Urban Food Actions Platform

Food systems should ensure that enough nutritious food is available for everyone, whether they live in urban or rural areas, and they are poor households. The challenge is to do so while minimizing any harmful impact on the environment. 

This thematic area focuses on efficient and resilient food supply and distribution systems. For instance strengthening the rural-urban food supply chain in order to face and adapt to disruptive events; developing sustainable food transportation and logistics planning in order to reduce carbon emissions by improving alternative fuels or means of transport and thus improve connections with peri-urban and rural nearby areas; strengthening or developing energy efficient municipal public markets including farmers markets, retail and wholesale markets; creating an enabling environment for the informal food system sector and their stakeholders.

Related Resources

Food supply and distribution - Reports & Case Studies
This factsheet provides information on the general knowledge collected by the city region food system (CRFS) project in its phase 2 regarding the assessment of risks for the CRFS of Colombo. These results are based on a literature review as well as data collected by the International Water Management Institute,...
Sri Lanka (Asia and the Pacific)
2021 - FAO
Food supply and distribution - Reports & Case Studies
This factsheet provides information on the general knowledge collected by the city region food system (CRFS) project in its phase 2 regarding the assessment of risks for the CRFS of Kigali. Specifcally, the factsheet adresses the problem of climate schocks and Covid-19, and their impact on the food supply chain....
Rwanda (Africa)
2021 - FAO
Governance and planning, Food production and ecosystem management, Food supply and distribution - Reports & Case Studies
Across Asia, cities are contending with a wide range of food-related issues but most lack a dedicated or coherent set of food policies. For most cities in Asia, food has been a policy and governance blind spot, while national food policy has distinctly lacked an urban perspective. Arguing that food...
(Asia and the Pacific)
2021 - Acharya, Gayatri; Cassou, Emilie; Jaffee, Steven; Ludher, Elyssa Kaur
Governance and planning, Food supply and distribution - Local Policies
This Milan Pact Talk had the aim to share experiences among cities that have taken initiatives to address the impact of Coronavirus on food security. São Paulo, Milan, Barcellona, and Washington DC tell us what these cities have implemented to face food insecurity during the Covid19 crisis through their food...
Brazil, Italy, Spain, United States of America (Global coverage)
2020 - Milan Urban Food Policy Pact Secretariat
Food supply and distribution - Articles
ONLY IN FRENCH Few places in the world are resisting the 'supermarket wave'. Only parts of India and Africa still seem to be left out of this phenomenon. While some welcome the "supermarket revolution" as a welcome modernization of food distribution systems, others are concerned that the wave is threatening the...
(Africa)
2020 -