region: Global

  • New Perspectives on Food Democracy: download publication

    New Perspectives on Food Democracy: download publication

    New Perspectives on Food Democracy (2019, Volume 7, Issue 4) Special issue of Politics and Governance Edited by Basil Bornemann and Sabine Weiland With the overall intention of stimulating the debate on food democracy, this thematic issue aims to shed fresh light on the complex relationship between food and democracy in different contexts. New theoretical…

  • Designing Urban Food Policies

    Designing Urban Food Policies

    This Open Access book is for scientists and experts who work on urban food policies. It provides a conceptual framework for understanding the urban food system sustainability and how it can be tackled by local governments. Written by a collective of researchers, this book describes the existing conceptual frameworks for an analysis of urban food…

  • Urban agriculture: another way to feed cities

    Urban agriculture: another way to feed cities

    The Veolia Institute has just published a new issue of Facts Reports on the theme of urban agriculture. To open up discussions on the topic a conference was organized with exchanges between researchers, innovative companies, architects and experts.

  • The subtle relationship between food policy councils and mayors

    The subtle relationship between food policy councils and mayors

    Urban Food Futures’ latest article: The subtle relationship between food policy councils and mayors. Researchers looked into the effect of a mayor’s political support on a local food policy groups (such as ‘food policy councils‘ and ‘food partnerships’). They showed that the mayor’s support can be a great asset, but can also be, in some instances,…

  • Call for papers: Levering Sustainable Food Systems to Address Climate Change—Possible Transformations

    Call for papers: Levering Sustainable Food Systems to Address Climate Change—Possible Transformations

    Sustainability – Special Issue: “Levering Sustainable Food Systems to Address Climate Change—Possible Transformations”. Guest editors: Dr. Alison Blay-Palmer; Dr. Patricia Ballamingie; Dr. Irena Knezevic; Dr. Erin Nelson; and, Dr. Andrew Spring The clock is ticking. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2018), we have until 2030 to enact unprecedented changes to avoid the…

  • A menu of actions to shape urban food environments for improved nutrition

    The menu of actions contains over 70 examples of policies and programmes that city governments have implemented to improve food security and nutrition by making healthy and nutritious food more accessible, desirable, and affordable.

  • Distance learning courses on urban agriculture and urban food security

    Distance learning courses on urban agriculture and urban food security

    The RUAF Foundation in cooperation with Ryerson University (Canada) developed 4 distance learning courses (each containing 14 learning modules) on urban agriculture and urban food security. Understanding Urban Agriculture. Includes modules on the definition of the urban agriculture; its history and actual trends; the stakeholders in urban agriculture; its benefits and risks; its constraints and…

  • Urban Agriculture Magazine no. 36 – Food Policy Councils

    Urban Agriculture Magazine no. 36 – Food Policy Councils

    In this Urban Agriculture Magazine, we explore food policy councils, their approach to inclusiveness, their impacts, and challenges faced.

  • Event: We feed the city

    Event: We feed the city

    6 December 2019, Belgium In 8 interactive workshops, you discover how Rikolto and its partners work towards a sustainable food transition, in cities around the globe. We travel from Leuven to Hanoi. From Quito to Arusha. From Solo to Tegucigalpa. Don’t expect a presentation of what Rikolto is doing! We especially want to stimulate discussions…

  • City Region Food System Toolkit (2015-2017)

    City Region Food System Toolkit (2015-2017)

    This City Region Food System (CRFS) toolkit provides guidance on how to assess and build sustainable city region food systems. It includes support material on how to: define and map your city region; collect data on your city region food system; gather and analyse information on different CRFS components and sustainability dimensions through both rapid…