Food Policy

Cities and food: the future of agriculture development

By 2050, 66% of the world’s population will be urban, and that’s going to have a big impact on food systems. The rapid growth of cities is driving the development of new urban food policies, in which cities can take more responsibility for food security and nutrition.

Sowing the seeds of change: urban food policies

On my way to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) this morning I passed by a small food growing space set up by local residents. Onion leaves could be spotted popping out of the soil. Only a few inches away were the graffitied walls of the busy train station. Quite a contrast! But -- what does this have to do with urban food policy?

Setting the Table for Urban Food Policy

I love food. I love cities. But it was only recently that I realized how interconnected these two things truly are.

Tuesday’s Side Event, “Urban Food Policies and their Role in Sustainable Food Systems,” at the United Nations Committee for World Food Security (CFS) in Rome, highlighted the importance of cities in the creation of healthy, viable food systems.

Why we need to talk about food policy

Food policy might seem a rather boring topic … after all, you can't eat policy, right?

Even today in the opening statements of the 43rdsession of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), delegates reiterated the call to focus on action over policy.