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Food production and ecosystem management - Policy Briefs
A family-based fish and vegetable growing system tested in the crowded conditions of the Gaza Strip has proved such a success that some families want to turn food production into small businesses. An FAO project funded by Belgium introduced the soil-less or aquaponic food production units on the rooftops of 15...
West Bank & Gaza Strip (Near East)
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Governance and planning - Academic Literature
The urban food question is forcing itself up the political agenda in the Global North because of a new food equation that spells the end of the ‘cheap food’ era, fuelling nutritional poverty in the cities of Europe and North America. This article explores the rise of the urban food...
(Global coverage)
2014 - Kevin Morgan
Governance and planning, Food production and ecosystem management, Food loss and waste - Local Policies
The Bristol Food Policy Council developed an action plan to champion progress towards Bristol becoming a healthier, fairer and more sustainable food city. The Good Food Plan (2015-2018) is in essence a planning and monitoring tool which will highlight the depth and breadth of food activity in Bristol. This will help...
United Kingdom (Europe)
2013 - Coll.
Food production and ecosystem management - Reports & Case Studies
The health, wellbeing and social benefits of gardening, horticulture therapy and food growing are becoming better established and documented. Growing Health is a project by Garden Organic and Sustain to see how community food growing can be routinely used by the health and social care services as a way of promoting...
United Kingdom (Europe)
2013 - Coll.
Governance and planning, Sustainable diets and nutrition, Social and economic equity, Food supply and distribution - Reports & Case Studies
A number of initiatives are being supported by statutory and non-statutory organisations. These include food banks, food kitchens, community food-buying schemes, school breakfast clubs and lunch clubs for older people. They represent a very powerful response to hunger in our communities. Food banks and other forms of emergency food aid provision...
United Kingdom (Europe)
2013 - Greater London Authority