of the agriculture sector, enhanced food security and increased access to local food for Yukoners.
While some of the initiatives are already underway, several different Yukon government departments will be working with industry, community groups and individuals over the next 5 years to implement the wide range of initiatives that are proposed.
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