UA Magazine no. 36 - Food Policy Councils

A growing number of cities and regions are forming Food Policy Councils (FPCs) and similar groups known by other names, such as multi-stakeholder food forums/platforms, food policy networks, food boards, food coalitions, food partnerships, and food labs.

As the movement towards inclusive, multi-stakeholder food systems governance for cities and city regions gathers momentum, there is a pressing need to document and systematise experiences of city food systems governance from around the world.

In this issue of the UA Magazine, we explore the experiences of FPCs and similar entities, with a particular focus on their approach to inclusiveness, documented impacts, and challenges faced.  

  1. Editorial - Food Policy Councils: Lessons on inclusiveness - Jess Halliday, Carmen Torres and René van Veenhuizen
  2. The Development of Food Policy Councils in North America - Mark Winne
  3. Changes in the Organisational Structure of Food Policy Councils - Raychel Santo
  4. Food Policy Councils Finding Their Way to Financial Stability - Anne Palmer
  5. Forming a Habit of Measuring and Monitoring - Karen Bassarab
  6. The Evolving Role of Food Policy Councils: Making the Shift from Policy to Critical Food Guidance -
    Lori Stahlbrand and Wayne Roberts
  7. Giving Youth a Seat at the Food Policy Table in Toronto - Jess Halliday
  8. A Hybrid Food Policy Board for the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area – Arnold van der Valk
  9. Local Food Strategies in Flanders – Michael Moulaert
  10. Gent en Garde - Katrien Verbeke
  11. Leuven ‘Food Connects’ - Gert Engelen, Michèle Jacobs and David Dessers
  12. From Urban Gardens to the Agri-Food Pact of Quito - Alain Santandreu, Alexandra Rodríguez, David Jácome,
    Denisse Paredes, María Cristina Cruz and Nataly Pinto
  13. Food Change Labs Transform Local Food Systems in Uganda and Zambia – Mangiza Chirwa and Immaculate Yossa
  14. Designing Holistic Food Systems with Citizen Participation in Bolivia – Maria Teresa Nogales
  15. Antananarivo Food Policy Council: Policy as practice - Olivier Andrianarisoa, Carmen Zuleta Ferrari,
    Paul Currie and Ingrid Coetzee
  16. Towards a Safe, Nourishing, Economic and Inclusive Food System for Arusha, based on Partnering - Ryan Fisher, Rebecca Mongi and Paul Currie
  17. The Prospects for Food Policy Councils in Portugal - Cecília Delgado
  18. Nairobi and Environs Food Security, Agriculture and Livestock Forum – Diana Lee-Smith
  19. What’s Cooking in Berlin’s Food Policy Kitchen? - Dinah Hoffmann, Oona Morrow and Christine Pohl
  20. Food Policy Councils as Levers for Local Development in Italy – Mazzocchi Giampiero and Marino Davide
  21. How the Rio Local Food Policy Council is Implementing a National Policy on Food Security – Juliana M. Tângari
  22. Strengthening an Alpine-Mediterranean Food System in the Mountains of South Tyrol – Christian Fischer, Silke Raffeiner, Brigitte
    Gritsch, Andreas Köhne, Verena Gschnell, Manfred Hofer, Elisabeth Hofer, Verena Breitenberger, Ulrike Laimer, Gudrun Ladurner, Siiri
    Eydner, Veronika Seiwald, Elisabeth Prugger, Heini Grandi
  23. The St Louis Food Policy Coalition: For a thriving, equitable, sustainable and local food system – Melissa Vatterott
  24. Good Food Greater Manchester: A city-regional strategic food partnership – Rebecca St. Clair and Adrian Morley
  25. Further Reading
  26. Upcoming: Gender in Urban Food Systems
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