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Leveraging Urban Policy for Food Sovereignty and Human Rights

Author: Paula Fernandez-Wulff, Christopher Yap
Publisher:Transnational Institute and FIAN International for Hands on the Land

The future of food systems is closely bound to cities and urban processes. As these relationships are progressively recognised and unpacked cities are becoming the new front lines in the struggle for more just and sustainable food systems. One of the primary ways that cities shape food and agricultural systems is through the direct and indirect outcomes of policy processes that take place in urban contexts, but which have potentially far-reaching impacts. This paper has been produced in response to the growing interest in urban policy processes by the European food sovereignty movement. The paper considers how urban policy processes might be leveraged to contribute to the realisation of food sovereignty, “understood as the right of peoples to define their own food and agricultural systems”.

Organization: Civil Society Organization
Region: Europe