Ghent (Belgium), a strategic partner of RUAF, was one of the first European cities to launch its own urban food policy (in 2013). Ghent’s urban food policy demonstrates the potential to transform the food systems at the local urban level. Ghent en Garde has been leading example in Belgium and other European countries. The city has regularly shared the methods and learnings from their local food initiatives with other Belgian cities, while its food policy has also been exchanged with cities all across the world. Ghent wins the UN Global Climate Action award in the category Planetary Health.