What if cities could easily access each other’s food best practices on a searchable database, drawing on a wealth of global knowledge to improve the resilience and sustainability of their own food policies?
Now it’s possible thanks to the ‘Global database for city and regional food policy’, developed by the University of Buffalo, Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab, Community for Global Health Equity, and RUAF Foundation (Global partnership on urban agriculture and sustainable food systems).
The database is already up and running at http://growingfoodconnections.org/tools-resources/policy-database/ and EUROCITIES members are invited to contribute and take advantage of the inspirational information.
So take advantages of a wealth of policies, regulations, plans and ordinances on a range of food systems topics, such as food production, processing, distribution, consumption and waste management. By pooling knowledge cities can become guarantors of their citizens food security as we enter an era of ever growing demand.