Public actors, members of civil society, development actors, researchers we invite you to participate to the discussions that will take place on November 16, 17, 18 in Montpellier during the international meeting on urban food policies.
The objective is to contribute through this dialogue to a better knowledge and understanding of urban food policies in the world, including their development and their impacts. This meeting will allow to show, by the mean of concrete examples,  that cities in subsaharian Africa, in north Africa, in Middle East, in Asia and Latin America have the right levers to contribute to food security and food systems sustainability besides the the civil society commitments and also national and international policies.

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This conference is organized by the UNESCO Chair on world food systems and the French research center CIRAD together with the French Agency for Development (AFD), the Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation for the Progress of Humankind (FPH), the FAO – Food for the cities program, the RUAF Foundation, the International Sustainability Unit (Part of The Prince of Wales’ Charitable Foundation), the Regions United Organisation (ORU- Fogar) and the Mercadis (Montpellier wholesale market), with the support of Agropolis Fondation, the Daniel and Nina Carasso Fondation, the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie, the CIHEAM-IAMM and the Montpellier Mediterranée Métropole.

It will gather local governments of cities and urban regions from sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America, along with research and development actors.

Through knowledge sharing, this meeting will provide an opportunity to show that, in addition to national policies and international agreements, cities can also make a vital contribution to food security and sustainable food systems with the implementation of urban food policies.

The conference will explore three strategic levers that city and urban region governments can mobilize : markets and logistics (wholesale, retail, transportation, etc. ); catering services (school, popular restaurants, street food, etc.); the new forms of connexions between urban and rural areas (twinning, urban investment in agriculture, etc.).

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