Urban Food Futures’ latest article: The subtle relationship between food policy councils and mayors.
Researchers looked into the effect of a mayor’s political support on a local food policy groups (such as ‘food policy councils‘ and ‘food partnerships’). They showed that the mayor’s support can be a great asset, but can also be, in some instances, detrimental. Their work will help local food policy groups find the right way to work with local elected representatives.
- The Mayor’s support to food policy groups can be a great asset, but can also be, in some instances, detrimental.
- Food policy groups must reflect upon the pros and cons of the space in which they are to operate.
- They should take their ability to survive political cycles very seriously.
Based on an interview with Jess Halliday (RUAF). Read more: http://www.urbanfoodfutures.com/mayors