Right to food, right to cities

Co-creating a toolkit to improve access to food for urban poor

Brainstorming lab
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
15:15 to 16:30

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.

Organised by


Giulia Maci
programme coordinator
European Centre for Development Policy Management
Katarzyna Dembska
The Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Foundation
Daniele Fattibene
Istituto Affari Internazionali
Guido Santini
Chief Technical Advisor
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Christophe Ramont
North-South civil servant
City of Ghent
Paulina Bizzotto Molina
Policy Officer
European Centre for Development Policy Management
Leonard Mizzi
Head of Unit
European Commission - DG for International Cooperation and Development
Stephen Otieno
City Advisor, Nairobi (Food Systems)
C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
Nina Pattyn
Hanne Knaepen
Policy Officer
European Centre for Development Policy Management