Catalysing urban food policy change through territorial coordination

01 March 2018

Anyone looking at the urban food policy field would be astonished at how fast food issues have entered the urban scene. However, actors that are working on the ground have the feeling that things take a lot of time…

Urban Food Futures reports on the analysis of food policy in a French department (La Sarthe) from the 2000’s onwards highlights the importance of territorial coordination as a catalyzer for change. The research finds that investing time and resources in activities that bring actors together on a very small scale pays off.

Territorial coordination takes time, and its results are sometimes difficult to materialize. However, it could be the missing link between the scale of challenges ahead and the actors’ ability to change!

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Tom Andrews
Soil Association
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Victoria Williams
Food Matters
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Ben Reynolds
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Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Sustainable Food Cities is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

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