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    Authors: Victoria Schoen (University of Kent) and Chris Blythe (Social Farms & Gardens) As the UK went into COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020, many community gardens in London stepped up as emergency food providers, despite unclear government advice on whether they could continue operating. Highlighting the flexible, community-centred approach of such gardens, as well as […]

    September 30, 2020
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    Author: Jess Halliday The Turkish city of Mezitli established its first markets exclusively for women producers in 2014. Six years later, some 650 women hold stalls at nine bi-weekly markets across the city, selling fruit and vegetables, olive oils, cakes, breads, desserts, teas, and all manner of other home-produced items. Hurrem Betul Levent Erdal, programme […]

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    The 28th edition of the Africa-France Summit on Sustainable Cities will take place 4-6 June 2020. On this occasion, France is offering 1000 young African entrepreneurs the opportunity to take part free of charge in the “City of Solutions” that will be held on the sidelines of this event. The young participants will have to […]

    January 21, 2020
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    France urbaine, the national network representing large French cities, has just released a new study entitled: “Rising to the challenges of food insecurity : initiatives in French cities”. This work follows the commitments adopted in February 2019 by 75 territories that are members of France urbaine: For a solidarity-based, responsible, sustainable food transition. France urbaine […]

    January 15, 2020
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    Ghent en Garde: Creating Structural Change through Local Food Policy City of Ghent, 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 […]

    November 18, 2019
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    6 December 2019, Belgium In 8 interactive workshops, you discover how Rikolto and its partners work towards a sustainable food transition, in cities around the globe. We travel from Leuven to Hanoi. From Quito to Arusha. From Solo to Tegucigalpa. Don’t expect a presentation of what Rikolto is doing! We especially want to stimulate discussions […]

    October 10, 2019
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    In this 4-page brief on democratising good food, the Nordic Food Policy Lab and Hivos present a global mapping of sustainable gastronomy initiatives.

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    This publication shows that Garden City principles related to land and community involvement and management, the involvement of private sectors, as well as the linking to other values in cities, and various tools and partnerships, are highly relevant today and may stimulate further thinking and development of sustainable city region food systems.