Otago Food Economy

Research & Analysis
Completed 2015


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Helping to create a localised food economy not only feeds the belly but our pockets too, it benefits local communities and it reduces our carbon footprint, all things we love to do at Ahika.

Do you know where your food comes from?  

This project, funded by the Ministry for Primary Industries, is all about understanding our own local food economy and exploring the capacity for the Otago Region to supply its own food needs in a sustainable way.  The goal of this research is two-fold.  Firstly, to evaluate the potential of the current Otago food production and distribution system to meet the food needs of its population, and secondly; to promote a more resilient food system that is embedded in localisation and can demonstrably contribute towards improved social wellbeing, strengthened economy and a reduced environmental footprint.

We have made available all of the resources (project report, toolkit, surveys, templates, etc.) we created on our Otago Food Economy Project page (see below) for you to use, free of charge.

We hope you find it useful and you enjoy creating your own LFE project