Feeding rapidly growing cities sustainably will be one of the key challenges of the next decades in developing and developed countries. Key issues include long and distant supply chains, poor infrastructure, waste, the neglect of local production possibilities, and urban over- and under-nutrition.
- Growing evidence of innovative urban policies and projects that create food access for marginalised groups, from cities in Europe and Global South will be discussed.
- Participants will brainstorm on a toolbox to integrate local food systems within urban planning with a special focus on increasing access to food for marginalised and vulnerable groups. The output will be an urban food toolbox, which will be proposed to the European Commission to inform development programmes and approaches.