Food policy

Why food policy is more important than ever?

Food systems encompass the entire range of stakeholders and their interlinked activities from food production to distribution and consumption via transformation. These actors range from private to public, NGOs, as well as citizens, focusing on the types of food items, their quality, their integration into daily lives.

Food policy meeting

Cities have a responsibility to ensure that all stakeholders co-create local food ecosystems addressing societal needs and reinforcing territorial cohesion, while enabling the legal and economic frameworks required for such actions. These have for example taken the forms of Food policies, Food councils or work on public procurement. In particular, canteens have been key players in the city to serve as systemic transition hubs and to support strong leadership visions.

City cases

Milan (IT)

Milan’s Urban food policy for an inclusive, integrated and sustainable development of cities.


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Who feeds Bristol?
Bristol (UK)

Bristol launched the first Food Policy Council in UK in 2011.

The city has also developed research on 'Who feeds Bristol?'.

Majobo Oslo
Oslo (NO)

Oslo’ MAJOBO grassroots network of local and organic food production and urban farming by citizens, spreading ideas, inspiration and information.



RU:RBAN Transfer Network - Caen (FR)
Caen (FR)

Physical building for local food ecosystem in Caen at La Maison, France