Urban Food Actions Platform

Urban food systems governance

Author: Tefft, J., Jonasova, M., Zhang, F., Zhang, Y.
Publisher: FAO and The World Bank

This report presents insights and emerging lessons on food systems governance from the experience of nine cities that have developed urban food interventions – Baltimore, Belo Horizonte, Lima, Medellín, Nairobi, Quito, Seoul, Shanghai and Toronto – and draws on diverse sources of secondary information regarding the experiences of other cities throughout the world. It highlights entry points for the governance of urban food systems issues; common procedural and content-related considerations when addressing those issues; predominant governance models; and operational opportunities for future investment. Successful examples can encourage other local governments to adapt new approaches and innovate within their own context. Every city will need to navigate the political economy to customize their choices and interventions to local circumstances, priority problems and economic opportunities.

Topic: Governance and planning
Organization: FAO and The World Bank
Author: Tefft, J., Jonasova, M., Zhang, F., Zhang, Y.
Year: 2021
Type: Reports & Case Studies
Region: Global coverage
Resource format: Document
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