The role of private sector in city region food systems

10 February 2017

How can the private sector help shape more sustainable city region food systems?

What business and policy environment is needed to better engage the private sector in building sustainable city region food systems?

These two fundamental questions are addressed in this new report from RUAF Foundation and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP), with support from the CGIAR Water, Land and Ecosystems Research Program (WLE / IWMI).

Based on case studies, the report gives an overview of:

  •   The type of private sector that is currently engaged in building more sustainable and resilient CRFS
  •   Current private sector roles and innovations
  •   Drivers for increased engagement from private sector players
  •   The support needs to increase existing or new private sector engagement
  •   Recommendations for the private sector
  •   Policy recommendations to support private sector participation and innovations.

Access the report


Leon Ballin
Sustainable Food Cities

Sustainable Food Cities is a partnership programme run by

Soil Association

Food Matters

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Sustainable Food Cities is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation