Food and Drink in the Cairngorms. Chris Bremner Sustainable Economy Manager Cairngorms National Park Authority. Background. Working landscape People, place, work. Economic impact. Food and drink accounts for at least 15% of the Cairngorms National Parkâ€™s GVA (Â£59 million).
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Food and Drink in the Cairngorms Chris Bremner Sustainable Economy Manager Cairngorms National Park Authority
Background • Working landscape • People, place, work
Economic impact Food and drink accounts for at least 15% of the Cairngorms National Park’s GVA (£59 million). Public sector, admin, health & education 60 Other services & activities 62 Home ownership & construction 71 Tourism 115 Other production & manufacturing 16 Publishing and music 4 Food & agriculture 40 Whisky & drinks 19 Forest 11
Social impact • 900 employed in agriculture, hunting/game, fishing • Isolated rural communities
Food for Life Development Plan • Framework for a more sustainable food economy • Integrates work in different sectors: • Farming • Retail • Tourism • Education • Health
Aims • Increase food production…through strengthening and developing the viability of producers and processors • Increase consumption of locally produced food • Reduce food miles • Strengthen tourism • Develop stronger links between sectors • Provide exemplar model for sustainable regional food strategy
Action • Market intelligence • Improving distribution • Increasing public procurement
Improving supply and availability • Increasing demand
Skills and collaboration • Schools and communities
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