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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
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
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 -