Urban Food Agenda

Public food procurement for sustainable food systems and healthy diets - Volume 1 & 2

Sustainable Public Food Procurement (PFP) is a key game changer for food systems transformation. It can influence food consumption and food production, and it can deliver social, environmental and economic benefits to achieve sustainable food systems for healthy diets...

FAO has developed this publication with the Alliance of Bioversity International, CIAT and Editora da UFRGS to contribute to the understanding, dissemination and use of PFP as a development tool in particular in the case of school meals programmes. The publication is divided into 2 volumes:

  • VOLUME 1 - researchers, policymakers and development partners can find evidence on how PFP can be used as a development tool and deliver multiple benefits for multiple beneficiaries.
    It argues that PFP can provide a market for local and smallholder farmers, promote the conservation and sustainable use of agrobiodiversity, and improve the nutrition and health of children and communities.

VOLUME 2 - further analysis of the instruments, enablers and barriers for PFP implementation.
Case studies with local, regional and national experiences from Africa, Asia, Europe and North and South America.