Toronto and Antananarivo win this year’s Milan Pact Awards

This year’s highest score was awarded to the city of Toronto (Canada) for the good practice “Community Food Works for Newcomers: Using food as tool for settlement and integration”. The programme supports refugees and other newcomers to access employment in the food sector, helps them improve basic food and nutrition skills, and uses food as a vehicle for immigrant and refugee settlement and integration into their new community. Antananarivo (Madagascar) received the second monetary prize for the category “Challenging Environment”. The city launched an “Urban Agriculture Programme” which promotes the installation of micro-vegetable gardens in the city’s low-income neighborhoods to improve food security and create income-generating activities for the sale of locally produced fresh vegetables. This Urban Agriculture Programme has spread to 24 districts, 21 training centers and 15,000 beneficiaries.

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