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From field to fork: Newark

Mapping the local food web

This report is part of a wider project, Mapping Local Food Webs, and reveals that Newark's local food web supports around 1400 local jobs in farming, food production and at outlets, and supports local suppliers with turnover of over £50 million. The report sets out the main findings on the benefits of the local food web to Newark and the challenges and barriers to a stronger local food system together with recommendations for action for local authorities, businesses and the community.

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From field to fork: Norwich

Mapping the local food web

This report is part of a wider project, Mapping Local Food Webs, and reveals that Norwich's local food web supports around 1,390 local jobs in farming, food production and at outlets, and supports local suppliers with turnover of over £52 million. The report sets out the main findings on the benefits of the local food web to Norwich and the challenges and barriers to a stronger local food system together with recommendations for action for local authorities, businesses and the community.

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From field to fork: Otley

This Otley report is part of a wider project, Mapping Local Food Webs which aims to reveal the extent, nature and benefits of local food webs in England.This report summarises the key issues and sets out the main findings on the benefits of the local food web to Otley and the challenges and barriers to a stronger local food system.

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From field to fork: Penrith

Local food supports 600 jobs at retailers and suppliers in and around Penrith, and its sales help support £16.8m turnover at supply chain businesses. This report sets out the main threats to Penrith's food web and makes recommendations on how to achieve an even stronger local food system.

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From field to fork: Sheffield

Mapping the local food web

This Sheffield report is part of a wider project, Mapping Local Food Webs, which builds on the Suffolk research. It aims to reveal the extent, nature and benefits of local food webs around England, to increase public and policy makers’ awareness of local food networks and identify ways better to support the production, supply and sale of local produce around England.

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From field to fork: Shrewsbury

This Shrewsbury report is part of a wider project, Mapping Local Food Webs which aims to reveal the extent, nature and benefits of local food webs in England.This report summarises the key issues and sets out the main findings on the benefits of the local food web to Shrewsbury and the challenges and barriers to a stronger local food system.

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From field to fork: The value of England's local food webs

The value of England's food webs

This report presents findings and recommendations from a five-year national project – Mapping Local Food Webs – to engage local volunteers across England to research their local food ‘webs’: the network of links between people who buy, sell, produce and supply food sourced locally.

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From field to fork: Totnes

Mapping the local food web

This Totnes report is part of a wider project, Mapping Local Food Webs, which builds on the Suffolk research. It aims to reveal the extent, nature and benefits of local food webs around England, to increase public and policy makers’ awareness of local food networks and identify ways better to support the production, supply and sale of local produce across England.

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From field to fork: Yeovil

This report is part of a wider project, Mapping Local Food Webs, and reveals that local food outlets stock produce from a network of 120 suppliers within 30 miles of Yeovil, supporting 65 jobs at independent outlets, and over 1,300 at local supply chain businesses. Annual turnover from sales of local food at outlets in Yeovil is estimated to be £1.9 million, supporting supply chain businesses to the value of £42 million.

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Living landscapes

Hidden costs of managing the countryside
What does it cost to maintain England's beautiful, diverse farmed landscapes, and who does the work? A survey in May 2005 by the National Farmers' Union and CPRE has come up with a first estimate for the cost of the landscape management work undertaken by England's farmers. Our research findings are revealed in this new joint report, which makes a strong case for continued public support for farming in return for the work needed to maintain a beautiful countryside for the benefit of us all.

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