Grand Lyon, collectivité signataire du Pacte de Milan

Bruno Charles, Elu de la commune de Lyon, 15ème Vice-président de la Métropole de Lyon répond aux questions d’IUFN sur l’engagement de sa collectivité dans le Pact de Milan. Interview réalisé à l’occasion du déplacement du Grand Lyon à Rome en octobre 2016 pour prendre part à la première édition des Milan Urban Food Policy Pact Awards.

Keywords : City-region food systems

Plan ‘Manger régional, c’est capital’ de la région Pays de la Loire

Fière de son agriculture, la Région des Pays de la Loire poursuit son engagement concret auprès des agriculteurs en lançant une campagne pour encourager les Ligériens à consommer régional.

Keywords : City-region food systems

Projets alimentaires territoriaux sur France Inter avec IUFN

Aujourd’hui, dans l’émission les Carnets de campagne de France Inter, Markéta Braine-Supkova, Fondatrice et Directrice d’IUFN répond aux questions de Philippe Bertrand sur les dynamiques PAT.

Keywords : City-region food systems

OFFRE DE POSTE – IUFN CHERCHE DES RENFORTS – POSTULEZ!

Nous recherchons un-e chargé-e de mission pour le pôle Conseil et accompagnement. Envie de rejoindre notre équipe?

Keywords : City-region food systems

Premiers résultats du rapport IPES Food : What drives urban food policy: Lessons learned from five case studies

Corinna Hawkes a présenté en avant première quelques résultats d’une étude majeur à venir en début 2017, réalisée par IPES-Food : What drives urban food policy: Lessons learned from five case studies – qui met en lumière la façon dont les politiques alimentaires innovantes ont été élaborées à partir d’une variété de points d’entrée dans les villes à travers le monde.

Keywords : City-region food systems

Grand Lyon et Nantes Métropole à la FAO pour les cérémonies du Pacte de Milan

Pour les 8 signataires français, les cérémonies sont une occasion idéale pour d’échanger des idées et partager les progrès respectifs dans la réalisation des objectifs du Pacte avec les pairs. IUFN est bien sûr présente pour capter en direct l’énergie de cet événement international majeur.

Keywords : City-region food systems

SOUTENIR LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES PROJETS ALIMENTAIRES TERRITORIAUX – APPEL A PROJETS PNA 2016

Ministère de l’agriculture double les fonds pour ce nouvel appel à projets PNA avec un zoom sur le développement des Projets Alimentaires Territoriaux. Candidatez!

Keywords : City-region food systemsFood systemFood system governance

Guide pour construire son Projet alimentaire territoriale en 3 questions

Anna FAUCHER, Responsable du Pôle Conseil et Accompagnement d’IUFN présente l’approche du guide méthodologique Construire son projet alimentaire territorial en mode projet ou en mode LaboM’21 IUFN-Gironde.

Keywords : City-region food systems

GUIDE METHODOLOGIQUE – CONSTRUIRE SON PROJET ALIMENTAIRE TERRITORIAL

Consultez le guide méthodologique co-construit par le Conseil départemental de la Gironde et IUFN pour aider les collectivités à imaginer leur projet alimentaire territorial. Présentation officielle au SIA2016 sur le stand d’AgroParisTech!

Keywords : City-region food systemsDesignFood system governanceImpact assessmentProject evaluation

Et si on mangeait local …

Le rapport d’information conduit par la députée de Dordogne Brigitte Allain sur l’ancrage territorial de l’alimentation, traduit une aspiration citoyenne pour une alimentation durable, de proximité et de qualité comme une opportunité pour les territoires et les collectivités locales.

Keywords : City-region food systemsFood consumptionFood legislationFood policiesFood system governanceGovernmentHealthOrganic foodsSchool meals

Rapporteur de la loi Allain sur l’ancrage territorial de l’alimentation croit au changement

Après son adoption à l’unanimité à l’Assemblée Nationale en janvier 2016, la proposition de loi « Faciliter l’ancrage territorial de l’alimentation » portée par la députée de Dordogne Brigitte Allain, était examinée au Sénat le 9 mars dernier. En cinq articles, elle vise à soutenir le développement des circuits-courts et de proximité et à  améliorer la qualité […]

Keywords : AgroindustryCity-region food systemsConsumptionFood legislationFood policiesInstitutional feedingOrganic foodsSchool meals

Manger local – Députée EELV Brigitte Allain présente sa proposition de loi

Auteure du rapport « Circuits courts et relocalisation des filières agricoles et alimentaires » remis à Stéphane Le Foll en septembre 2015 et de la proposition de loi « Faciliter l’ancrage territorial de l’alimentation » adoptée à l’unanimité à l’Assemblée Nationale, Brigitte Allain revient sur les difficultés rencontrées par sa proposition de loi au Sénat et plus globalement sur […]

Keywords : City-region food systemsConsumer behaviourDietary guidelinesFeeding habitsFood policiesFood systemFood system governanceGovernmentHealthLegislationOrganic foodsSchool meals

CEMR Congress – Designing a local food strategy progress-monitoring tool – IUFN-URBACT-CEMR workshop April 22 2016, Cyprus

The session’s goal is to associate European local authorities attending the CEMR Congress to the co-desing of the CRFSWach Barometer and to collect their qualitative feedback during a world café style workshop facilitated by IUFN.

Keywords : City-region food systemsDesignEvaluationFood system governanceLocal government

Bordeaux Métropole – Ville signataire du Pacte de Milan

Anne Walryck, Vice-Présidente de Bordeaux Métropole, en charge du Développement Durable (Agenda 21, Plan Climat – Transition Energétique – Réseau de chaleur) répond aux questions d’IUFN sur l’engagement de la collectivités dans le Pact de Milan. /////// Votre collectivité a été parmi plus de cent villes mondiales à signer en octobre 2015 le Pacte de Milan […]

Keywords : City-region food systems

LE PACTE DE MILAN – LES COLLECTIVITES FRANÇAISES S’ENGAGENT POUR LES SYSTÈMES ALIMENTAIRES TERRITORIAUX

En France, huit collectivités ont répondu à l’appel de la ville de Milan et ont signé le Milan Urban Food Policy Pact. Elles s’engageant à agir au niveau local pour des systèmes alimentaires plus durables.

Keywords : City-region food systemsFood policiesFood supplyGovernance

JUST RELEASED : VIDEOS OF THE CLIMATE CHANGE URBAN FOOD WEBINARS

Designed to inform policy discussions in the lead-up to COP21, the videos of the 4 webinars of the Climate Change Urban Food initiative are now online!

Keywords : City-region food systemsClimate changeConsumptionDietFood systemGreenhouse gasesResearch

WEBINAR – Impacts of city region food systems? – Mesurer les impacts de l’approche territoriale de l’alimentation

French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable development and Energy is inviting you to take part in a webinar on the importance of impacts assessment of city region food systems as part of an efficient methodological approach when designing local food policy.

Keywords : City-region food systemsDiffusion of researchEnvironmental impact assessmentEvaluationEx-ante impact assessmentImpact assessmentLife cycle analysisProject evaluation

Milan Urban Food Policy Pact to be signed as Milan EXPO 2015 legacy

On 15th October 2015 the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact will be signed with an official ceremony as an international protocol for the development of food systems based on the principles of sustainability and social justice. French local authorities are in!

Keywords : City-region food systems

TOWNS AND ECOLOGICAL TRANSITION – Did you say climate change?

Leading up to the COP21 Paris conference, on September 24th and 25th 2015 will take place in Budapest, Hungary the 8th Congress of European Small Cities with Towns and ecological transition conference held by the Institut français of Budapest.

Keywords : City-region food systemsClimate changeLocal governmentUrban development

IUFN/ FNH/ UNEP towards COP21 – Launching the CLIMATE CHANGE URBAN FOOD Initiative

IT IS TIME TO ACT ! As part of the COP21 international conference’ program, IUFN, FNH Fondation Nicolas Hulot and UNEP are launching the CLIMATE CHANGE URBAN FOOD Initiative to explore city region food systems potential contribution to climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Keywords : Agricultural planningCity-region food systemsClimate changeLand use planningPoliciesResearchUrban developmentUrban planning

IUFN-MEDDE workshop ‘Developing city region food systems in France’

On September 17th 2015, IUFN convenes French local and national stakeholders to a one-day workshop ‘Developing city region food systems in France’, destined to design possible solutions in developing city-region food systems approach in France.

Keywords : City-region food systemsConsumptionEvaluationFood policiesFood systemFood system governanceInnovationUrban development

Exciting conference series on the Governance of the Food System with French Institute of Italy

Starting April and running until October 2015 as part of the Milan EXPO 2015, the Rome based French Institute of Italy (IFI) is providing two exciting series of round tables and related events on the strategic issue Governance of the Food System(s).

Keywords : City-region food systemsFood policiesFood systemFood system governanceGovernancePoliciesRight to food

Research and Processes about Food Systems at the University of Torino

Check the last updates on the research work of an interdisciplinary group based at the University of Turin, in collaboration with other institutions and universities, such as the Città Metropolitana of Turin, the Politecnico of Turin and the University of Gastronomic Sciences.

Keywords : City-region food systemsFood policiesFood systemFood system governanceGovernanceResearchResearch policiesTransport

IUFN’s City region food systems Caravan Milan 2015 is up and running!

From the 1st of May to the 31st of October 2015, next World Expo – Feeding the planet, energy for life – will take place in Milan, Italy. This global event will gather for six months policy makers as well as the general public on the issue of sustainable food systems. In this perspective, from  March […]

Keywords : City-region food systemsFood policiesGovernanceLand use planningPublic administrationUrban development

Henri ROUILLÉ D’ORFEUIL (CIRAD)

Using 2014′s Year of Family Farming as a starting point, Henri Rouillé d’Orfeuil expands upon the importance of agricultural land protection, City Region Food Systems (CRFS), and how bringing together a variety of stakeholders is key to addressing our globalized food system.

Keywords : City-region food systemsFarming systemsFood systemFood system governanceLand ownershipLandownersResearchTenant's rightsUrban development

CITY REGION FOOD SYSTEMS – Food in an urbanized world – ISU/ 3Keel report

How the engagement of city regions in food systems policy and planning can help towards a more integrated and synergetic approach to rural and urban development and a more inclusive approach to providing nutritional security for all.

Keywords : City-region food systemsConsumptionDiffusion of researchFood policiesFood system governanceGovernanceParticipationPlanningPoliciesPublic administration

IUFN Study – Measuring impact of city region food systems?

IUFN with a support of the French Ministry of Environment (Ministère de l’environnement, du développement durable et de l’énergie) is currently conducting a 10-month study to figure out how to evaluate the impact of city region food systems and to provide first data.

Keywords : Applied researchCity-region food systemsDeveloped countriesEvaluationFood policiesFood securityFood system governancePlanningUrban development

Emily MATTHEISEN – HIC on the Future of City Region Food Systems

Emily MATTHEISEN, HIC Global Program Officer, provides her point of view on the Future of City Region Food Systems – IUFN’s Special Issue Newsletter March 2015.

Keywords : City-region food systemsCivil society organizationsCommunity involvementConsumer educationFood systemFood system governanceGenderGovernmentHuman rightsIndigenous organizationsInformation transferNongovernmental organizationsPoliciesSocial participation

Lynn PEEMOELLER on the Future of City Region Food Systems

Lynn PEEMOELLER, Food Systems Planning Consultant (Germany/USA) providing her point of view on the Future of City Region Food Systems – IUFN’s Special Issue Newsletter March 2015.

Keywords : City-region food systemsFood policiesFood systemFood system governance

Marielle DUBBELING – Director of RUAF Foundation on the Future of City Region Food Systems

Marielle DUBBELING, Director of RUAF Foundation provides her point of view on the Future of City Region Food Systems – IUFN’s Special Issue Newsletter March 2015.

Keywords : City-region food systemsDiffusion of researchFood systemFood system governanceImpact assessmentPlanningPoliciesProject evaluationUrban developmentUrbanization

Karim HUSSEIN, IFAD on the Future of City Region Food Systems

Karim HUSSEIN, Strategic Policy Analysis and Knowledge Management Officer in IFAD’s Strategy and Knowledge Department, Food Systems Planning Consultant (Germany/USA) on the Future of City Region Food Systems – IUFN’s Special Issue Newsletter March 2015.

Keywords : City-region food systemsFarmersFarming systemsFood systemFood system governanceRegional governmentRural areasRural communitiesRural development

INTERVIEWS SERIES – International experts on the future of city region food systems

IUFN is happy to share with you a series of special interviews with international experts on the future of city region food systems!

Keywords : City-region food systemsFood systemInformation exchangeOrganizationsPolicies

The U.S. reports on its local and regional food systems

The United States Department of Agriculture has released a report on the state of the country’s local and regional food systems.

Keywords : Agricultural policiesAgricultural practicesCity-region food systemsConsumptionDistributionFarmersFood policiesFood productionFood system governanceLocal governmentMacroeconomic analysisMarketingProductionRegional governmentResearch

City Farmer

In 1978, a group of young environmentalists stumbled across a book called The City People’s Book of Raising Food by William and Helga Olkowski. It described in everyday language how the authors grew all their own food right in the middle of the city of Berkeley. This is what inspired the creation of City Farmer, which first […]

Keywords : AgricultureAllotmentsCity-region food systemsCompostingDomestic gardensEconomic activitiesGardensUrban agricultureWaste management

Greg KEEFFE – Why urban food production makes sense and how to make it happen

Professor Keeffe shares his insights on the benefits of urban agriculture and talks about his Hardware-Software-Interface approach.

Keywords : Applied researchCity-region food systemsConsumer behaviourDesignEnterprisesHorticultureUrban agriculture

Center for Studies in Food Security

Established at Ryerson University in 1994, the Centre for Studies in Food Security (CSFS) has been working to promote food security through research, dissemination, education, community action and professional practice. They take an interdisciplinary and systemic approach to the social justice, environmental sustainability, health and socio-cultural aspects of food security. The Centre shares information and facilitates […]

Keywords : City-region food systemsCollegesCommunity involvementDiffusion of researchEducational institutionsFood securityFood systemHealthInformation disseminationInformation exchangeInformation transferParticipationResearchSocial participationSocioeconomic developmentStakeholdersSustainable developmentTraining centresUniversities

MAPPING City Region Food Systems KEY PLAYERS – Are you in?

Call for participation – help us identify important actors of sustainable food systems for city region internationally through a new interactive mapping tool.

Keywords : City-region food systemsFood policiesFood system

Detroit Food Policy Council (DFPC)

The DFPC is an implementation, monitoring and advisory body and is committed to nurturing the development and maintenance of a sustainable, localized food system and a food-secure City of Detroit in which all of its residents are hunger-free, healthy, and benefit economically from the food system that impacts their lives.

Keywords : City-region food systemsCivil society organizationsCommunity involvementEconomic activitiesFood policiesFood securityFood systemFood system governanceGovernanceGovernmentHousehold food securityHungerLocal governmentOrganizationsParticipationPlanningPoliciesPublic administrationSocial participationUrban planning

LifeCycles Project Society

LifeCycles cultivates community health from the ground up by connecting people, the food they eat and the land it comes from. They support people in gaining the knowledge, skills and resources they need to access or grow their own food in a way that fosters biodiversity and enhances our urban environment. They provide an umbrella to a number of […]

Keywords : Age groupsBiodiversityChildrenCity-region food systemsCommunity involvementCooperative activitiesEconomic activitiesEducational institutionsEnterprisesFood preservationFruit growingHorticultureInformation exchangeInformation transferNongovernmental organizationsOrganizationsParticipationPeri-urban / Suburban agricultureSchoolsSelf sufficiencySmall enterprisesSocial participationStakeholdersSupply balanceUrban agricultureYouth

Metropolitan articulation of urban agriculture (Articulação Metropolitana de Agricultura Urbana)

The Metropolitan Articulation of Urban Agriculture (Amau) is a collective space composed of farmers from the metropolitan area of ​​Belo Horizonte and representatives of community groups (backyards, community gardens, medicinal plants, food processing etc.); organisations of civil society; social movements (including pastoral and urban occupations); networks and collectives; and community associations. Since 2001 these people come together […]

Keywords : AgricultureCity-region food systemsCivil society organizationsCommunity involvementEconomic activitiesFarmersFarming systemsFood systemGardensNongovernmental organizationsOrganizationsParticipationSocial participationStakeholdersUrban agricultureUrban areas

Die Agronauten

Based in Stuttgart, Die AGRONAUTEN is a non-profit research organisation for sustainable regional agriculture. Activities include the organisation of events and workshops for the general public and researchers as well as coordinating researh projects. The name derives from the Greek legend of the Argonauts and links agriculture with the brave undertaking of the Greek heroes […]

Keywords : City-region food systemsEducational institutionsFarming systemsFood systemGardensResearchUniversities

Ile-de-France – A regional strategy for sustainable and local agriculture

France’s most populated region has developed a strategy to transform their city region food system.

Keywords : AgroforestryCity-region food systemsConsumptionDistributionEnterprisesFarming systemsFood chainsPlanningProductionRegional Planning

IUFN City Region Food Systems Caravan Milan 2015

Series of awareness raising events on city region food systems’ potential and local food celebration in European cities From the 1st of May to the 31st of October 2015, the next World Expo – Feeding the planet, energy for life – will take place in Milan (Italy). This global event will bring together for six […]

Keywords : City-region food systemsParticipation

Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)

The FAO is an agency of the United Nations (UN) that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO’s efforts – to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. Their three main goals are: the eradication of hunger, […]

Keywords : AgricultureCity-region food systemsDeveloped countriesDeveloping countriesEconomic activitiesFood securityHealthHuman feedingHungerLiving standardsMalnutritionPovertySocioeconomic development

Designing a Food Planning Tool – Synthesis of IUFN’s special session at AESOP 6th

Set as a participatory two-hour workshop, the special session was an opportunity to have a quick dive into the world of planning tools with food in mind. Get the Synthesis and join the dedicated LinkedIN group.

Keywords : City-region food systemsFood policiesFood system governanceHuman feedingLand policiesPlanningUrban development

Andrea CALORI – Food policy design for Milano metropolitan region

Milan city council and the Cariplo Foundation are looking beyond Milan 2015 and just sealed a deal to launch a Food Policy. This tool will allow the municipality to make the city more sustainable and with more social justice regarding topics linked to food. This innovative project is aiming at organizing public policies dealing with […]

Keywords : City-region food systemsEcosystemsFood chainsFood policiesFood systemFood system governanceGovernancePeri-urban / Suburban agricultureProject designUrban development

Jean-Louis ROBILLARD – Local food policy for Nord Pas de Calais region

Jean-Louis ROBILLARD, Vice-President of the Regional Council of Nord Pas de Calais region in France, in charge of Food, Regionalisation of Agriculture and Rural development shares with IUFN his impressions of local food policy design process launched one year ago in this French region.

Keywords : City-region food systemsDesignFood policiesFood system governanceGovernancePlanningPublic administration

Local Food Governance – An element of regional development for Nord Pas de Calais Region (France)

In 2012, driven by the Green party local representative Jean-Louis ROBILLARD, the Nord Pas de Calais region is the first French region to designate food governance as one of the main strategic elements for the regional development (Opération de développement – OD).

Keywords : City-region food systemsFeeding habitsFood policiesFood serviceFood supplyFood systemFood system governanceGovernance

Food policy design for Milano metropolitan region

Milan City council and the Cariplo Foundation are looking beyond Milan 2015 and has sealed a deal to launch a Local Food Policy.

Keywords : City-region food systemsDiffusion of researchFood policiesFood system governanceLand use planningLocal governmentRegional governmentUrban development

Dominique TRINEL – Local food policy : being pragmatic

On October 18 2012, driven by the Green party local representative Jean-Louis ROBILLARD, the Nord Pas de Calais region (NPDC Region) is the first French region to have designated food governance as one of the main strategic elements for the regional development (Opération de développement – OD). The main objectives were to facilitate access to […]

Keywords : City-region food systemsConsumer behaviourConsumer educationFood policiesFood systemFood system governanceLocal governmentProject designRegional government

JOIN THE CALL FOR GLOBAL ACTION ON CITY REGION FOOD SYSTEMS

Sign the Call for Global Action at www.cityregionfoodsystem.org today and join the international community engaged for city region food systems and sustainable urbanization.

Keywords : City-region food systemsFood policiesFood securityFood systemFood system governanceHuman rights

Florence EGAL on Sustainable diets and local governance

At the occasion of the Committee for World Food Security Week in Rome, Florence EGAL, Nutritionist, Independent Expert, Member of IUFN’s Strategic Advisory Board is sharing her point of view on the challenging links between Sustainable Diets and local governance.

Keywords : City-region food systemsConsumptionDietFeeding habitsFood policiesFood securityFood system governanceHuman feeding

CITY REGION FOOD SYSTEMS & SUSTAINABLE URBANISATION – CFS 41 side event, October 17th Rome

As a first step towards a multistakeholders global cooperation mechanism, IUFN with core partner institutions of the Call for Global Action are convening large audience to a dedicated side event during the CFS Week, Rome, Italy on CITY REGION FOOD SYSTEMS & SUSTAINABLE URBANISATION.

Keywords : City-region food systemsFood systemFood system governancePoliciesUrban development

INUAG International Network for Urban Agriculture

INUAg.org is an up-to-date, organized and searchable resource for individuals, communities and organizations interested in urban agriculture.  We are striving to be comprehensive in geography, sector, topic, growing methods, business models, policy and other topics as urban agriculture grows. INUAg is based in Chicago serving a global membership.   Inuag.org has forums for members to […]

Keywords : Agricultural practicesCity-region food systemsFood systemPeri-urban / Suburban agricultureUrban agricultureUrban horticulture

RUAF Foundation – Resource Centers on Urban Agriculture & Food security

The RUAF Foundation is an international network of seven regional resource centres and one global resource centre on Urban Agriculture and Food Security. In 1996 the international Support Group on Urban Agriculture (SGUA) took the initiative to set up a Resource Centre on Urban Agriculture and Food Security (RUAF), in response to the expressed need […]

Keywords : City-region food systemsFood systemPeri-urban / Suburban agricultureUrban agricultureUrban horticulture

TERRES EN VILLES

Terre en villes is a French network gathering actors of agricultural and forest policies in urban areas. Structured as an association, Terres en ville regroups 27 urban areas, each of them represented by its Intercommunalité and Chamber of agriculture. It is composed of as many elected officials as agriculture representatives who pool their experience and […]

Keywords : City-region food systemsHorticulturePeri-urban / Suburban agriculture

TRANSITION NETWORK

Transition Network is a charitable organisation whose role is to inspire, encourage, connect, support and train communities as they self-organise around the Transition model, creating initiatives that rebuild resilience and reduce CO2 emissions. Ultimately it’s about creating a healthy human culture, one that meets our needs for community, livelihoods and fun. The organisation runs events, […]

Keywords : City-region food systemsClimate changeConsumer behaviourFeeding habitsGreenhouse gases

Launch of SITOPOLIS – open access journal on Urban Agriculture and Regional Food Systems

A multi-disciplinary, peer-reviewed and open access journal focussing on urban and peri-urban agriculture and systems of urban and regional food provisioning in developing, transition and advanced economies.

Keywords : City-region food systemsFood policiesPeri-urban / Suburban agricultureResearchUrban agriculture

SUSTAIN

The alliance for better food and farming advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, enrich society and culture and promote equity. The alliance for better food and farming was launched at the UNED-UK hosted Healthy Planet Forum on 17 June 1999. […]

Keywords : City-region food systemsFood policiesFood system

NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON FOOD POLICY

New York State Governor’s Office issued Executive Order No. 13 on May 18, 2007 that established the New York State Council on Food Policy (NYS CFP). NYS CFP was created with the recognition that agriculture is a critically important industry to New York State, that hunger is a serious problem facing many families; that access to […]

Keywords : City-region food systemsFood policiesFood system

OFFICE OF FOOD INITIATIVES BOSTON

The Mayor’s Office of Food Initiatives was established in June 2010 to engage the Boston Food Council, partners, and City departments to address directives set forward by the mayor’s office. Directives: Increase access to healthy and affordable food in schools, farmers markets, andstores, educate the public about healthy choices, and promote food benefits to reduce […]

Keywords : City-region food systemsFood policiesFood system

LOS ANGELES FOOD POLICY COUNCIL

The Los Angeles Food Policy Council (LAFPC) is a collective impact initiative, working to make Southern California a Good Food region for everyone— where food is healthy, affordable, fair and sustainable. As a project of Community Partners, the LAFPC was created in January 2011 by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to advance the mission of building a […]

Keywords : City-region food systemsFood policiesFood system

TORONTO FOOD POLICY COUNCIL

Toronto is a municipal food policy leader, with a long history working to ensure access to healthy, affordable, sustainable and culturally acceptable food. The Toronto Food Policy Council (TFPC) was established in 1991 as a subcommittee of the Board of Health to advise the City of Toronto on food policy issues. The TFPC connects diverse […]

Keywords : City-region food systemsFood policiesFood system

BRISTOL FOOD POLICY COUNCIL

The Bristol Food Policy Council was launched in March, 2011, at the Bristol Food Conference. It was based on a key recommendation from the Who Feeds Bristol report written by Joy Carey. Bristol is the first city in the UK to have a Food Policy Council. The aim of the Bristol Food Policy Council is […]

Keywords : City-region food systemsFood policiesFood system

SUS-CHAIN

SUS-CHAIN was a research project co-financed by the European Commission, which ran from the beginning of 2003 to the middle of 2006. It brought together a multi-disciplinary team of sociologists, economists and marketing experts from seven leading European universities paired with NGOs, which are active in the field of sustainable food production and marketing. The work has been undertaken at times when […]

Keywords : City-region food systemsConsumptionFood system

SUPURBFOOD

Until recently, short food supply chains and multifunctional agriculture were considered to be part of the rural development realm. This project looks at these topics from the perspective of urban rather than rural development. Short food supply chains have been advocated as a means to reduce the environmental impact of the agro-food system. However, to […]

Keywords : City-region food systemsConsumptionFood system

PUREFOOD

PUREFOOD was  a Marie Curie Initial Training Network funded by the European Commission’s Seventh Framework PEOPLE program, runing from 1 December 2010 until 1 December 2014. The objective of PUREFOOD was to train a pool of early-stage researchers in the socio-economic and socio-spatial dynamics of the (peri-)urban and regional foodscape. Specifically, the projects focused on […]

Keywords : City-region food systemsConsumptionFood system

FOODLINKS

Foodlinks was a collaborative project, run from January 2011 to December 2013, with the purpose of evaluating knowledge brokerage activities to promote sustainable food consumption and production: linking scientists, policymakers and civil society organizations. The project was carried out by a consortium of 14 partners (universities, regional and local governments and civil society organizations) from […]

Keywords : City-region food systemsFood system

COFAMI

The research project “Encouraging collective farmers marketing initiatives” (COFAMI) aimed to identify the social, economic, cultural and political factors that limit/enable the formation and development of collective marketing initiatives. The project was funded under the 6th EU Research Framework Programme. The research activities involved an assessment of the positive and negative effects of existing policy […]

Keywords : City-region food systemsFood system

Food Climate Research Network

The Food Climate Research Network was set up in 2005 and is supported by the Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) program. FCRN’s main aims are to communicate information on food and climate change, bring people together to share knowledge and ideas and act as ‘honest broker’ between different stakeholders, who may […]

Keywords : City-region food systems

AGROCAMPUS OUEST

The research unit UMR ESO includes five laboratories based in Angers, Nantes, Caen, Le Mans and Rennes. It has seven CNRS researchers, over 80 research-lecturers, 19 technicians and around 90 PhD students. Former a western France geography unit, it has now become a multi-disciplinary unit based in western France but open to a wide variety of […]

Keywords : City-region food systemsConsumer behaviourConsumptionFood policiesFood systemLand use planningRegional Planning

SUSTAINABLE FOOD CITIES NETWORK

The Sustainable Food Cities Network is an alliance of public, private and third sector organisations that believe in the power of food as a vehicle for driving positive change and that are committed to promoting sustainable food for the benefit of people and the planet. The Network - which is run by a coalition of NGOs led […]

Keywords : City-region food systemsConsumptionFood policiesFood systemUrban agriculture

FAO – FOOD FOR CITIES

FAO has been providing direct assistance to cities by developing action plans and programmes :  to support urban and peri-urban agriculture production, to enhance access to quality irrigation water for urban and peri-urban agriculture, to improve the urban food supply and distribution systems, to support small livestock and dairy production, to promote urban and peri-urban […]

Keywords : City-region food systemsEcosystemsFood policiesFood systemPeri-urban / Suburban agricultureUrban agricultureUrban development

CITTASLOW

The Association called “Cittaslow –Rete Internazionale delle città del buon vivere”: in short, “Cittaslow”, is established between the Towns of Bra, Greve in Chianti, Orvieto, Positano and Slow Food Association. The Slow Cities movement promotes the use of technology oriented to improving the quality of the environment and of the urban fabric, the safe-guarding of […]

Keywords : Alternative agricultureCity-region food systemsConsumer behaviourConsumer educationEnvironmental managementFeeding habitsFood system

Eating City

The two main actors of the program, created in 2010 are Risteco, the environmental department of the italian SME Sotral S.p.A., a company specialized in food transport and logistic services for public catering and Terre-Citoyenne, “Sustainable Earth”,  an informal alliance, made up of individuals and organizations addressing global environmental challenges. Strenghtened by the synergie of […]

Keywords : Canteen mealsCity-region food systemsConsumer behaviourConsumer educationEnterprisesFood policiesFoodsInstitutional feedingMalnutritionSchool mealsUrban agriculture

Lauren BAKER – CHALLENGES OF CITY-REGION FOOD GOVERNANCE (Filmed ITW)

Lauren BAKER, Coordinator of Food Policy Council of Toronto, pioneer Food Policy Council on international level with 20 years experience in the field, is sharing with IUFN her vision of food governance for city-regions.  Lauren BAKER is member of the Board of directors of IUFN. This interview was realized during the IUFN’s international workshop LAND […]

Keywords : City-region food systemsDevelopment policiesFood policiesFood productionFood system governanceLand policiesLand usePeri-urban / Suburban agriculturePlanningUrban agriculture

André VILJOEN – CONTINUOUS PRODUCTIVE URBAN LANDSCAPES (Filmed ITW)

Andre VILJOEN, a leading figure in the field of urban food production, its rationale, urban and architectural design implications, based at University of Brighton, shares with IUFN the concept of Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes (CPUL). This interview was realized during the IUFN’s international workshop LAND FOR FOOD, April 24-25th, UNESCO, Paris (France) where André VILJOEN was one of invited speakers.

Keywords : City-region food systemsFood policiesFood wastesPeri-urban / Suburban agriculturePlanningResearchUrban agricultureUrban developmentUrban planningUrban wastesUrbanization

Sandrine FOURNIS – LAND FOR FOOD (Filmed ITW in French)

Sandrine FOURNIS, Director of Bureau des Territoires at French Ministry of Environment, Sustainable development and Energy shares her vision of rural-urban linkages within the perspective of food security. Interview realized during IUFN’s international workshop LAND FOR FOOD, Land use & Sustainable food systems for cities, UNESCO, April 24-25th 2014. Sandrine FOURNIS Ministry of Environment, Sustainable development and Energy (France)

Keywords : City-region food systemsFood policiesLand usePeri-urban / Suburban agricultureUrban areas