What makes urban food policy happen?

20 June 2017

Food policy is no longer the domain of national governments alone. The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems latest report shows that cities around the world are rising as powerful agents in the world of food and are finding innovative ways to put in place policies that take on challenges in global food systems.

Looking at policy examples from Belo Horizonte, Nairobi, Amsterdam, the Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Plan in Canada and Detroit, the authors identified a number of factors that, time and again, were seen to drive policy forward.

A cross sector approach involving communities, civil society and actors from across the food system was found to be the greatest contributor to successful food policies - resulting in these being aligned with real needs and receiving a broad support base to help with implementation.

Read more on the report


Leon Ballin
Sustainable Food Cities
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