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Food production and ecosystem management - Academic Literature
 The results of the JArDinS study—conducted in the Greater Montpellier area—did not reveal any changes towards more sustainable lifestyles among community garden users a year after they began participating in the garden.  Novice gardeners mentioned several difficulties in getting involved in their community garden, which they visited irregularly. This...
France (Europe)
2021 - Marion Tharrey, Nicole Darmon
Governance and planning, Sustainable diets and nutrition - Guidelines
This handbook is addressed to Parliamentarians to support them in adopting domestic legislation, approving budget allocations, and overseeing public-sector policies towards transforming food systems that deliver healthy diets for all. It can also help municipalities develop policies for sustainable diet and nutrition for their cities.
(Global coverage)
2021 -
Governance and planning - Reports & Case Studies
Over the last couple of decades, local governments have started taking action to address food system challenges. Many innovative food policies have taken place in cities in particular. However, despite major developments spearheaded by visionary local leaders and communities in recent years, local governments in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)...
Ghana, India, Jamaica (Global coverage)
2021 - Samina Raja, Erin Sweeney, Yeeli Mui, Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah
Governance and planning, Food production and ecosystem management - Articles
Urban forests play an important role for urban dwellers, providing environmental, social and economic services. One of these benefits is the capacity of trees to provide food, an aspect which has the potential to increase food security that has been gaining increasing attention over the past few years. However, there...
Brazil (Latin America and the Caribbean)
2020 - V.Vannozzi Brito, S.Borelli
Governance and planning - Guidelines
A circular city is one that promotes a just transition from a linear to a circular economy across the urban space, through multiple city functions and departments and in collaboration with residents, businesses and the research community. In practice, this means shifting away from the linear economy’s “take, make, waste” model,...
(Global coverage)
2020 - Coll.