|Plan Region||San Diego County|
|Reviewed by original author||Yes|
|PDF attachment||View Full Report|
|Plan Title||San Diego County Food Vision 2030|
|Author(s)||San Diego Food System Alliance|
|Author Type||Non-profit; Network|
|Funding Sources||Foundations; Municipal Government; Individual Donors|
|Funders||Broad alliance of donors, including foundations, private organizations, and County government. See p. 12 of the Overview for a full list.|
|Total Project Budget||Approximately $650k over the two year planning process.|
|Plan Goals||The central goal was to develop a collective plan and movement for San Diego’s Food System. Including “movement” in the overarching goals was strategic, as they wanted to build a plan that was rooted in the community – one that members would feel ownership over, and that the San Diego Food Systems Alliance would then help steward forward together. |
The purpose is also to inform planning, policy, program, and investment opportunities.
In addition to the overarching goals, this plan cites three guiding goals and core values as “leveraging existing relationships and momentum, developing a framework, creating accountability, conducting research, engaging communities, and involving policymakers and funders” (pg. 46).
Throughout the plan, strategies are guided by three goals:
1. Cultivate Justice2. Fight Climate Change3. Build Resilience
Each goal is given exhaustive treatment in its own separate document (attached), and can be viewed here: https://sdfoodvision2030.org/download-the-plan/
|Intended Audience||This document was written for and with the community to build a movement around a shared vision. Additionally, this document was written with funders & policymakers in mind, to best inform policies and resources (p.51).|
|Plan Recommendation Structure||The plan lays out 3 goals (broad, overarching themes integrated throughout the recommendations) and 10 objectives (specific and actionable). Each objective has associated strategies. |
Objectives 1-4 cover farms, fisheries, food businesses, and workers.Objectives 5-7 cover food security, nutrition, and food waste.Objectives 8-10 cover racial equity and resilience in policy/programs.
Notably, the plan Overview is a separate document from the in-depth recommendations. Each of the 3 goals and 10 objectives has its own separate report document (13 total), each of which offers pages of data, resources, and details about each sub-strategy. Each of these additional documents can be downloaded here: https://sdfoodvision2030.org/download-the-plan/
|Catalyst for Plan||This report builds upon three visions for the future of San Diego’s food, written by the 2010 San Diego Food System Working Group, in conjunction with UC Davis in their 2010 document, “Assessing the San Diego County Food System: Indicators for a More Secure Future” (attached). In 2011, San Diego Urban-Rural Roundtable released another set of recommendations entitled, “Final Recommendations of the San Diego Urban-Rural Roundtable” (attached), which “called for adopting and implementing a comprehensive set of food system policies, aligning and leveraging the political environment to support key federal, state and regional food and agricultural policies, and supporting the creation of a regional food system alliance” (p. 47), of which the San Diego Food System Alliance was created. |
Lastly, this new report builds upon the development of the County of San Diego’s 2019 report, “The State of the Food System” (attached), which explore the challenges and opportunities in San Diego’s food system.
These are all important pieces of the history of the Alliance, and ultimately allowed them to recognize the need for a shared common vision that would guide the work as a region.
|Creation Process||The process of the plan’s creation was built around a research and deep community engagement process. This plan builds upon 12 years of growing community momentum across San Diego’s food system, and incorporates over 3,000 community members into the articulation of goals and objectives. |
The plan’s process included comprehensive literature review and a review of other U.S. food systems plans (ending in a SWOT analysis of SD’s food system), in-depth analyses, hundreds of interviews, several focus groups, and broad community engagement, specifically tailored to communities and more importantly, priority communities that have been historically disinvested in, ensuring that the results of the vision reflected communities most impacted by inequities in the food system.
They structured their process based off of a “Collective Impact Strategy” to create an inclusive process that engages the full community, including people who produce, prepare, distribute, serve, and eat food.
The central elements of this approach “include leveraging existing relationships and momentum, developing a framework, creating accountability, conducting research, engaging communities, and involving policymakers and funders” (p. 46).
|Theoretical Framework(s) Employed||Collective Impact Framework|
|Theoretical Framework(s): Additional Literature||Two cited sources for building their Collective Impact Framework:|
Cabaj, Mark and Lize Weaver, 2016, Collective Impact 3.0: An Evolving Framework for Community Change, Tamarack Institute, https://www.collectiveimpactforum.org/sites/default/files/Collective%20Impact%203.0.pdf.
Kania, John and Mark Kramer, 2011, “Collective Impact,” Stanford Social Innovation Review, https://ssir.org/articles/entry/collective_impact.
|Development Timeline||2 years|
|Implementation Strategy||Unspecified within the final version of plan.|
|Implementation Timeline||9 years (by 2030)|
|Evaluation Strategy||Co-launched the plan with a comprehensive digital dashboard that tracks specific metrics within each of the 10 objectives. That dashboard can be accessed here: https://sdfoodvision2030.org/dashboard/|
|International Development Framework(s)||None|
|Current Plan Status||Active|
|Government Adoption Status||Adopted|
|Government Adoption Status (Notes)||Food Vision 2030 received wide support by the County of San Diego Board of Supervisors (see foreword in the report), including funding for its completion. Since its release, Food Vision 2030 has been adopted into the County of San Diego’s daily work, and continues to be utilized and referenced in policy making. In addition, the plan was endorsed and supported by many local electeds and agencies across the region (city councilmembers, mayors, agencies, etc.)|
|Supplemental Documents||View Supplemental Documents|