What we do
These are some of the main policies, projects and actions driven by Barcelona City Council to transform the food system towards a healthier, fairer and more sustainable model.
In this document you will find all the sustainable food projects and policies promoted during 2021.
A collaborative public-community space that is working to transform Barcelona’s food system through the values of food sovereignty and agroecology.
Instruction on public food procurement
A pioneering tool that will serve to guide all public food procurement by the Barcelona City Council in a cross-cutting and comprehensive manner.
Healthier and more sustainable school canteens
This project aims to make food in schools healthier and more sustainable,while at the same time supporting local economies and combating the climate emergency.
Educational projects to introduce the topic of sustainable food into the curricula of educational centres and to influence the food education of the next generations.
The ALIMENTA Project
The Alimenta Project involves the creation of a new social food model in the city of Barcelona in order to guarantee the right to access food in an inclusive and dignified way, taking advantage of the potential in the current system and resolving the shortcomings identified within it.
The Cistelles Programme, part of the Neighbourhood Plan
This municipal programme promotes community involvement in the Northern Zone, Roquetes and Trinitat Nova and is focused on good eating habits.
Urban Agricultural Strategy
This municipal strategy aims to improve and increase amount of land used for agricultural purposes in the city, promote organic farming, maximise environmental and social services and expand natural spaces to benefit people and protect biodiversity.
The largest organic wholesale food market in Spain and the whole of Southern Europe, located in Mercabarna. It also houses an office of the Catalan Council for Organic Agricultural Production (CCPAE) to guarantee food product certification.
Local Food Exchange Centre: Terra Pagesa
A commercial and logistics centre that facilitates the distribution of local products between farmers and the small shops and municipal markets, located in Mercabarna.
A programme aimed at promoting the supply of local, organic foodstuffs sold directly by the producers among the stallholders at Barcelona’s municipal markets.